Matthew Maltese, PhD is the Director of Biomechanics Research in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a Senior Fellow of CHOP's Center for Injury Research and Prevention. Dr. Maltese’s expertise is in occupant biomechanics in motor vehicle crashes, with particular emphasis on pediatric traumatic brain injury, thoracic biomechanics, and anthropomorphic test device biofidelity. His specific research interests include scaling brain injury thresholds between the infant, toddler and pre-adolescent human, and the development of validated pediatric finite element brain models to simulate traumatic brain injury in the pre-adolescent human. Prior to joining CHOP, Dr. Maltese served as a Mechanical Engineer at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Matthew R. Maltese, PhD
CIRP Senior Fellow
Recent Blog Posts
The Influence of Enhanced Side Impact Protection on Kinematics and Injury Measures of Far- or Center-Seated Children in Forward-Facing Child Restraints." Traffic Inj Prev. 2015;16 Suppl 2:S9-S15. "
Passive cervical spine flexion: the effect of age and gender." Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2012;27(4):326-33. "
Comparison of relative and actual chest compression depths during cardiac arrest in children, adolescents, and young adults." Resuscitation. 2012;83(3):320-6. "
Kinetics of the cervical spine in pediatric and adult volunteers during low speed frontal impacts." J Biomech. 2012;45(1):99-106. "
Head impact contact points for restrained child occupants." Traffic Inj Prev. 2012;13(2):172-81. "