Dr. Cunningham is vice president for Research for the University of Michigan’s Office of Research, senior advisor of the CDC-funded University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center, professor in the U-M Department of Emergency Medicine, and professor in Health Behavior & Health Education, U-M School of Public Health. She has a distinguished career in researching injury prevention, particularly of youth and young adult populations. She leads the Firearm Safety among children and teens (FACTS) consortium. Her focus on injury interventions in the emergency room has included using technology to overcome barriers to reaching youth to prevent substance use including opioids, violent injury including firearm-related injury as well as associated consequences. She has received funding as PI from NIAAA, NIDA, Fogarty, and CDC over the past 20 years.
- M.D., Jefferson Medical College
- B.S., Fairfield University