Mary Aitken MD, MPH
Professor (Secondary), Department of Health Policy and Management
Other Academic/Research/Policy Affiliations
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UAMS College of Medicine
Chief, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation, UAMS
Director, Injury Prevention Center, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1996 – MPH, (Epidemiology) University of Washington
1988 – MD, (Medicine) University of North Carolina
1983 – BA, (Economics/Chemistry), University of North Carolina
Pediatric injury prevention, including major injury mechanisms that disproportionately impact the health of rural and low income children.
Current Research Projects
- Translational Research Institute (NCATS, Lowery)
- Evaluating a web-based child passenger safety program: Safety in Seconds v2.0 (NICHD, Gielen)
- Determining teen mothers’ adherence to safe sleep recommendations (CUMG, Aitken)
MPH and DrPH Preceptorship and Capstone projects
Helmkamp J, Marsh S, Aitken ME. Occupational all-terrain vehicle deaths among workers 18 years and older in the United States, 1992-2007. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 2011 Apr; 17(2): 147-55.
Bowman SM, Aitken ME, Maham SA, Sharar S. Trends in hospitalizations associated with pediatrics burns. Injury Prevention 2011;17: 166-170.
Bowman SM, Aitken ME. Assessing external cause of injury accuracy for transport injury hospitalizations. Perspectives in Health Information Management. 2011; 8:1c. Epub 2011 Oct 1.
Brann M, Mullins SM, Miller BK, Eoff S, Graham J, Aitken ME. Making the message meaningful: A qualitative