Catherine's research is focused on the trauma and injury care as well as health disparities amount injury patients. Clinically, she has witnessed the burden of injury and the magnitude of its impact on patients, family and communities both in the United States and abroad. In 2011, she completed an ARRA NIH Post-doctoral Fellowship in Mozambique conducting a Preventable Death Project and implementing the Ministry of Health's Clinical Trauma Registry at the country's premier trauma referral center Maputo Central Hospital. After fellowship and post-doctoral studies, she transitioned to Duke and switched focus to addressing injury prevention and care at KCMC in Moshi, Tanzania.
Global Injury and Injury Prevention
An introduction to the field of injury epidemiology and injury prevention. Prominent types of injury are very different in different settings and those to be discussed in the course are those related to motor vehicles, assaults, firearms, self-injurious behavior and global toxicology. Behavioral, biological, economic and social issues related to the implementation of injury reduction policies will be explored through case studies of specific injury scenarios and interventions. Course will delve into epidemiology, specific research methods and innovative research methods and articles.
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Staton CA, Msilanga D, Kiwango G, C, Vissoci JRN, de Andrade L, Lester R, Hocker MB, Gerardo CJ, Mvungi M, (2015) A prospective registry evaluating the epidemiology and clinical care of Traumatic Brain Injury patients and the way forward, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2015.1061562
Staton CA, Vissoci JRN, Gong E, et al. (2015) Road Traffic Prevention Initiatives; a systematic review and meta-summary of effectiveness in low and middle income countries, PLoS One, in pressn
Kiwango G, Msilanga D, Gerardo C, Hocker M, Lester R, Mvungi M, Ntabaye M, Lynch C. Epidemiology of Traumatic Brain Injury Patients at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center Moshi, Tanzania Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, Dallas Texas, May 2014
Vu A, Duber H, Sasser SM, Hansoti B, Lynch CA, Khan A, Johnson T, Hargarten S. "Emergency Care Research Funding in the Global Health Context: Trends, Priorities and Future Directions." Accepted for publication Academic Emergency Medicine, August 2013
Asonganyi E, Vaghasia M, Rodrigues C, Phadtare A, Ford A, Pietrobon R, Lynch CA (2013) Factors Affecting Compliance with Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pap Smear Screening among Healthcare Providers in Africa: Systematic Review and Meta-Summary of 2045 Individuals. PLoS ONE 8(9): e72712. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072712
Dai D, Zhang Y, Lynch C, Miller T, Shakir M., Childhood drowning in Georgia: A geographic information system analysis Applied Geography 2013; 37;11-22
N. Periyasamy, CA Lynch, SD Dharmaratne, DB Nugegoda, T Ostbye. Under reporting of road traffic injuries in the district of Kandy, Sri Lanka. BMJ Open 2013; 3(11): e003640 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003640
Lynch CA, Schenk E, Taibo C, de Costa A, Machado C, Chilundo B, Sasser SM, Wright DW. Implementation of a Clinical Trauma Registry as a Quality Improvement Measure at Maputo Central Hospital, Maputo Mozambique; African Conference in Emergency Medicine. November 2012
Woo J, Kapadia N, Phanco S, Lynch CA."Intentional Dabigatran Overdoase and a Positive Outcome: Case Report. Medical Journal of Toxicology
Monica H. Swahn, Ph.D., Lindsay Gressard, Jane B. Palmier, J.D., M.P.H., Rogers Kasirye, Catherine Lynch, M.D., Huang Yao, M.A. Victimization and Perpetration with Weapons among Youth in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda; West J Emerg Med 2012; 13(3): 253-9
Dodge K, Lynch C, Biroscak B, Evans L, Moore C. Use of Ultrasound Improves Success Rates of Junior Resident Central Venous Catheter Insertions. J Ultrasound Med 2012; 31:1519-1526
Periyasamy N, Lynch CA, et al. The incidence of raod traffic injuries in Kandy, Sri Lanka, World Safety Conference, Wellington New Zealand 2012
Jetha EA, Lynch CA, Houry DE, et al. Treatment, Services and Follow-up for Victims of Family Violence in Health Clinics in Maputo, Mozambique. West J Emerg Med. 2011;12(3):348-353.
Jetha EA, Lynch CA, Houry DE, et al. Characteristics of victims of family violence seeking care at health centers in Maputo, Mozambique. Journal of Emerg Trauma Shock. 2011;4(3):369-373.
Lynch CA, Houry DE, Dai D, Wright DW. Evidence-based Community Consultation for Traumatic Brain Injury. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18:972-976.
DeMers G, Lynch CA, Vilke GM. Retail store-related traumatic injuries in paediatric and elderly populations. Jour Paramed Prac 3(11) Nov 11, 632-636