Kristi Busico Metzger, PhD, MPH
Biostatistician III

Dr. Busico Metzger is a Biostatistician III at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Injury Research and Prevention. She is an epidemiologist with extensive experience in analyses of public health data.


Kristi Busico Metzger, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist with 18 years of experience in analyses of public health data. She has been an independent consultant with researchers at Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) since July 2014, collaborating on epidemiological studies and conducting data analyses. These projects have included analyses of young driver licensing rates, motor vehicle crash injuries, and concussions in children.

Dr. Metzger’s research interests include injury epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, and epidemiological methods.

Dr. Metzger previously worked for government public health agencies in the cities of New York and Austin (Texas), as well as the state of Texas. She has worked in academia as well, as a researcher at Emory University in Atlanta and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

BA, The University of Texas at Austin (Biology), 1994

MPH, Emory University (Epidemiology), 1997

PhD, Emory University (Epidemiology), 2002

Biostatistician III, Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Master CL, Podolak OE, Ciuffreda KJ, Metzger K, et al. Utility of Pupillary Light Reflex Metrics as a Physiologic Biomarker for Adolescent Sport-Related ConcussionJAMA Ophthalmol. 2020.

Metzger K, Goodman ES, Foss RD, Joyce NR, Curry AE. Vehicle Safety Characteristics in Vulnerable Driver Populations. Traffic Injury Prevention. 2020.

Moss CM, Metzger K, Carey ME, Blum NJ, Curry AE, Power T. Chronic Care for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Clinical Management from Childhood Through Adolescence. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2020;41.

Podolak O, Chaudhary S, Haarbauer-Krupa J, Metzger K, et al. Characteristics of Diagnosed Concussions in Children Aged 0 to 4 Years Presenting to a Large Pediatric Healthcare Network. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2020.

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