Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Recent CIRP Publications

October 4, 2017

This new feature will periodically highlight CIRP's most recent research publications.

Association of Playing High School Football With Cognition and Mental Health Later in Life.
Deshpande SK, Hasegawa RB, Rabinowitz AR, et al. JAMA Neurol. 2017.

Cognitive and depression outcomes later in life were found to be similar for high school football players and their nonplaying counterparts from mid-1950s in Wisconsin.

Motor Vehicle Crash Risk Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Curry AE, Metzger K, Pfeiffer MR, Elliott MR, Winston FK, Power TJ. JAMA Pediatr.

Study examined the association between ADHD and both driver licensing and crash involvement.

Developing a Community-Wide Initiative to Address Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress: A Case Study of The Philadelphia ACE Task Force
Pachter LM, Lieberman L, Bloom SL, Fein JA. Academic Pediatrics

Article describes origins of the Philadelphia ACE task force, addresses the lessons learned over the first 5 years, and offers recommendations for future efforts to build local community-based ACEs collaboratives.

Usability, Acceptability, and Impact of a Pediatric Teledermatology Mobile Health Application.
Fiks AG, Fleisher L, Berrigan L, Sykes E, Mayne SL, Gruver R, Halkyard K, Jew OS, FitzGerald P, Winston FK, McMahon P. Telemed J E Health.

Results from a pilot study of a direct-to-consumer mobile app designed to facilitate routine dermatologic consultations for children and adolecents showed that the telemedicine technology was acceptable, easy to use, and expedited care. 

Graduated Driver Licensing for Older Novice Drivers: Critical Analysis of the Issues
Curry AE, Foss RD, Williams AF. Am J Prev Med.

This conceptual analysis of the issues and review of the existing evidence involved in extending GDL to older novice drivers provides support for policymakers in considering improving GDL in their states.

An Initial Application of a Biopsychosocial Framework to Predict Posttraumatic Stress Following Pediatric Injury.
Marsac ML, Kassam-Adams N, Delahanty DL, Ciesla J, Weiss D, Widaman KF, Barakat LP. Health Psychol.

Study's findings confirm a role for appraisals and coping in the development of PTSS over the weeks following pediatric injury. Early appraisals and avoidant coping may be appropriate targets for prevention and early intervention.

Comparison of Older and Younger Novice Driver Crash Rates: Informing the Need for extended Graduated Driver Licensing Restrictions 
Curry AE, Metzger K, Williams AF, Tefft BC. Accid Anal Prev.

Longitudinal study findings support New Jersey's current Graduated Driver Licensing policies for 17- to 20-year-old novice drivers and the potential for added benefits from beginning the nighttime restriction at 9:00 p.m.