Harold (Hank) Weiss PhD, MPH

Hank Weiss

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Brief Biography

Professor Weiss received a MS in Environmental Health and MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota (1975-6) and his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh (1999). He has over 33 years of experience in public health, 26 in injury control. He founded and directed the state injury program in Wisconsin (1983) and since 1992 has been in academia. He joined the University of Pittsburgh Center for Injury Research and Control in 1993 and was Director from 2002-2008. He joined the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, at the University of Otago in 2009 and was Director of the Injury Prevention Research Unit from 2009-2013. He is currently the Injury and Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Wiscosnin Division of Public Health.

His research has covered injury surveillance, violence and domestic violence, traumatic brain injuries, baby walkers, poisonings, bicycles, farm injuries, hospital discharge data, data linkage, elderly falls, and recreational injuries, among other areas. Currently, he focuses on injuries to pregnant women, fetal outcomes due to trauma, motorcycle related traumatic brain injury and the intersection of safety and sustainability. Dr. Weiss is author of several websites and has led the development of the the largest archive of injury internet lectures. He was chair of the APHA Injury Control and Emergency Health Services section (ICEHS, 1990) and president of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR, 2007). He was awarded the Alex Kelter Visionary Award from the State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association (STIPDA, 2009).

Research Interests

PhD Dissertation: The epidemiology of perinatal traumatic fetal injury mortality. 1999, University of Pittsburgh. Citation, abstract or a full copy of the dissertation.
Sustainable and healthy transport
Maternal and fetal injuries
Intimate partner violence
Childhood injury control
E-coding issues and injury data sources required for injury control efforts
Telecommunications and public health
Traumatic brain injury
Injury surveillance utilizing computerized surveillance and patient data systems

Professional Organizations

Safe States Alliance (SSA) - Board member
Association for Advancement of Automotive Medicine
Society for Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiologic Research (SPER)
American Public Health Association (APHA)
International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention (ISCAIP)
State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association (STIPDA)
Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR)

Education & Training

University of Pittsburgh
1994-1999 PhD (Epidemiology)
University of Wisconsin
1984 Special Student Status
University of Minnesota
9/75-12/76 MPH (Epidemiology)
7/74-6/75 MS (Environmental Health)
University of California at Santa Cruz
1971-1973 BA (Environmental Studies in Biology)
University of California at Los Angeles
1971-1973 Undergraduate

Awards

STIPDA Alex Kelter Vision Award

Awarded the “Alex Kelter Vision Award” from the State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association (STIPDA)
Elluminate Center of Excellence.
Top poster at the annual meeting of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention (ISCAIP) Durban, South Africa April 5-6, 2006.
Recipient of the 2004 Live Online LOLA Award for "Most compelling or engaging online learning moment".
Student Paper Award, American Public Health Association, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section.
ICIRN Web site, Top 5% of the Web by Lycos and Medsite Gold Award.

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