SAVIR Webinars

SAVIR regularly offers live webinars presenting timely and high-quality injury control research addressing a spectrum of research topics for both intentional and unintentional injuries.

Upcoming Webinars


Our latest webinar was held on December 5, 2019, at 3 pm ET


Title: Pathways to Advocacy for Violence & Injury Researchers

  1. Corinne Peek-Asa, Advocating for Research Funding
  2. Rebecca Levin, Advocating for the Research-Practice Link
  3. Vicka Chaplin, Advocacy to support evidence-based policy
  4. Post-Webinar Q&A


Our Presenters:

Cori Peek AsaCorinne Peek-Asa, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, University of Iowa College of Public Health. Cori is the Director of the CDC-funded Injury Prevention Research Center and Directs the NIH-funded University of Iowa International Trauma and Violence Research Training program that builds research capacity in Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia, Georgia, and Moldova. Her work focuses on the epidemiology of traumatic injuries and violence, including surveillance, causal analysis, implementation and translation science. She has current studies in the areas of acute care with a rural and global focus; community, workplace, and family violence prevention; and road safety. Dr. Peek-Asa is an appointed member of the Transportation Research Board and the Global Violence Prevention Forum of the National Academies of Science. She served on the Board of Advisors and as the former President of the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research. She was named a ResearchAmerica! Public Health Hero in 2010.

Levin Rebecca HeadshotRebecca Levin, MPH, is the Executive Director of Strengthening Chicago’s Youth (SCY), Chicago's largest violence prevention collaborative and a catalyst for innovation convened by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. SCY’s mission is to connect and mobilize our community around a public health approach to violence prevention and youth development. SCY encourages partnerships that strengthen existing efforts so Chicago’s youth can reach their full potential. Before coming to Lurie Children’s in 2011 to create SCY, Ms. Levin worked at the American Academy of Pediatrics for 12 years, overseeing all violence and injury prevention efforts.

VchaplinVicka Chaplin, MA, MPH, is the Director of Research Translation at the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) and serves as Managing Director of the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy. She focuses on research translation for the development of, advocacy for, and implementation of evidence-based firearm policy. Vicka has more than a decade of experience in violence prevention and mental health promotion and is passionate about effective violence prevention that advances social justice.