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Jess F Kraus, MPH, PhD, has been engaged in injury research since the mid-1960s. He is currently Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of California Los Angeles.


He has held numerous appointed and elected positions in many professional societies and organizations such as the US Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Safety Research Advisory Committee and the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Accident Prevention.

He has undertaken studies on motorcycle crashes, pedestrian injuries, work related trauma, and brain and spinal cord injuries. He has more than 175 publications in the field and teaches five graduate courses on injury epidemiology.