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)

Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Severity and Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes: Single-Center Retrospective Cohort, 2011-2017.
(2024 Jun 4)
Pediatr Crit Care Med
Killien EY, Ohman RT, Dervan LA, Smith MB, Rivara FP, Watson RS

Use of artificial intelligence and the future of peer review.
(2024 May)
Health Aff Sch 2(5): qxae058
Bauchner H, Rivara FP

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Among US Youth.
(2024 May 28)
JAMA 331(20): 1732-1740
Wolf ER, Rivara FP, Orr CJ, Sen A, Chapman DA, Woolf SH

Characteristics of Firearm Injury by Injury Intent: The Need for Tailored Interventions.
(2024 Apr 24)
J Trauma Acute Care Surg
Kirkendoll SD, Hink AB, Kuhls DA, Rivara FP, Sakran JV, Agoubi LL, Winchester AS, Richards J, Hoeft C, Patel B, Michaels H, Nathens AB

Prediction Models and Clinical Outcomes-A Call for Papers.
(2024 Apr 1)
JAMA Netw Open 7(4): e249640
Fihn SD, Berlin JA, Haneuse SJPA, Rivara FP

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