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Tufts University School of Medicine

Sue Gallagher

Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Health Communication

Sue Gallagher

Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Health Communication

Phone ​ 617-636-3539
Campus: Boston

Biography

​Recent projects have focused on addressing risk factors, injuries and preventive interventions focused on traffic safety and on Latino populations. improving traffic safety materials for that population, creating guidelines for developing culturally competent traffic safety materials for Hispanics, examining the legal liability costs associated with school injury, evaluating community-based traffic safety and suicide prevention programs, assessing the sustainability and visibility of injury and violence prevention programs in state health agencies, assessing the US federal investment in global road safety in developing countries, evaluating education materials, messages and policies to reduce heat-related deaths to children in parked cars, and developing strategies to improve external cause of injury coding in hospital discharge data.

Education

  • ​MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
  • BA, Simmons College

Research interests

Behavioral Science and Health Communication

Publications

  1. Annest JL, Fingerhut LA, Gallagher SS, et.al. Strategies to Improve External-Cause-of-Injury Coding in State-Based Hospital Discharge and Emergency Department Data Systems. MMWR Recommendations and Reports, 57(RR01): 1-15, March 28, 2008.
  2. Gallagher SS, Peek-Asa C, Branas CC. Injury research advocacy a high priority. In press Injury Prevention 2008.
  3. Barrios LC, Jones SE and Gallagher SS. Legal liability – the consequences of school injury. Journal of School Health, 77(5): 273-279, 2007.
  4. Christoffel T and Gallagher SS. Injury Prevention & Public Health - Practical Knowledge, Skills and Strategies. 2nd edition. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishing, 2006.
  5. Runyan CW, Bowling JM, Schulman M, and Gallagher SS. Potential for violence against teenage retail workers in the U.S. Journal of Adolescent Health, 36(3): 267.e1-5, 2005.
  6. Guard, A, Gallagher, SS. Heat-related deaths to young children in parked cars: an analysis of 171 fatalities in the United States. Injury Prevention, 11: 33-37, 2005.