The editorial board of Injury Epidemiology has chosen Dr. Svetla Slavova of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health as the recipient of the Jess Kraus Award for 2018, for her paper titled “Interrupted time series design to evaluate the effect of the ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM coding transition on injury hospitalization trends”. Dr. Slavova is an associate professor in the department of biostatistics and a faculty researcher at the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC). The paper appeared in the journal on October 1, 2018. Co-authors are: Dr. Julia F. Costich, Dr. Huong Luu, Ms. Judith Fields, and Dr. Terry L. Bunn of the UK College of Public Health and KIPRC, as well as Dr. Barbara A. Gabella of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Dr. Sergey Tarima of the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The Jess Kraus Award is given each year to the author of the best paper published in Injury Epidemiology, selected by the editorial board according to “novelty, simplicity, clarity and potential impact on population health”. Dr. Slavova will accept the award at the Symposium on Innovations in Translating Injury Research into Practice, scheduled for March 23 at Columbia University in New York City.
[Photo: Dr. Svetla Slavova]