Becky Turpin

Becky Turpin

Director, Home and Community Injury Prevention

Becky Turpin is responsible for directing the NSC efforts to keep people safe outside of work and on the road, including key initiatives to address the opioid crisis, teen safety and older adult fall prevention.

These areas are critical to the NSC mission of eliminating preventable deaths, as research shows three out of four unintentional injury-related deaths occur in the home or community.

Before NSC, Becky served as the adult injury prevention coordinator at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for three years. She developed the new Adult Injury Prevention Program, which involved grant writing, priority setting, research and community outreach.

Previously, Becky worked as the state injury prevention coordinator in both Wisconsin and Maryland, primarily focused on the implementation of several CDC grants. At the Wisconsin Department of Health Services she also led the Wisconsin Falls Prevention Initiative, a coalition of more than 40 organization dedicated to keeping older adults safe from falls. At the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, her work focused on fire prevention and the establishment of the Partnership for a Safer Maryland, which continues today under a new nonprofit structure.

Becky holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, and a master's degree in applied sociology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She serves as secretary of the Safe States Alliance and is a board member of the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging. Becky lives in Madison, Wisc.

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