Frederick Peter Rivara M.D., M.P.H.

Frederick Peter Rivara M.D., M.P.H.

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Dr. Rivara holds the Children’s Guild Association Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, and is a UW professor of pediatrics and an adjunct professor of…

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Research Interests

The efficacy and promotion of bicycle helmets; prevention of pedestrian injuries; youth violence; the epidemiology of firearm injuries; intimate partner violence; interventions for alcohol abuse in trauma patients; and the effectiveness of trauma systems in the care of pediatric and adult trauma patients.

He continues as an active clinician, teacher, investigator and advocate at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Univ. of Pennsylvania School of MedicineMedical education1974
Children's Hospital BostonInternship
UW - Dept. of PediatricsFellowship
UW - Dept. of PediatricsResidency

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1974

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of PediatricsPediatrics1981
Dr. Rivara holds the Children’s Guild Association Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, and is a UW professor of pediatrics and an adjunct professor of epidemiology. He is chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

His contributions to the field of injury control have spanned 30 years. He served as founding director of the Harborview Injury and Research Center in Seattle for 13 years, and was founding president of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention.

He has received numerous honors, including the Charles C. Shepard Science Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section Distinguished Career Award; the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Injury and Poison Prevention, Physician Achievement Award; and the UW School of Public Health Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. Rivara was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2005, and serves on the Board of Children, Youth and Families of the Institute of Medicine/National Research Council. He is also a founding board member of the Washington State Academy of Science. He is editor-in-chief of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

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