our team

 

Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Douglas Wiebe, PhD

Center Director

Professor of Epidemiology

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

Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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

Daniel N. Holena, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

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

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

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

Sara Solomon, MPH RD

Deputy Director

Penn Injury Science Center

Therese S. Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP

Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing

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

Zachary F. Meisel, MD, MPH, MA

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

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

Internal Advisory Board

Benjamin Sun, MD, MPP

Professor and Chair

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

Joel Fein, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics, The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

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

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

C. William Schwab Professor and Chief

Division Of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care And Emergency Surgery

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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

Risa Lavisso-Mourey, MD, MBA

Penn Integrating Knowledge Professor

Pereleman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania

Susan Sorenson, PhD

Professor of Social Policy

Department of Social Policy, School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania

Director

Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse in Relationships

 

Brendan Carr, MD, MS

Associate Dean, Healthcare Delivery Innovation

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Charles Branas, PhD

Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor

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

David Humphreys, PhD

Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation

Department of Social Policy and Intervention Oxford University

Jeffrey Hom, MD, MPH

Policy Advisor

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Joyce Dantzler, MS, MCHES

Chief, Injury & Sexual Assault Prevention

Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Core State IVP Regional Network Leader

Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD

Professor of Preventive Medicine

Institute for Prevention Research, University of Southern California

Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH

Professor & Chairman Emergency Medicine

Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)

Director
MCW Comprehensive Injury Research Center

external Advisory Board

 

Community Action Board

Nicole Thomas, MBA

Chair, Community Action Board

Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center

Arnett Woodall

Founder, A & W Community Solutions

Dennis Buroughs

Community Leader, Promise Zone Research Connection

Kiasha Huling, MSW

Director, UC Green

Marcella Nyachogo, LSW

Assistant Director, Bilingual Domestic Violence Program

Terry Guerra

Co-Chair, Community Action Board

Dean's Advisory Group

Antonia M.Villarruel, PhD, RN

Dean

Penn Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania

J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD

Dean

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Steven J. Fluharty, PhD

Dean

School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania

 
 

Senior Scholars

Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH

Assistant 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

Bernadette Hohl, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health at Rutgers University

Dan Romer, PhD

Director of the Adolescent Communication Institute

Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Daniel Corwin, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

David S. Metzger, PhD

Research Professor and Director

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

Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE

Professor of Pediatrics

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Chief Scientific Officer
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Elinore Kaufman, MD, MSHP

Resident in Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center

Erick Guerra, PhD

Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning

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

Eugenia Catarina South, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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

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

Professor of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics, The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

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

John H. 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

Ken Steif, PhD

MUSA Program Director and Lecturer

Penn School of Design

Margaret Lowenstein, MD, MPhil, MSHP

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Mary Regina Boland, MA, MPhil, PhD

Assistant Professor of Informatics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Informatics, University of Pennsylvania

Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Michael Nance, MD

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

Michelle Kondo, PhD

Research Scientist

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Mucio "Kit" Delgado, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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

Nancy A. Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Anthony Buividas Endowed Term Chair in Gerontology
Associate Professor of Nursing

Department of Gerontology, School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania

Rebecca Waller, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Ruth Abaya, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Samir Mehta, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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

Vincent Reina, PhD

Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning

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

International Scholars

Michelle Degli Esposti, PhD

Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation

Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Oxford University

David Humphreys, PhD

Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation

Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Oxford University

Jooyoung Lee, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology

University of Toronto

 

Current Trainees

Abby Bretzin, PhD, ATC

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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

Allyson Hynes, MD

Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellow

Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care & Emergency Surgery

Andrew J. Young, MD, FACS

Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellow

Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care & Emergency Surgery

Austin Kilaru, MD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

National Clinician Scholars Program at University of Pennsylvania

Bernadette D'Alonzo, MPH

Doctoral Trainee in Epidemiology

University of Pennsylvania

Bernadette D'Alonzo is a Senior Research Coordinator at the Penn Injury Science Center. In her role, she oversees several research projects across the Center, including the Ivy League – Big Ten Epidemiology of Concussion study. She is responsible for coordinating study sites, and assisting with data management, analysis, and dissemination of study findings and deliverables. Bernadette completed her undergrad and MPH at Penn and was a swimmer. She plans to pursue a PhD in the near future, and she loves to cook (and eat) good food, yoga, and Philadelphia sports.

Helena Addison, MSN, RN

PhD Student

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

James Byrne, MD, PhD

Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellow

Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care & Emergency Surgery

Laura Vargas, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences

Shoshana Aronowitz, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC

National Clinician Scholars Program Fellow

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

Trina Kumodzi, PhD, RN, CCRN

FACTS Postdoctoral Fellow
Vice-Provost Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences.

 

past Trainees

Aimee Palumbo, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

College of Public Health, Temple University

Alexis M. Zebrowski, PhD, MPH

Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Department of Emergency Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Alison Culyba, MD, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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

Beidi Dong, PhD

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society

George Mason University

Ben Ukert, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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

Bernadette Hohl, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health at Rutgers University

Cristopher Morrison, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

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