Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE is the Assistant Vice President and Chief Clinical Research Officer at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, a member of the Division of Emergency Medicine, an Associate Scholar at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Medicine, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and has been on The University of Pennsylvania faculty for more than 20 years as a clinician and scientist.
Dr. Durbin is an internationally recognized injury epidemiologist whose research has focused on the prevention of motor vehicle occupant injuries to children and the prevention of teen driver crashes. He has over two decades of experience with traffic safety research and developing the evidence base for child and adolescent traffic safety interventions, as well as extensive experience translating research findings into policy and practice. He has served on the Committee for Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention at the American Academy of Pediatrics during which time he was the lead author on the Academy’s revised policy statement on child passenger safety.
His research has been recognized by a number of organizations with several awards, including the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Durbin may be contacted at DURBIND@email.chop.edu.