Frederick P 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)

Driving characteristics of young adults prior to and following concussion.
(2023 Sep 20)
Traffic Inj Prev
Patrick KE, Kroshus E, Boyle LN, Wang J, Binjolkar M, Ebel BE, Rivara FP

Modification of Firearm Law-Firearm Injury Association by Economic Disadvantage.
(2023 Sep 13)
Am J Prev Med
Agoubi LL, Banks SN, Kwon EG, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Nehra D, Rivara FP

Impact of Tele-Triage Pathways on Short-Stay Admission after Transfer to a Regional Burn Center for Acute Burn Injury.
(2023 Sep 11)
J Am Coll Surg
Clark NM, Agoubi LL, Gibbs S, Stewart BT, De Grauw X, Vavilala MS, Rivara FP, Arbabi S, Pham TN

Improving Child Health Research: The Role of Randomized Clinical Trials.
(2023 Jul 28)
J Pediatr 262(): 113641
Bauchner H, Rivara FP

CARE4Kids Study: Endophenotypes of Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms in Adolescents: Study Rationale and Protocol.
(2023 Aug 25)
J Neurotrauma
Giza CC, Gioia G, Cook LJ, Asarnow R, Snyder A, Babikian T, Thompson P, Bazarian JJ, Whitlow CT, Miles CM, Otallah S, Kamins J, Didehbani N, Rosenbaum PE, Chrisman SPD, Vaughan CG, Cullum M, Popoli DM, Choe M, Gill J, Dennis EL, Donald CLM, Rivara FP

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