Jason Goldstick, PhD

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  • Co-Investigator
  • Research Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School



Dr. Goldstick is a Research Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, the Director of Statistics and Methods in the CDC-funded U-M Injury Prevention Center, and the Co-Director of the Statistics cores of both the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention and the University of Michigan Multi-disciplinary Coordinating Center for Firearm Injury Prevention. A statistician by training, he has extensive experience with a wide variety of statistical modeling, including predictive modeling/machine learning, and the analysis of longitudinal and spatially dependent data, especially as it applies to substance use, injury/violence data, and public health research. He has directed research studies funded by NIDA, NIAAA, CDC, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, including a current R01 funded to build upon his previous work to predict future firearm violence risk. In addition, he has directed the construction of a state-wide surveillance system for fatal- and nonfatal-overdose surveillance for the last 4+ years. Broadly, his current research portfolio focuses on injury epidemiology—which particularly focuses on substance use and violence—and on estimating the effects of behavioral treatments designed to reduce injury risk, which has led to his collaboration on over 20 current and past federally funded research studies.


Sokol, R. L., Goldstick, J., Zimmerman, M. A., Muzik, M., Rosenblum, K. L., & Miller, A. L. (2020). Transitions into and out of post-traumatic stress among children involved in the child welfare system. Children and Youth Services Review, 118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105384
Sokol, R. L., Carter, P. M., Goldstick, J., Miller, A. L., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M. A., & Cunningham, R. M. (2020). Within-Person Variability in Firearm Carriage Among High-Risk Youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 59(3), 386–393. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2020.03.005
Ranney, M. L., Goldstick, J., Eisman, A., Carter, P. M., Walton, M., & Cunningham, R. M. (2017). Effects of a brief ED-based alcohol and violence intervention on depressive symptoms. General Hospital Psychiatry, 46, 44–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2017.01.008
Macy, M. L., Zonfrillo, M. R., Cook, L. J., Funai, T., Goldstick, J., Stanley, R. M., Chamberlain, J. M., Cunningham, R. M., Lipton, R., Alpern, E. R., & Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. (2015). Patient- and Community-Level Sociodemographic Characteristics Associated with Emergency Department Visits for Childhood Injury. The Journal of Pediatrics, 167(3), 711-718.e1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.05.047
Lee, D. B., Hsieh, H.-F., Stoddard, S. A., Heinze, J. E., Carter, P. M., Goldstick, J. E., Cunningham, M. C., Cunningham, R. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2020). Longitudinal pathway from violence exposure to firearm carriage among adolescents: The role of future expectation. Journal of Adolescence, 81, 101–113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.03.009
Goldstick, J. E., Carter, P. M., Walton, M. A., Dahlberg, L. L., Sumner, S. A., Zimmerman, M. A., & Cunningham, R. M. (2017). Development of the SaFETy Score: A Clinical Screening Tool for Predicting Future Firearm Violence Risk. Annals of Internal Medicine, 166(10), 707–714. https://doi.org/10.7326/M16-1927
Goldstick, J. E., Lyons, V. H., Myers, M. G., Walton, M. A., Heinze, J. E., & Cunningham, R. M. (2021). Within- and between-person associations with drug use disorder among adolescents and emerging adults presenting to an urban emergency department. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 221, 108605. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108605
Goldstick, J. E., Carter, P. M., Heinze, J. E., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M., & Cunningham, R. M. (2019). Predictors of transitions in firearm assault behavior among drug-using youth presenting to an urban emergency department. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 42(4), 635–645. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00021-8
Goldstick, J. E., Roche, J. S., Carter, P. M., Arterberry, B. J., Bonar, E. E., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M., & Cunningham, R. M. (2018). Sex Differences in the Association Between Gaming and Serious Violence Among Predominantly African American Youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 886260518764104. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518764104
Goldstick, J. E., Bohnert, K. M., Davis, A. K., Bonar, E. E., Carter, P. M., Walton, M. A., & Cunningham, R. M. (2018). Dual Trajectories of Depression/Anxiety Symptoms and Alcohol Use, and their Implications for Violence Outcomes Among Drug-Using Urban Youth. Alcohol and Alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire), 53(6), 659–666. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agy036
Goldstick, J. E., Stoddard, S. A., Carter, P. M., Zimmerman, M. A., Walton, M. A., & Cunningham, R. M. (2016). Characteristic substance misuse profiles among youth entering an urban emergency department: neighborhood correlates and behavioral comorbidities. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 42(6), 671–681. https://doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2016.1174707
Goldstick, J. E., Brenner, A. B., Lipton, R. I., Mistry, R., Aiyer, S. M., Reischl, T. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2015). A Spatial Analysis of Heterogeneity in the Link Between Alcohol Outlets and Assault Victimization: Differences Across Victim Subpopulations. Violence and Victims, 30(4), 649–662. https://doi.org/10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-13-00187
Goldstick, J. E., Lipton, R. I., Carter, P., Stoddard, S. A., Newton, M. F., Reischl, T., Walton, M., Zimmerman, M. A., & Cunningham, R. M. (2015). The Effect of Neighborhood Context on the Relationship Between Substance Misuse and Weapons Aggression in Urban Adolescents Seeking ED Care. Substance Use & Misuse. https://doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2014.998235
Degli Esposti, M., Hsieh, H.-F., & Goldstick, J. E. (2022). Firearm Injuries Are a Critical Driver of Health Disparities in the United States. JAMA Network Open, 5(11), e2244240. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.44240
Cunningham, R. M., Carter, P. M., Ranney, M. L., Walton, M., Zeoli, A. M., Alpern, E. R., Branas, C., Beidas, R. S., Ehrlich, P. F., Goyal, M. K., Goldstick, J. E., Hemenway, D., Hargarten, S. W., King, C. A., Massey, L., Ngo, Q., Pizarro, J., Prosser, L., Rowhani-Rahbar, A., … Zimmerman, M. A. (2019). Prevention of Firearm Injuries Among Children and Adolescents: Consensus-Driven Research Agenda from the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) Consortium. JAMA Pediatrics, 173(8), 780–789. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1494
Cunningham, R. M., Carter, P. M., Ranney, M., Zimmerman, M. A., Blow, F. C., Booth, B. M., Goldstick, J., & Walton, M. A. (2015). Violent reinjury and mortality among youth seeking emergency department care for assault-related injury: a 2-year prospective cohort study. JAMA Pediatrics, 169(1), 63–70. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.1900
Carter, P. M., Cranford, J. A., Buu, A., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M. A., Goldstick, J., Ngo, Q., & Cunningham, R. M. (2019). Daily patterns of substance use and violence among a high-risk urban emerging adult sample: Results from the Flint Youth Injury Study. Addictive Behaviors, 101, 106127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106127
Carter, P. M., Dora-Laskey, A. D., Goldstick, J. E., Heinze, J. E., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M. A., Roche, J. S., & Cunningham, R. M. (2018). Arrests Among High-Risk Youth Following Emergency Department Treatment for an Assault Injury. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 55(6), 812–821. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.07.003
Carter, P. M., Walton, M. A., Goldstick, J., Epstein-Ngo, Q. M., Zimmerman, M. A., Mercado, M. C., Williams, A. G., & Cunningham, R. M. (2017). Violent firearm-related conflicts among high-risk youth: An event-level and daily calendar analysis. Preventive Medicine, 102, 112–119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.07.011
Carter, P. M., Walton, M. A., Roehler, D. R., Goldstick, J., Zimmerman, M. A., Blow, F. C., & Cunningham, R. M. (2015). Firearm Violence Among High-Risk Emergency Department Youth After an Assault Injury. Pediatrics, peds.2014-3572. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-3572