Rebecca Cunningham, MD

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Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Cunningham is vice president for research at the University of Michigan. She is also a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, and a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Cunningham is the Director of the University of Michigan Injury Research Center and co-directs the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center. Dr. Cunningham has a distinguished career in researching intentional injury and substance use prevention, particularly of youth and young adult populations. Her focus on brief interventions in the emergency room has helped position the emergency department as a critical location for public health interventions, specifically for violence. She is currently leading two NIH-funded studies on substance abuse: one focusing on the intersection of youth violence and drug use, and one focusing on underage alcohol misuse and associated injury. Dr. Cunningham concurrently continues her work as a practicing Emergency Department physician at the University of Michigan Health System.

Publications

Lyons, V. H., Myers, M. G., Cunningham, R. M., Zimmerman, M. A., Carter, P. M., Walton, M. A., & Goldstick, J. (2024). Experiencing violence and other predictors of within-person same-day use of multiple substances in youth: a longitudinal study in emergency settings. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 50(2), 218–228. https://doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2024.2307546
Haasz, M., Myers, M. G., Rowhani-Rahbar, A., Zimmerman, M. A., Seewald, L., Sokol, R. L., Cunningham, R. M., & Carter, P. M. (2023). Firearms Availability Among High-School Age Youth With Recent Depression or Suicidality. Pediatrics, 151(6), e2022059532. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2022-059532
Sokol, R. L., Haasz, M., Zimmerman, M. A., Cunningham, R. M., & Carter, P. M. (2023). The association between witnessing firearm violence and firearm carriage: Results from a national study of teens. Preventive Medicine, 171, 107516. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2023.107516
Roche, J. S., Carter, P. M., Zeoli, A. M., Cunningham, R. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2023). Challenges, Successes, and the Future of Firearm Injury Prevention. The Milbank Quarterly, 101(S1), 579–612. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12621
Gong, C. H., Bushman, G., Hohl, B. C., Kondo, M. C., Carter, P. M., Cunningham, R. M., Rupp, L. A., Grodzinski, A., Branas, C. C., Vagi, K. J., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2023). Community engagement, greening, and violent crime: A test of the greening hypothesis and Busy Streets. American Journal of Community Psychology, 71(1–2), 198–210. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12622
Seewald, L. A., Myers, M., Zimmerman, M. A., Walton, M. A., Cunningham, R. M., Rupp, L. A., Haasz, M., & Carter, P. M. (2022). Firearm safety counseling among caregivers of high-school age teens: Results from a National Survey. Preventive Medicine, 165(Pt A), 107285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107285
Seewald, L. A., Myers, M., Zimmerman, M. A., Walton, M. A., Cunningham, R. M., Rupp, L. A., Haasz, M., & Carter, P. M. (2022). Firearm safety counseling among caregivers of high-school age teens: Results from a National Survey. Preventive Medicine, 165(Pt A), 107285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107285
Pelletier, K. R., Schmidt, C. J., Seewald, L., Cunningham, R. M., Zimmerman, M. A., Walton, M. A., Resnicow, K., & Carter, P. M. (2022). Understanding factors associated with firearm possession: Examining differences between male and female adolescents and emerging adults seeking emergency department care. Preventive Medicine, 165(Pt A), 107286. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107286
Seewald, L. A., Myers, M., Zimmerman, M. A., Walton, M. A., Cunningham, R. M., Rupp, L. A., Haasz, M., & Carter, P. M. (2022). Firearm safety counseling among caregivers of high-school age teens: Results from a National Survey. Preventive Medicine, 165(Pt A), 107285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107285
Pelletier, K. R., Schmidt, C. J., Seewald, L., Cunningham, R. M., Zimmerman, M. A., Walton, M. A., Resnicow, K., & Carter, P. M. (2022). Understanding factors associated with firearm possession: Examining differences between male and female adolescents and emerging adults seeking emergency department care. Preventive Medicine, 107286. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107286