Welcome to CIRCA
The Consortium for Injury Research and Community Action (CIRCA) is a university-wide comprehensive Injury Control Research program that provides community based injury prevention, research, training, and service through an extensive collaboration with a broad range of university, state and local organizations. The consortium conducts and promotes injury control research, gathers and disseminates information on injuries, provides training for health professionals, and informs public and community leaders on injury control issues. The unifying theme is a unique focus on social, public policy, environmental change and community participatory-based approaches to injury research and prevention.
Our mission is to understand how the social and physical environment affects injury risk and how social norms, community-based interventions, public policy and environments can be altered to reduce the occurrence, severity and consequences of injury through development of multi-disciplinary research and educational and training activities.
NIH funds new EDC Traumatic Brian Injury Study Assessing the Risk of Disruptive Behavioral Disorders
As part of the Approaches and Decisions in Acute Pediatric TBI Trial (ADAPT), CIRCA Director Anthony Fabio will assess the incidence of disruptive behavioral disorders (DBD) after severe TBI.read more
Kathleen Creppage’s research on Heroin and Illicit Fentanyl tweeted by Rachel Levine, PA Physician General
Kathleen Creppage, a DrPH student, presented her dissertation research at Pitt Day in Harrisburgread more
CIRCA Faculty to Lead Coordinating Center for National Trauma Network, Up To $90M In Department of Defense-Funded Trauma Research
Steve Wisniewski and Anthony Fabio will lead the data coordinating center. The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) contract that could lead to $90 million in research over the next decade to improve trauma care for both civilians and military personnel.read more