Chelsea Ward McIntosh, MS, CCRP
Project Manager I

Chelsea Ward McIntosh, MS, CCRP is a Research Project Manager and Driver Rehabilitation Specialist overseeing research on teen and novice drivers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Injury Research and Prevention.


Chelsea Ward McIntosh, MS, CCRP is currently working with the Minds Matter Concussion Program team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia investigating the impact of concussion and injury recovery of driving performance in teens. She previously worked with the Neuroscience of Driving Program team on projects that include developing a normative dataset of new drivers’ performance on a virtual driving test, exploring the neural bases of driving behavior using cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques, and investigating the roles of brain development and injury recovery on driving performance.

Chelsea is also interested in the impact of clinical conditions, such as epilepsy and autism, on the learning-to-drive and returning-to-drive processes, the development of interventions to increase driver safety, and advocacy for policies to increase safe community mobility.

BS, Neumann University (Psychology), 2008

MS, Rivier University (Experimental Psychology), 2011

Certificate in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy, University of Florida, 2022

Research Project Manager, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA)

Member, Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED)

Member, Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA)

Member, Association for Psychological Science (APS)

Communications Committee Member, CHOP's Professional Society for Pediatric Clinical Research (PROSPER@CHOP)

Pubmed ID:Chelsea Ward McIntosh, MS, CCRP


Ward McIntosh, C., Walshe, E.A., Cheng, S., Winston, F.K., & Peters, E. (2022). Keep it brief and targeted: Driving performance feedback report features to use with novice drivers. Adolescents, 2(4), 448-458. doi: 10.3390/adolescents2040035

Jain, D., Ward McIntosh, C., Koithan, E., Phat, K., Ayaz, H., Master, C. L., Arbogast, K. B., & McDonald, C. C. (2022). Prefrontal cortical activation of concussed and uninjured adolescents during distraction events in a simulated driving assessment: An exploratory functional-Near Infrared Spectroscopy study. Injury Prevention 2022, 28, A30. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2022-SAVIR.77

Tremoulet PD, Seacrist T, Ward-McIntosh C, Loeb H, DiPietro A, Tushak S. (2020) Transporting Children in Autonomous Vehicles: An Exploratory Study. Hum Factors, 62(2), 278-287. doi: 10.1177/0018720819853993

Lee Y-C, Ward-McIntosh C, Winston FK, et al. (2018). Design of an Experimental Protocol to Examine Medication Non-Adherence Among Young Drivers Diagnosed with ADHD: A Driving Simulator Study. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 11, 149-155. doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2018.07.007

Walshe EA, Ward-McIntosh C, Romer D, Winston FK. (2017). Executive Function Capacities, Negative Driving Behaviour and Crashes in Young Drivers. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 14(11), e1314. doi: ijerph14111314

Contact Information
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, 2716 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146