Center for Injury Research and Prevention

research tools and methods

New Research Points to Factors Involved in Pediatric PTS

July 25, 2017
Read more about new CIRP@CHOP research showing how children cope with an injury and potential ways to prevent posttraumatic stress.

Transforming Stories Into Actionable Data

June 14, 2017
Janice Bonsu, a recent graduate of UPenn's MPH program, shares her experience working with CIRP's Dr. Allison Curry and Eve Weiss in the area of exploring the experiences of healthcare professionals who provide driving rehabilitation services to adolescents with autism.

A New Research Tool to Predict Young Driver Behavior

April 25, 2017

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Santiago Ontañón, PhD, a research scientist and assistant professor at the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. Dr. Ontañón led a study, “Learning to Predict Driver Behavior from Observation,” and recently presented on the findings at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Spring Symposia on Learning from Observation of Humans at Stanford University.

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Alcohol Policy Scale: A Novel Tool for Studying Alcohol Effect on Youth Crash Fatalities

February 27, 2017

A recent study taps useful research tools and data sources to shed light on the importance of strong state alcohol policies in preventing young people from dying in alcohol-related crashes.

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New Brief Screening Tools for Posttraumatic Stress

December 7, 2016
Read about new CIRP@CHOP research about a tool that can help busy clinicians, school nurses, and others seeing in service settings screen for posttraumatic stress in children.

Validating Electronic Health Records for Injury Prevention Research

November 21, 2016
Read about a new CHOP study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders that validated an electronic health record (EHR)–based algorithm to classify the ADHD status of pediatric patients, which is part of a larger retrospective cohort study that aims to examine the association between ADHD and driving outcomes among adolescents.

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Research Tool Aims to Help Children Recover After Injury

October 24, 2016
Learn about a new CIRP@CHOP research tool that aims to help researchers better understand how parents and children interact after an injury.

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