Jessica H. Mirman, PhD

Behavioral Researcher

Jessica Mirman, PhD is a research scientist at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Mirman studies how interactions with parents and peers affect the development of children’s health behaviors in two domains: injury/safety and health management. She has a long-standing interest in the development and evaluation of interventions and social programs and policies. Dr. Mirman is currently co-principal investigator of a randomized controlled trial studying the effect of an intervention to promote the quantity, quality, and diversity of parental supervision of learner teen drivers funded by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company®. She also is co-PI  of two simulator studies that examine the effect of peers and other distractions on the driving behaviors of newly licensed teens funded by the National Science Foundation’s Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS). Lastly, she is a co-investigator (sub-award PI) of several small business innovation research grants (SBIR)s that examine the technological, social, and psychological predictors of child restraint system misuse funded by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Mirman received her PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University. She can be contacted at mirmanj@email.chop.edu.