Faculty

Frederick Rivara

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

206-744-9449
fpr@uw.edu

Education

MD <unknown>, University of Pennsylvania, 1974
MPH <unknown>, University of Washington, 1980

Contact

206-744-9449
fpr@uw.edu

Box 359960
401 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Bio

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)

USE OF REGIONAL ANALGESIA AND RISK OF DELIRIUM IN OLDER ADULTS WITH MULTIPLE RIB FRACTURES: AN EAST MULTICENTER STUDY.
(2021 Apr 29)
J Trauma Acute Care Surg
O'Connell KM, Patel KV, Powelson E, Robinson BR, Boyle K, Peschman J, Blocher-Smith EC, Jacobson L, Leavitt J, McCrum ML, Ballou J, Brasel KJ, Judge J, Greenberg S, Mukherjee K, Qiu Q, Vavilala MS, Rivara F, Arbabi S

Adapting Safety Check as a Universal Suicide Prevention Strategy in Pediatric Primary Care.
(2021 Apr 23)
Acad Pediatr
Davis M, Johnson C, Pettit AR, Barkin S, Hoffman BD, Jager-Hyman S, King CA, Lieberman A, Massey L, Rivara FP, Sigel E, Walton M, Wolk CB, Beidas RS

Assessment of county-level proxy variables for household firearm ownership.
(2021 Apr 22)
Prev Med 148(): 106571
Haviland MJ, Gause E, Rivara FP, Bowen AG, Hanron A, Rowhani-Rahbar A

Association of Psychosocial Factors and Hospital Complications with Risk for Readmission After Trauma.
(2021 Apr 10)
J Surg Res 264(): 334-345
Killien EY, Huijsmans RLN, Vavilala MS, Schleyer AM, Robinson EF, Maine RG, Rivara FP

The Effect of Sexual Dysfunction on Health-Related Quality of Life in Men Following Traumatic Pelvic Fractures.
(2021 Mar 23)
J Trauma Acute Care Surg
Wang AY, Vavilala MS, Rivara FP, Johnsen NV

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