Dr. Lawrence has a background in applied microeconomics and is working as a safety economist. His initial project at PIRE was to help revise the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Injury Cost Model; CPSC has remained a recurring client for his work ever since. He has also contributed to analyses of the benefits and costs of sobriety checkpoints, the medical costs of occupational injury, the incidence and medical cost of gunshot wounds, and the epidemiology of suicide.
He completed a literature survey on the costs of motorcycle crashes for NHTSA, estimated the incidence and costs of boating injuries for the Coast Guard, reviewed the VA’s disability diagnosis coding system, and compiled PIRE’s injury costs for inclusion on the CDC’s WISQARS website.
Dr. Lawrence recently completed a comprehensive revision and update of PIRE’s costing procedures. He has worked extensively with state hospital discharge data and mortality data.
Lawrence, B. A., Spicer, R. S., & Miller, T. R. (2015). A fresh look at the costs of non-fatal consumer product injuries. Injury Prevention, 21(1), 23-29. https://doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041220
Lawrence, B. A., Miller, T. R., Weiss, H. B., & Spicer, R. S. (2007). Issues in using state hospital discharge data in injury control research and surveillance. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 39(2), 319-325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2006.08.001
Lawrence, B. A., Max, W., & Miller, T. R. (2003). Costs of injuries resulting from motorcycle crashes: A literature review. (DOT HS 809 242). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. https://one.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/motorcycle/Motorcycle_HTML
Lawrence, B. A., Miller, T. R., Jensen, A. F., Fisher, D. A., & Zamula, W. W. (2000). Estimating the costs of non-fatal consumer product injuries in the United States. Injury Control and Safety Promotion, 7(2), 97-113. https://doi.org/10.1076/1566-0974(200006)7:2;1-r;ft097
Cook, P. J., Lawrence, B. A., Ludwig, J., & Miller, T. R. (1999). The medical costs of gunshot injuries in the United States. JAMA, 282(5), 447-454. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.282.5.447