Frederick P Rivara

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Children's Hospital Guild Association Endowed Chair in Pediatrics Health Outcomes Research, Pediatrics



MD University of Pennsylvania, 1974
MPH University of Washington, 1980



Box 359960
401 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122


Dr. Rivara served as founding director of the Harborview Injury and Research Center in Seattle for 13 years, founding president of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, and his contributions to the field of injury control have spanned 30 years. He has received numerous honors including the Charles C. Shepard Science Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Public Health Association, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section Distinguished Career Award, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Injury and Poison Prevention, Physician Achievement Award, and the UW School of Public Health Distinguished Alumni Award. Rivara was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2005. Rivara is also a founding board member of the Washington State Academy of Science. He was one of the editors of WHO's report, World Report on Child Injury

Research Areas

Research Interests

His research interests have included the efficacy and promotion of bicycle helmets, prevention of pedestrian injuries, youth violence, the epidemiology of firearm injuries, intimate partner violence, interventions for alcohol abuse in trauma patients and the effectiveness of trauma systems in the care of pediatric and adult trauma patients. He continues as an active clinician, teacher, investigator, and advocate at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Advancing Equity at the JAMA Network-Self-Reported Demographics of Editors and Editorial Board Members.
(2024 Feb 9)
Bibbins-Domingo K, Flanagin A, Sietmann C, Bonow RO, Navar AM, Shinkai K, Roberson ML, Ayanian JZ, Ponce N, Inouye SK, Durant RW, Simon MA, Rivara FP, Vela M, Josephson SA, Rawls A, Disis MLN, Florez N, Bressler NM, Scott AW, Piccirillo JF, Osazuwa-Peters N, Christakis DA, Duncan AF, Öngür D, Bagot KS, Kibbe MR, Backhus LM, Malani PN

Suicide-related behavior and firearm access among perpetrators of domestic violence subject to domestic violence protection orders.
(2024 Jan)
Prev Med Rep 37(): 102560
Dalve K, Ellyson AM, Bowen D, Kafka J, Rhew IC, Rivara F, Rowhani-Rahbar A

Research needs related to firearm rights restoration.
(2024 Jan 5)
Inj Epidemiol 11(1): 1
Kafka JM, Rivara FP, Ross R, Rowhani-Rahbar A

Integration of extreme risk protection orders into the clinical workflow: Qualitative comparison of clinician perspectives.
PLoS One 18(12): e0288880
Conrick KM, Porter SF, Gause E, Prater L, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Rivara FP, Moore M

Implementation Evaluation of Tiered Tele-Triage Pathways for Burn Center Consultations and Transfers.
(2023 Dec 21)
J Trauma Acute Care Surg
Agoubi LL, Clark NM, Gibbs S, Stewart BT, DeGrauw XG, Vavilala MS, Rivara FP, Arbabi S, Pham TN

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