Kliniken &… Institute Heidelberger Institut… Staff Wilson, Michael L

Dr. Michael L. Wilson

Group Leader

I have expertise in population-level injury prevention. My current focus entails investigating the mechanisms by which environmental factors, as well as resource and material deprivation, influence injury events and their outcomes.

2021 Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health
2018 PhD/MBA, University of Turku, Finland

Projects & Grants

2020 CeBIL/Novo Nordisk
2019-2021 Alexander von Humboldt
2019 Fulbright Finland

WHO-CCCSP/International Safe Communities


Hoffmann, I., Lewis, E. R., Marini, C., McNelis, J., Viswanathan, S., Posti, 
J. P., Lieb, D.A., Wilson, M. L. (2023). Venous thromboembolism risk among 
pediatric patients with traumatic brain injury: a nationwide study of 44,128 
patients. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, -1(aop), 1–9. doi: 

Omer, M., Posti, J. P., Gissler, M., Merikukka, M., Hoffmann, I., 
Bärnighausen, T., & Wilson, M. L. (2022). The effect of birth order on length 
of hospitalization for pediatric traumatic brain injury: an analysis of the 
1987 Finnish birth cohort. Archives of Public Health, 80(1), 1–8. doi: 

Abio, A., Owusu, P. N., Posti, J. P., Bärnighausen, T., Shaikh, M. A., 
Shankar, V., & Lowery Wilson, M. (2022). Cross-national examination of 
adolescent suicidal behavior: a pooled and multi-level analysis of 193,484 
students from 53 LMIC countries. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric 
Epidemiology, 57(8), 1603–1613. doi: 10.1007/s00127-022-02287-x

Jansen, L., Outwater, A. H., Wilson, M. L., Iseselo, M. K., & Bärnighausen, T. 
(2022). A controlled pilot intervention on community violence prevention, 
financial and social capital generation in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. BMC Public 
Health, 22(1), 1–10. doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-12723-x

Celedonia, K. L., Corrales Compagnucci, M., Minssen, T., & Lowery Wilson, M. 
(2021). Legal, ethical, and wider implications of suicide risk detection 
systems in social media platforms. Journal of Law and the Biosciences, 8(1), 
lsab021. doi: 10.1093/jlb/lsab021

Abio, A., Bovet, P., Didon, J., Bärnighausen, T., Shaikh, M. A., Posti, J. P., 
& Lowery Wilson, M. (2020). Trends in mortality from external causes in the 
Republic of Seychelles between 1989 and 2018. Scientific Reports, 10(22186), 
1–11. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-79228-8

Sadeghi-Bazargani, H., Sadeghpour, A., Wilson, M. L., Ala, A., & Rahmani, F. 
(2020). Developing a National Integrated Road Traffic Injury Registry System: 
A Conceptual Model for a Multidisciplinary Setting. Journal of 
Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 13, 983–996. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S262555

Wilson, M. L., Tenovuo, O., Gissler, M., & Saarijärvi, S. (2019). Association 
between parent mental health and paediatric TBI: epidemiological observations 
from the 1987 Finnish Birth Cohort. Injury Prevention, 25(4), 283–289. doi: 

Contact Information

E-Mail: michael.wilson(at)uni-heidelberg.de