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© 2018 THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

 

our team

 
 
 
 
 

Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Douglas Wiebe, PhD - Link

Center Director

Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Penn.

Charles Branas, PhD - Link

Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor of Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

John MacDonald, PhD - Link

Professor of Criminology and Sociology
Penny and Robert A. Fox Faculty Director, Fels Institute of Government

Zachary F. Meisel, MD, MPH, MA - Link


Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Penn School of Medicine

Therese S. Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP - Link

Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing, and Co-Director of Penn's NIH Fogarty International Center injury research training grant.

Pat M. Reilly, MD - Link

Professor of Surgery, the Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Level 1 Trauma Center, and the Chief of the Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery in the Penn School of Medicine.

ADVISORY BOARD

Eugenie L. Birch, MSUP, PhD

Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research and Education and Chair of the Graduate Group in City Planning in the Penn School of Design.

Brendan Carr, MD, MS 

Director, Emergency Care Coordination Center, Office of Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Associate Dean, Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University.

Guohua Li, DrPH, MD

Finster Professor of Epidemiology and Anesthesiology and founding director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Susan Margulies, PhD

George H. Stephenson Professor of Bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Director of the Injury Biomechanics Lab at Penn.

Jennifer Pinto-Martin, PhD, MPH

Executive Director of the Center for Public Health Interests (CPHI) and a Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Nursing where she is the Chair of the Biobehavioral Health Sciences Department.

Sergio Martinez, MD

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala City and a leading member of the National Commission of Trauma in Guatemala..

Keshia Pollack, PhD

Associate Professor and Director of Training and Education at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Daniel Polsky, PhD 

Professor of Medicine at the Penn School of Medicine, Professor of Health Care Management at the Penn Wharton School of Business, and is the Director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Susan Sorenson, PhD

Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center at Penn.  Her areas of expertise include the epidemiology, assessment and management of domestic violence, sexual and physical maltreatment with a focus on adolescents.

Nicole Thomas, MBA

Core Director, Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center with extensive experience in safety promotion and violence prevention in the Philadelphia Community.

Susan Wachter, PhD

Sussman Professor and Professor of Real Estate and Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Flaura Winston, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics and Founder and Scientific Co-Director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

DEAN'S ADVISORY GROUP

J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD

Dean, Penn Perelman School of Medicine

Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN

 

Dean, Penn School of Nursing

Steven J. Fluharty, PhD

Dean Penn School of Arts & Sciences

CENTER INVESTIGATORS

Philippe Bourgois, PhD

Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Social Medicine and Humanities in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California at Los Angeles

Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH 

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CHOP, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Senior Scientist and Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Mucio "Kit" Delgado, MD, MS 


Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 

Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE


Director of the Office of Clinical and Translational Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Professor of Pediatrics at CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania.

Joel Fein, MD, MPH


Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine in the Penn School of Medicine, Director of the Youth Violence Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and the Fellowship Director for The Division of Emergency Medicine at CHOP.

Erick Guerra, PhD 


Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning

Nancy A. Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN 


Anthony Buividas Endowed Term Chair in Gerontology, Associate Professor of Nursing

Bernadette Hohl, PhD 


Instructor, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice and Rutgers School of Public Health

Daniel N. Holena, MD 


Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, Director of Surgical Rapid Response

John H. Holmes, PhD, FACE, FACMI

Professor of Medical Informatics in Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Michelle Kondo, PhD 


Research Scientist, US Department of Agriculture
Forest Service

Samir Mehta, MD 


Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Service Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Clinical Research Advisor Biedermann Lab for Orthopaedic Research

Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, RN


Assistant Professor of Nursing

Michael Nance, MD


Templeton Professor of Surgery in the Penn School of Medicine and Director of the CHOP Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center.

Greg Ridgeway, PhD


Former Acting Director of the National Institute of Justice and now an Associate Professor of Criminology and Director of the M.S. Program in Criminology at Penn.

Dan Romer, PhD 


Director of the Adolescent Communication Institute (ACI) of the Annenberg Public Policy Center

Carrie Sims, MD 


Associate Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery 
Director of Trauma Research
Trauma Center at Penn

Eugenia Catarina South, MD, MSPH 


Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia

Alia Walker


Community Advocate, Founder and Executive Director of Earth's Keepers Urban Farm in the West Philadelphia and Germantown neighborhoods of Philadelphia.

Shari Wiley, PhD


Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Hampton University School of Science

CURRENT TRAINEES

Elena Andreyeva, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellow and economist at the Penn Injury Science Center and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Her research interests include spatial relationship between real estate, public health, and public amenities.

Edouard Coupet, MD

Edouard is a fellow for the Center for Emergency Care & Policy Research (CECPR)/MSHP program with a concentration in violence prevention and hospital-based violence intervention research. His academic interests include ED-based public health interventions, health disparities, health services research, violence prevention, and alcohol/substance abuse. 

Christopher Morrison, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellow and social epidemiologist at the Penn Injury Science Center. His primary research interest is examining spatial relationships between alcohol use, alcohol consumption, and alcohol-related problems.

Aimee Palumbo, PhD, MPH


Postdoctoral Fellow at the Penn Interdisciplinary Injury Science Center and the CHOP Center for Injury Research and Prevention. She is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses primarily on measuring social exposures that contribute to health outcomes. 

Ben Ukert, PhD


Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Penn Injury Science Center and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. He has a specific interest in the areas of risky health behaviors, insurance reform, public transfer programs, and crime prevention.

PAST TRAINEES

Beidi Dong, PhD


Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Penn Injury Science Center with primary research interest in violence prevention.