Carol Runyan, PhD

Adjunct Professor Department of Health Behavior

T:(303) 724-6499

carol.runyan@ucdenver.edu

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Carol Runyan has more than 30 years of experience as an injury scholar. She is a professor in the Colorado School of Public Health where she leads the Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER). Previously, Dr. Runyan led the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center for more than two decades.

Her numerous publications address both the epidemiology and prevention of injuries on a number of topics, including intentional and unintentional injuries occurring in the home, roadway, school and work environments.

She is the creator of the PREVENT Program, a national training program designed to introduce practitioners to principles of evidence-based practice. Dr. Runyan works actively on practice-based issues with federal, state and local health agencies and teaches public health students. In 2012, she was named one of the most influential leaders in injury control by the CDC, and, in 2014, received a Distinguished Career Award from the APHA.

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Career Award
2014, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section, American Public Health Association

Teaching Interests

Graduate-level courses at the Colorado School of Public Health:
     Foundations of Public Health
     Historical and Conceptual Issues in Public Health
     Ethical Issues in Public Health
     Public Health as Social Change
     Professional Issues in Public Health
     Developing a research proposal
     How to do a dissertation

Research Activities

Child and adolescent health
Injury and violence prevention and control
Mental health
Worksite and occupational health

Practice Activities

Child and adolescent health
Health equity
Injury and violence prevention and control

Key Publications

Lethal Means Counseling for Parents of Youth Seeking Emergency Care for Suicidality. Runyan CW, Becker A, Brandspigel S, Barber C, T rudeau A, Novins D (2016). Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(1), 8-14.

Preventing the invisible plague of firearm suicide. Runyan CW, Brown TL, Brooks-Russell A. (2015). American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85(3), 221-224.

Using the Haddon matrix: introducing the third dimension. Runyan CW. (2015). Injury Prevention, 21(2), 126-130.

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Injury Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, 1986

PhD, Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1983

MPH, Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1975