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Shabbar I. Ranapurwala, PhD
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Shabbar I. Ranapurwala, PhD

Assistant Professor
UNC Department of Epidemiology
Core Faculty
UNC Injury Prevention Research Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Iowa Department of Epidemiology
  • 137 E. Franklin Street, Suite 500
  • CB# 7505
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA
Dr. Shabbar Ranapurwala is an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School and part of the core faculty at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. He conducts advanced analytical research in injury and violence prevention. His work utilizes a diverse set of epidemiological study designs including cluster randomized trials, retrospective cohorts, case control and ecologic studies. His substantive areas of research include opioid poisoning prevention, violence prevention, occupational injury prevention and the application of principles of causal inference in these areas.

Representative Courses

Research Activities

 
As core faculty in the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, Dr. Ranapurwala studies:

- Prescription and non-prescription opioid use disorders and overdoses;
- Gender-based violence;
- Occupational injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries in sports; and
- The application of causal inference research methods, including DAGs, to these substantive areas.

Practice Activities

The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center collaborates closely with the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. As part of this long-standing collaboration, Dr. Ranapurwala is an active member of the state's Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Council's Research and Evaluation Core.

Key Publications

Staff/Administrative Duties

- Research Assistant Professor, UNC Department of Epidemiology
- Core Faculty, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Department of Epidemiology

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