Chelsea Ward McIntosh, MS, CCRP
Project Manager I

Chelsea Ward McIntosh, MS, CCRP is a research project manager 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 Neuroscience of Driving Program team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 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 on the learning-to-drive and returning-to-drive processes, such as epilepsy and concussion, 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

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

Communications Committee Lead, CHOP’s Professional Society for Pediatric Clinical Research (PROSPER@CHOP)

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)

Pubmed ID:Chelsea Ward McIntosh, MS, CCRP

Tremoulet PD, Seacrist T, Ward-McIntosh C, Loeb H, DiPietro A, Tushak S. Transporting Children in Autonomous Vehicles: An Exploratory Study. Hum Factors. 2019:18720819853993.

Lee Y-C, Ward-McIntosh C, Winston FK, et al. Design of an Experimental Protocol to Examine Medication Non-Adherence Among Young Drivers Diagnosed with ADHD: A Driving Simulator Study. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 2018.

Belwadi A, Loeb H, Shen M, Shaikh M, Ward-McIntosh C. Emergency Autonomous to Manual Takeover in a Driving Simulator: Teen vs. Adult Drivers - A Pilot Study. In: SAE Technical Paper.; 2018.

Walshe EA, Ward-McIntosh C, Romer D, Winston FK. Executive Function Capacities, Negative Driving Behaviour and Crashes in Young Drivers. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14(11):1314.


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