Assault Data Opportunity

Assault Data Opportunity

Millan AbiNader led a study that demonstrated that an established national dataset – the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) – can be used to surveil domestic assaults in communities and respond to population-specific...
Driver Algorithm Accuracy

Driver Algorithm Accuracy

A validation study led by Jeff Ebert, Kate McDonald, and Kit Delgado demonstrated that a widely used algorithm for classifying driver trips vs. passenger trips using smartphone kinematics was 97% accurate and robust to a variety of phone characteristics, vehicle...
Safe Driving Role Models

Safe Driving Role Models

Center Co-Director Kate McDonald talked with Safety+Health magazine, a publication of the National Safety Council, about how parents become role models of safe driving from the moment their kids are turned around to their front-facing car seats.
Roosevelt Blvd Cameras

Roosevelt Blvd Cameras

Erick Guerra led a study that showed significant decreases in crashes, injuries, and fatalities on Roosevelt Boulevard after the installation of speed cameras. The authors recommend additional treatments for the roadway (which still accounts for ~8% of all traffic...
Public Safety Emergency

Public Safety Emergency

Mayor Cherelle Parker declared a public safety emergency during her January 2nd inaugural address. The order calls for a report from the police commissioner in 30 days with a plan of how to reduce violent crime within the first 100 days of the administration. The...
Building Public Health Capacity for IPV

Building Public Health Capacity for IPV

Millan AbiNader of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) leads Penn’s participation in the Survivor Link + Public Health AmeriCorps program to provide financial support for SP2 students to build capacity in public health agencies, promote...
Young drivers with congenital heart disease

Young drivers with congenital heart disease

Leigh Ann DiFusco, a Penn Injury Science Center postdoc in the School of Nursing, wrote a blog post for CHOP’s Center for Injury Research & Prevention about her portfolio of research – factors that make driving more difficult or risky for teens and...