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Director, Injury Prevention Center
BS, University of Bridgeport, 1974
MS, Rutgers University, 1976
BS, Emory University School of Medicine, 1978
MPH, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1989
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Garry Lapidus is a national leader in injury prevention research, education and training, community based programs, and public policy. He is a published author in the field with over 50 peer reviewed journal articles. In 2015, he was appointed by the Connecticut legislature to co-chair the Task Force to Study the State-wide Response to Family Violence and its Impact on Children.
Lapidus G, Gregorio D, Hansen H. Misclassification of homicide on childhood death certificates. Am J of Public Health. 1990;80(2): 213-214.
Lapidus G, Braddock M, Banco L, et al. Child pedestrian injury: A population based collision and injury severity profile. J Trauma. 1991;31(8): 1110-1115.
Lapidus G, Braddock M, Schwartz R., et al. Accuracy of fatal motorcycle injury on death certificates. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 1994;26(4):535-542.
Lapidus G, Braddock, M. Education & Training in Violence Prevention: A Public Health Model, in When Anger Governs, Preventing Violence in America. (eds. Hampton, R., Jenkins, P, and Gullotta, T.) Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA
Lapidus, G. et al. Using a GIS to Guide a Community Based Smoke Detector Campaign. Proceedings of the Third National Conference: GIS in Public Health. www.erg.com/gis. 1998. Centers for Disease Control.
Lapidus G, Lerer T, Zavoski R, Banco L. Childhood injuries in Connecticut. Conn Med. 1998;62(6): 323-331.
Lapidus G, Merwin D, Carver HW, Banco L. Firearm-related fatality surveillance in Hartford County, Connecticut. Conn Med. 2001;65(2): 91-95.
Lapidus G, Cooke M, Gelven E, Sherman S, Duncan M, Banco L. A statewide survey of domestic violence screening behaviors among pediatricians and family physicians. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002;156:332-336.
Lapidus, G., Brock, K. (contributors Pediatric Injury Prevention section). 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, Part 11: Pediatric Basic Life Support. Circulation. 2005;112:IV-156-1V-166.
Campbell, B, Borrup, K., Corsi, J, Kelliher,K, Hassan,S, Banco, L, Lapidus, G. Pediatrician attittudes, knowledge and practice regarding teen driving safety. J Safety Research. 2009;40:121-124.
Campbell, B, Chaudry N, Borrup, Hassan,S, Lapidus, G. Does Knowledge of Teen Driving Risks and Awareness of Current Law Translate into Support for Stronger GDL Provisions? Lessons Learned from One State. Traffic Injury Prevention. 2009;10(4):320-324.
Rogers, S, Bentley, G, Campbell, T., Borrup, K, Saleheen, H, Wang, Z, Lapidus, G. Impact of Connecticut’s graduated driver licensing system on teenage motor vehicle crash rates. J Trauma. 2011:71(2):S1-S4.
Mr. Lapidus is a percussionist/drummer and enjoys playing jazz, blues, funk and rock music.