June 21, 2017

Mary Aitken MD, MPH

Professor (Secondary)


1996 – MPH, (Epidemiology) University of Washington
1988 – M.D., (Medicine) University of North Carolina
1983 – BA, (Economics/Chemistry), University of North Carolina

Research Interest

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)

Courses Taught

MPH and DrPH Preceptorship and Capstone projects

Recent Publications

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