[Box 042] Military Injuries Research Files. — 1982; 1985-1987; 1990-2001; 2003-2004; undated. ;1997-1998. — 1 box
Creator: Baker, Susan
The bulk of these materials pertain to data on injuries in the military. Many pertain to a research study of “Injuries to Women in the Military (IWM).” This was a study of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. Baker was the co-PI and Gordan Smith was the PI (Principle Investigator) on this study. It was funded by a 3-year grant from the Department of Defense Women’s Health Initiative. This project encompassed all branches of the military and includes data from the Army, Navy, and Air Force. There are Air Force Data from the Air Force Safety Center (AFSC) as well as data from DIOR. There are also documents listing Baker as a consultant with the AFSC to provide epidemiologic consultations regarding the mishap surveillance capabilities of the Center’s automated databases in an effort to understand the process of acquiring ground mishap data and enhance the usefulness of mishap databases. Baker published many articles and gave several talks as well as course presentations on the occurrence and prevention of military personnel injuries. She was a member of the Armed Forces Epidemiology Board from 1996-2000 and 2003-2007 and was a member of the Board’s Working Group on Injury Prevention from 1994-1995.
Data files comprise tables (printouts), charts, and graphs including from TAIHOD (Total Army Injury and Health Outcomes Database) & USAF Social Actions Programs Statistical summaries, 1990, among others. Tables are on the topics of: injury of active duty military personnel; active duty hospitalization rates and costs of hospitalization; rates of injury in the air force by gender, age, and race; military assault; & mortality rates. There are also materials about military data sources, data codes and coding. These materials include printouts of tables, correspondence, hospitalization data, DoD coding guidelines, descriptions of data sources (including the data retrieval system at the Army Safety Center), definitions and coding descriptions for data elements, & copies of publications about military data codes and military regulations.
There are also journal articles on the topics of: injury and risk factors of injury; gender and injury; women in combat; physical training and exercise-related injuries; disease and non-battle injury incidence across four ground operations in four countries; foot injuries and prevention; airborne operation injuries and casualties; back injuries; navy accidents and injuries, and hospitalization rates; as well as on specialized topics, such as injury among paratroopers. There are correspondence files, in addition to correspondence throughout the box with military personnel and research colleagues about data, databases (TAIHOD, Air Force Safety Center database, DoD hospitalization and personnel database), coding, data analyses, Armed Forces Epidemiology Board meetings, hospitalization file and active duty personnel, and reports. There are also published reports and recommendations pertaining to injuries in the military. Subjects include: AFI (Air Force Instruction); AFSC’s databases; the demographic profile of U. S. Army active duty women for the years 1980-1994; risk of injury by occupational specialty within the armed forces; Fort Drum running shoe injury prevention program, 2010; National Safety Council’s Assessment of the DoD safety and occupational health management system, 2001; incidence and risk for injury and illness among male and female army basic trainees, (including comparison by gender).
Other materials include: accident and death reports for the years 1977-1997; bibliography; budgets pertaining to the women in the military study, including correspondence, 1998; notes by Baker; materials on military ranks & insignia; outlines of research for an AFSC study of back injuries in the military for the years 1988-1998; presentation slide printouts on the topic of deaths among USAF Basic Trainees for the years 1948-1994; a National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) publication; and papers about injury control in the military, traumatic deaths during armed force basic training for the years 1977-2001, and cause of death among active duty air force members. Baker is listed as a collaborator on the following publications: Validation Study: Ground Safety Data Collection Methods, 1996 (as a member of the Armed Forces Epidemiology Board, Injury Working Group); and the capabilities of TAIHOD, 1997. There are also printouts of slides from Baker’s presentation titled, “Injury Problems in the Military,” undated.