Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH

Allison Curry
Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Allison Curry, PhD is a Senior Scientist and Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her program of research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of motor vehicle crashes in children and adolescents. She currently leads the New Jersey Traffic Safety Outcomes Program, which aims to advance traffic safety research and associated epidemiologic methods through novel administrative data linkages. She led the first study to evaluate the effects of a Graduated Driver Licensing decal provision on the rate of teen compliance, enforcement, and crash rates, and is the Principal Investigator of a program of research that aims to establish the scientific foundation for driving safety among teens with ADHD and autism. Prior to her position at CHOP, Dr. Curry was the Director of Research at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Bureau of Vital Statistics. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University in 1998 and earned her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of California Los Angeles and her PhD in Epidemiology from Emory University in 2007.

An award-winning scientist, Dr. Curry has been honored for her achievements by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, American Women in Science, and the U.S. Department of Defense’s National Security Education program. Her recent article entitled, “Graduated Driver Licensing Decal Law: Effect on Young Probationary Drivers,” published in the January 2013 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, was voted the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Most Influential Research Article of 2012.

She can be contacted at currya@email.chop.edu.

Selected Research Projects

(8/14 – 7/17) Longitudinal study of adverse driving outcomes among adolescents with ADHD (NICHD1R01HD079398, PI: Curry)                                                                 

(7/14 – 6/15) Examination of driving outcomes among adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (CHOP Foerderer Grant of Excellence, PI: Curry)

(10/14 – 9/15) Teen Outreach Evaluation for Driving Safety (PA Dept. of Transportation, PI: Winston)

(9/14 – 8/15) Traumatic Brain Injury (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC)