Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Christine Norris, BA

Christine Norris -- CIRP
Communications Manager

Christine Norris is the Communications Manager for the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). As part of CIRP's Outreach and Advocacy team, she works directly with the Center's Teen Driving Safety, Traumatic Stress, and Traffic Medicine and Transportation Equity teams to translate their findings into peer-reviewed papers; blog posts; reports; educational tools; website content; news articles; YouTube channels; and social media communications to create meaningful change in pediatric injury prevention. Christine also works closely with CIRP’s Training team to attract the best and the brightest future scientists for hands-on training opportunities.

Her digital communications work at the Center includes creating and managing TeenDriverSource.org, CHOP’s award-winning consumer website, producing and promoting the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide, an interactive resource to help families manage the learning-to-drive process, and putting research into action with evidence-based tools and resources for families and advocates to help reduce teen driver crashes. An award-winning journalist and editor, Christine ran her own communications firm before joining CHOP. She received her bachelor of arts in English and Radio/TV/Motion Pictures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also holds a certificate in Digital Strategies for Health Communications from Tufts University School of Medicine. Christine can be contacted at norrisc@email.chop.edu.

Research Interests

teen driving safety; health communications; transportation equity

Projects

TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide Dissemination; TeenDriverSource.org; Developmental Disabilities and Driving; Injury Science REU Program

Recent Publications

Durbin D, Corregano LM, Kallan MJ, et al. Miles to Go: Focusing on Risks for Teen Driver Crashes. Philadelphia : The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute; 2013.
Durbin D, Curry AE, Garcia-España FJ, et al. Miles to Go: Monitoring Progress in Teen Driver Safety. Philadelphia : The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute ; 2012.
Curry AE, Durbin D, Kallan MJ, et al. Miles to Go: Establishing Benchmarks for Teen Driver Safety. Philadelphia : The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute; 2011.