Corinne Peek-Asa

Title & Affiliation
Distinguished Research Fellow Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program
Distinguished Research Fellow Crime and Justice Policy Research Program
Associate Dean for Research College of Public Health
Professor Department of Occupational and Environmental Health


  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of California-Los Angeles, 1995
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of California-Los Angeles, 1991

Corinne Peek-Asa is the Director of the CDC-funded University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center and Directs the NIH-funded University of Iowa International Trauma and Violence Research Training Program. Her work focuses on epidemiologic research, intervention development, policy implementation, and translational science. She has conducted violence prevention research in the United States, Mexico, China, Africa, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Armenia. Peek-Asa was recognized by Research!America as a Public Health Hero in 2010 for her work in violence prevention. In 2020, she was awarded the university's Distinguished University Professor award. 

Research Interests

  • Epidemiologic methods
  • Evaluation of injury control interventions
  • Family violence
  • Injuries in disasters
  • Injuries to children
  • Injuries to the elderly
  • Injury control and prevention
  • Surveillance
  • Workplace violence