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)

Stakeholder-Engaged Development of a Theory-Driven, Feasible, and Acceptable Approach to Concussion Education.
(2022 Jun 15)
Health Educ Behav
Kroshus E, Chrisman SPD, Hunt T, Hays R, Garrett K, Peterson A, Rivara FP, Chiampas G, Ramshaw Ba D, Glang A

Short-Term Effects of Tax Credits on Rates of Child Maltreatment Reports in the United States.
(2022 Jul 1)
Pediatrics 150(1):
Kovski NL, Hill HD, Mooney SJ, Rivara FP, Rowhani-Rahbar A

Call for Papers on the Effects of War on Health and Health Care Delivery, Access, and Equity.
(2022 May 2)
JAMA Netw Open 5(5): e2217872
Rivara FP, Haneuse SJPA, Morris AM, Fihn SD

Civilian Petitioners and Extreme Risk Protection Orders in the State of Washington.
(2022 May 25)
Psychiatr Serv
Prater L, Rooney L, Bowen AG, Conrick K, Mustafa A, Moore M, Rivara FP, Rowhani-Rahbar A

Developing a National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP): Results from the Injury Prevention Research Gap Delphi Survey.
(2022 May 12)
J Trauma Acute Care Surg
Cooper Z, Herrera-Escobar JP, Phuong J, Braverman MA, Bonne S, Knudson MM, Rivara FP, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Price MA, Bulger EM, NTRAP Injury Prevention Panel.

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