Center for Injury Research and Policy

The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of The 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.

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The Research Institute is ranked among the top 10 for NIH funding among free-standing children's hospitals.

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 Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Founded and directed by Dr. Gary Smith, CIRP is also one of only 11 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.