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Director, Center for Injury Research and Policy

Shannon Frattaroli, PhD ’99, MPH ’94, translates evidence about injury and violence prevention into policies and practices that will create safe places for people to thrive.

Contact Info

624 N. Broadway , Hampton House 545

Research Interests

injury prevention; prevention of opioid use disorders and overdose; driver assisted technology; safe systems design; fire prevention (residential sprinklers and smoke alarms); gun violence prevention; domestic violence prevention; extreme risk protection orders; qualitative research methods; public health advocacy; community-based public health research; policy implementation

Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of California, Los Angeles

My research interests include understanding the role of policy in improving the health of populations, with particular attention to the implementation of public health policies and the role of advocacy and communities in the policy process. Current projects include: addressing the opioid epidemic through innovative injury prevention approaches, understanding residential sprinkler policies as a strategy for preventing house fire death and injury, and maximizing the revolution in auto safety currently underway with the advances in automation and safe systems design. I am also very involved with research and practice efforts to implement firearm dispossession provisions of domestic violence restraining orders and the new extreme risk protection order laws in several states across the country. Much of my work involves the use of qualitative methods.

Honors & Awards

SOURCE Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2018
SOURCE Award for Service-Learning Fellowship, 2015
MPH Practicum Award for Policy Formulation Course, 2015
Delta Omega Faculty Inductee, 2009 
SAVIR President’s Award, 2009 
Outstanding Faculty Award presented by the HPM Student Coordinating Committee, 2008 
Advising, Mentoring and Teaching Recognition Award, 2005 
Margaret Bright Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2004 
Victor Raymond Memorial Endowment in Public Policy Development 1996-1997 
William Haddon, Jr. Fellowship in Injury Prevention, 1995-1996

Select Publications

I've selected some of my most requested publications to feature here.

  • Frattaroli S, McGinty EE, Barnhorst A, Greenberg S. Gun violence restraining orders: Alternative or adjunct to mental health-based restrictions on firearms? Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 2015;33(2-3):290-307. DOI:10.1002/bsl.2173.

  • Alexander GC, Frattaroli S, Gielen AC eds. The Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2017.

  • Frattaroli S, Shields W, Omaki E, Molloy M, Gielen AC. How are prescription medications stored in urban homes where children live? Opportunities for poisoning prevention, Clinical Pediatrics, 2017;56(7):678-81.

  • Frattaroli S, Pollack KM, Cook PJ, Salomon M, Omaki E, Gielen AC. Public opinion concerning residential sprinkler systems for 1- and 2-family homes. Injury Epidemiology, 2015;2(1):27. doi: 10.1186/s40621-015-0060-5.

  • Frattaroli S, Pollack KM, Young JL, Vernick JS. State health department employees, policy advocacy, and political campaigns: Protections and limits under the law. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 2015;43(s1):64-8.

Firefighters and Wellness: Building A Healthy Future Through Partnership and Science
Evaluating MADD's Court Monitoring Program
Dissemination Research in Child Safety
Community Partnerships for Child Safety
Evaluation of a Street Outreach Program for Youth Violence Prevention
Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy
Center for Injury Research and Policy
Community Based Participatory Research in Child Safety
Evaluation of the California Firearms Domestic Violence Intervention Project
Residential Sprinkler Technology: A Survey of U.S. Homeowners
Conquering the Unkowns: Addressing Unknown and Undetermined Cause of Origin and Cause Entries in Fire Incident Reporting
Policy, Advocacy, and Implementation: Promising Strategies for Separating Batterers & Guns
SOURCE Service-Learning Academy