Frederick Rivara

Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Dentistry

401 Broadway
Box 359960

Seattle, WA 98122-


Research Interests

His research interests have included 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 Hospital.


MD University of Pennsylvania, 1974

MPH University of Washington, 1980

In the News

Violence has complex, far-reaching impacts on health
Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center, 10/07/2019

Consumer Reports finds potentially unsafe bike helmets 'widely available' online. Here's how to avoid buying one
NBC News, 07/19/2019

What you need to know before getting on an electric scooter
KING 5, 05/16/2019

Scooters: The next public health issue?
U.S. News and World Report, 01/25/2019

As easy as riding a bike
The New York Times, 07/27/2018

ASU criminology professor part of national research collaborative on youth firearm injuries, deaths
Arizona State University, 06/05/2018

More bike sharing, fewer helmets. Are head injuries on the rise?
KUOW, 04/27/2018

NIH funds research consortium to address firearm deaths among U.S. children and teens
MSU Today, 04/23/2018

Plan announced to require safe gun storage in Seattle
UW Medicine Newsroom, 03/21/2018

Should the U.S. look at gun violence as a public health issue?
CBS News, 12/12/2017