“Injury Prevention was an accident”. Putting injury in the national agenda in India

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Dr Rakhi Dandona, PhD, is a Clinical Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and at the Public Health Foundation of India, She is a lead investigator on epidemiological studies on injuries, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, blindness and mortality estimation and also an Associate Editor of Injury Prevention. In this podcast, Dr Dandona tells Rod McClure how she almost didn't pursuit Injury Prevention and why research contradicts some of the national stats regarding injury and mortality in India. The papers mentioned in this podcast: 1 - Haddon W Jr. The changing approach to the epidemiology, prevention, and amelioration of trauma: the transition to approaches etiologically rather than descriptively based. 1968. Inj Prev. 1999 Sep;5(3):231-5. (https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/5/3/231) 2 - Dandona R, Kumar GA, Ameer MA, Ahmed GM, Dandona L. Incidence and burden of road traffic injuries in urban India. Inj Prev. 2008 Dec;14(6):354-9. (https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/14/6/354) 3 - Dandona R, Bertozzi-Villa A, Kumar GA, Dandona L. Lessons from a decade of suicide surveillance in India: who, why and how? Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Jun 1;46(3):983-993. (https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/46/3/983/2617187)

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