Our Team

Executive Committee

 Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN

Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN

Center Co-Director & Training Core Director

Associate Professor of Nursing

Department of Family and Community Health, School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania

Zachary Meisel, MD, MPH, MA

Zachary Meisel, MD, MPH, MA

Center Co-Director & Outreach Core Director

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

 Therese Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN

Therese Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research Core Director

Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania

Sara Solomon, MPH RD

Sara Solomon, MPH RD

Deputy Director

Penn Injury Science Center

Staff

Bernadette Hohl, PhD

Bernadette Hohl, PhD

Senior Research Investigator

Penn Injury Science Center and Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Andrew Belfiglio, MPH

Andrew Belfiglio, MPH

Project Manager

Penn Injury Science Center

Denise Johnson, MSW

Denise Johnson, MSW

Program Manager

Penn Community Violence Prevention & Penn Trauma Violence Recovery Program

Andre Martin Ali

Andre Martin Ali

Outreach Worker / Violence Interrupter

Penn Community Violence Prevention

Khalif Mujahid Ali

Khalif Mujahid Ali

Outreach Worker / Violence Interrupter

Penn Community Violence Prevention

Elijah Tadlock

Elijah Tadlock

Outreach Worker / Violence Interrupter

Penn Community Violence Prevention

Senior Scholars

Ruth Abaya, MD, MPH

Ruth Abaya, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Director of Injury Prevention, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Millan AbiNader, LMSW, PhD

Millan AbiNader, LMSW, PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Social Practice & Policy, University of Pennsylvania

Kristy Arbogast, PhD

Kristy Arbogast, PhD

Co-Scientific Director and Director of Engineering

Center for Injury Research and Prevention
Professor and R. Anderson Pew Distinguished Chair of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Shoshana Aronowitz, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC

Shoshana Aronowitz, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Mary Regina Boland, MA, MPhil, PhD

Mary Regina Boland, MA, MPhil, PhD

Assistant Professor of Informatics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Informatics, University of Pennsylvania

Marta Bruce, PhD, RN

Marta Bruce, PhD, RN

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation

Neurointensive Care Unit, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Daniel Corwin, MD

Daniel Corwin, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Allison Curry, PhD, MPH

Allison Curry, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Senior Scientist and Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Mucio "Kit" Delgado, MD, MS

Mucio "Kit" Delgado, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

George Demiris, PhD, FACMI

George Demiris, PhD, FACMI

PIK (Penn Integrates Knowledge) University Professor

Department of Biobehavioral and Health Sciences, School of Nursing & Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Joel Fein, MD, MPH

Joel Fein, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Co-Director, Youth Violence Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Erick Guerra, PhD

Erick Guerra, PhD

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning

Department of City and Regional Planning, Penn School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania

Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing

Chair, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences

School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania

Bernadette Hohl, PhD

Bernadette Hohl, PhD

Senior Research Investigator

Penn Injury Science Center and Philadelphia Department of Public Health

John Holmes, PhD, FACE, FACMI

John Holmes, PhD, FACE, FACMI

Professor of Medical Informatics in Epidemiology

Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, RN

Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Department of Family and Community Health, School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania

Elinore Kaufman, MD, MSHP

Elinore Kaufman, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine

Austin Kilaru, MD

Austin Kilaru, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia

Michelle Kondo, PhD

Michelle Kondo, PhD

Research Scientist

U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM

Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM

Vice Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity and David E. Longnecker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Director of Acute Care Implementation Research, Penn Implementation Science Center at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Margaret Lowenstein, MD, MPhil, MSHP

Margaret Lowenstein, MD, MPhil, MSHP

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Samir Mehta, MD

Samir Mehta, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

David Metzger, PhD

David Metzger, PhD

Research Professor and Director

Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Michael Nance, MD, FACS, FAAP

Michael Nance, MD, FACS, FAAP

Templeton Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Director, Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Elizabeth Nesoff, PhD, MPH

Elizabeth Nesoff, PhD, MPH

Instructor of Epidemiology

Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Chidinma Nwakanma, MD

Chidinma Nwakanma, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Attending Physician, Penn Prebyterian Emerency Department and Hospital of University of Pennsylvania

Desmond Upton Patton, PhD, MSW

Desmond Upton Patton, PhD, MSW

Brian and Randi Schwartz University Professor

Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor

School of Social Policy & Practice and the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Director, SAFELab

Zaffer Qasim, MD, FRCEM, EDIC

Zaffer Qasim, MD, FRCEM, EDIC

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

Department of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Vincent Reina, PhD

Vincent Reina, PhD

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning

Department of City and Regional Planning, Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania

Dan Romer, PhD

Dan Romer, PhD

Research Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center

Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania

Megan Rybarczyk, MD, MPH, FACEP

Megan Rybarczyk, MD, MPH, FACEP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Andrea Schneider, MD, PhD

Andrea Schneider, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Department of Neurology, Division of Neurocritical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Eugenia South, MD, MSPH

Eugenia South, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Rebecca Waller, PhD

Rebecca Waller, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

International Scholars

David Humphreys, PhD

David Humphreys, PhD

Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Oxford University

 Jooyoung Lee, PhD

Jooyoung Lee, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

 Michelle Degli Esposti, PhD

Michelle Degli Esposti, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher, Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil)

PISC Postdoctoral Fellows

Leigh Ann DiFusco, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC

Leigh Ann DiFusco, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Penn Injury Science Center,  Penn School of Nursing

Katie Hunzinger, PhD

Katie Hunzinger, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Penn Injury Science Center,  Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Kevin Rix, PhD, MPH

Kevin Rix, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Penn Injury Science Center, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn School of Nursing

Trainees

Helena Addison, MSN, RN

Helena Addison, MSN, RN

PhD Student

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Joanelle Bailey, MD

Joanelle Bailey, MD

Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery Fellow

University of Pennsylvania

Augustine Cassis Obeng Boateng, MPH

Augustine Cassis Obeng Boateng, MPH

BSN-PhD, MBE Candidate

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Bernadette D'Alonzo, MPH

Bernadette D'Alonzo, MPH

PhD Student in Epidemiology

University of Pennsylvania

Mallory Lacy, BSN, RN

Mallory Lacy, BSN, RN

PhD Student

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Past Trainees

Elena Andreyeva, PhD

Elena Andreyeva, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Health Policy & Management, Texas A&M University School of Public Health

(Previously PISC Postdoctoral Fellow)

Abby Bretzin, PhD, ATC

Abby Bretzin, PhD, ATC

Research Investigator

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

James Byrne, MD, PhD

James Byrne, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Johns Hopkins Medicine

(Previously Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellow)

Edouard Coupet, MD

Edouard Coupet, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Yale School of Medicine

(Previously Center for Emergency Care Policy & Research Fellow)

Alison Culyba, MD, PhD, MPH

Alison Culyba, MD, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

(Previously Research Fellow in Adolescent Medicine)

Beidi Dong, PhD

Beidi Dong, PhD

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society

George Mason University

(Previously PISC Postdoctoral Fellow)

Eileen French, PhD, RN

Eileen French, PhD, RN

Nursing Manager

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Jason Gravel, PhD

Jason Gravel, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University

(Previously PISC Postdoctoral Fellow)
Seunghoon Han, PhD

Seunghoon Han, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Public Administration and Policy, Chung-Ang University

(Previously PISC Postdoctoral Fellow)

Trina Kumodzi, PhD, RN, CCRN

Trina Kumodzi, PhD, RN, CCRN

Assistant Professor of Organizational Systems and Adult Health

University of Maryland School of Nursing

(Previously FACTS Postdoctoral Fellow and Vice-Provost Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

Christopher Morrison, PhD

Christopher Morrison, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University

(Previously PISC Postdoctoral Fellow)

Roland Neil, PhD, MPH

Roland Neil, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Criminology, Penn School of Arts & Sciences

Aimee Palumbo, PhD, MPH

Aimee Palumbo, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

College of Public Health, Temple University

(Previously PISC Postdoctoral Fellow)

Ben Ukert, PhD

Ben Ukert, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Health Policy & Management, Texas A&M University School of Public Health

(Previously PISC Postdoctoral Fellow)

Laura Vargas, PhD

Laura Vargas, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

(Previously PISC Postdoctoral Fellow)
Shari Wiley, PhD

Shari Wiley, PhD

Operations Research Analyst

Department of Navy

(Previously PISC Postdoctoral Fellow)

Alexis Zebrowski, PhD, MPH

Alexis Zebrowski, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor of Population Health Science and Policy

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

(Previously PhD Student in Epidemiology)

External Advisory Board

Charles Branas, PhD

Charles Branas, PhD

Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor

Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University

Brendan Carr, MD, MS

Brendan Carr, MD, MS

Associate Dean, Healthcare Delivery Innovation

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Joyce Dantzler, MS, MCHES

Joyce Dantzler, MS, MCHES

Chief, Injury & Sexual Assault Prevention

Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Core State IVP Regional Network Leader

Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH

Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH

Professor & Chairman of Emergency Medicine

Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)

Director, MCW Comprehensive Injury Research Center

Jeffrey Hom, MD, MPH

Jeffrey Hom, MD, MPH

Policy Advisor

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Daniel Holena, MD

Daniel Holena, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)

David Humphreys, PhD

David Humphreys, PhD

Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation

Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Oxford University

Internal Advisory Board

Joel Fein, MD, MPH

Joel Fein, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Co-Director, Youth Violence Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

John MacDonald, PhD

John MacDonald, PhD

Professor of Criminology and Sociology

Department of Criminology, School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania

Penny and Robert A. Fox Faculty Director, Fels Institute of Government, The University of Pennsylvania

Patrick Reilly, MD

Patrick Reilly, MD

C. William Schwab Professor and Chief

Division Of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care And Emergency Surgery

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Benjamin Sun, MD, MPP

Benjamin Sun, MD, MPP

Professor and Chair

Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Rachel Werner, MD, PhD

Rachel Werner, MD, PhD

Robert D. Eilers Professor of Health Care Management, Wharton School

Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Community Action Board

Nicole Thomas, MBA

Nicole Thomas, MBA

Chair, Community Action Board

Director, Urban Health Lab

 

 Tyrique Glasgow

Tyrique Glasgow

Founder

Young Chances Foundation

 Keyerra Charles, MPH, CHES

Keyerra Charles, MPH, CHES

Director of Health Promotion

Center in the Park

Marcella Nyachogo, LSW

Marcella Nyachogo, LSW

Assistant Director, Bilingual Domestic Violence Program

Lutheran Settlement House

Sam Margolius, LCSW, MSNPL

Sam Margolius, LCSW, MSNPL

Therapist

Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia

Dean’s Advisory Group

Steven Fluharty, PhD

Steven Fluharty, PhD

Dean

School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD

J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD

Dean

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN

Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN

Dean

School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania