Frederick Rivara

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Dentistry



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)

Victim-Offender Relationship and the Emotional, Social, and Physical Consequences of Violent Victimization.
(2022 Jan 6)
Am J Prev Med
Hullenaar KL, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Rivara FP, Vavilala MS, Baumer EP

Firearm-related research articles in health sciences by funding status and type: A scoping review.
(2021 Dec)
Prev Med Rep 24(): 101604
Gurrey S, McCauley H, Benson M, Prabhu P, Fan MD, Rivara FP, Hemenway D, Miller M, Azrael D, Rowhani-Rahbar A

The 2021 Joseph St Geme, Jr, Leadership Award Address: The Role of Structural Racism in Injuries to Children and Adolescents.
(2022 Jan 1)
Pediatrics 149(1):
Rivara FP

Predictors of health-related quality of life following injury in childhood and adolescence: a pooled analysis.
(2021 Dec 22)
Inj Prev
Dipnall JF, Rivara FP, Lyons RA, Ameratunga S, Brussoni M, Lecky FE, Bradley C, Beck B, Lyons J, Schneeberg A, Harrison JE, Gabbe BJ

Effect of Collaborative Care for Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms on Academic Function: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
(2021 Dec 14)
J Sch Health
Rivara FP, Marcynyszyn LA, Wang J, Chrisman SPD, Hilt R, Zatzick DF, Johnson AM, Jinguji T, Quitiquit C, McCarty CA

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