Carol W. Runyan, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Health Behavior

Curriculum Vitae

Department of Epidemiology
Colorado School of Public Health
University of Colorado
13001 E 17th Avenue
Campus Box B-119
Aurora, CA 80045
T: 303-724-6499
1972 Macalester College BA, Biology
1975 University of Minnesota MPH, Public Health
1983 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD, Public Health
1985 Johns Hopkins University Postdoctoral Fellowship, Injury Epidemiology


Research interests
Injury prevention
Violence prevention
Worksite health


Research activities
Carol Runyan is a Professor at the Colorado School of Public Health (Epidemiology and Community and Behavioral Health) and at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (Pediatrics). She directs the Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education and Research Program in collaboration with Colorado Children’s Hospital. Dr. Runyan led the University of North Carolina, Injury Prevention Research Center and the National Training Initiative for Injury and Violence Prevention and its PREVENT Program – a national practitioner training program. Her doctoral training focused on the intersections of health behavior, injury epidemiology, and social policy. Her research interests are broad and include injuries to young workers workplace violence, residential injury, and violence on college campuses. She participates on numerous grant review committees, advisory boards, and editorial boards.

Select publications
Runyan CW, Pierce M, Shankar V, Bangdiwala S (2013)
Can student perpetrated college crime be predicted based on pre-college misconduct?.
Injury Prevention

Rauscher K, Runyan CW, Schulman M, Bowling JM. (2008)
U.S. Child Labor Violations: Findings of a National Survey of Adolescents Working in the Retail and Service Sectors..
American Journal of Public Health

Runyan CW, Schulman M, Dal Santo J, Bowling JM, Agans R, Ta M. (2007)
Safety of U.S. Adolescents Working in the retail and service sectors. Pediatrics. 119(3): 526-534..
Pediatrics: vol.119, p.526-534.