Center for Injury Research and Policy
The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital works globally to reduce injury-related pediatric death and disability. With innovative research at its core, CIRP works to continually improve scientific understanding of the epidemiology, biomechanics, prevention, acute treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. CIRP serves as a pioneer by translating cutting edge injury research into education, advocacy and advances in clinical care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designated the Center for Injury Research and Policy as an Injury Control Research Center in 2008.
The Abigail Wexner Research Institute is ranked among the top 10 for NIH funding among free-standing children's hospitals.
Meet Our Team
Learn more about director Gary Smith, MD, DrPH, and his team of principal investigators at the Center for Injury Research and Policy.
See the latest grants awarded to the researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy.
Education and Training
CIRP’s educational and training programs generate global interest in injury prevention and train the future leaders in the field.
See the latest news coming out of the Center for Injury Research and Policy including press releases, announcements about recent awards, publications, studies, and events, as well as upcoming media trainings.
Making an Impact
From design changes in consumer products to new public policy, CIRP's influence is leading the way to a safer world at the local, national and global levels.
View our research on a wide range of topics spanning home safety, burns, poison, sports and recreation, and transportation.
About the Center
The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) was established in 1999. In 2001, it became the first of the 12 Centers of Emphasis within the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Founded and directed by Dr. Gary Smith, CIRP is also one of only 9 Injury Control Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is the only one focused on injuries to children and adolescents.
The researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy are dedicated to reducing injury-related pediatric death and disability worldwide.