Morgan O’Donald, MPH, NRP is a Clinical Research Coordinator II at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is working with the teen driver research team to establish a foundation for driving safety among teens with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder. Morgan also works closely with our research partners to test new driver and passenger safety technology.
Morgan O’Donald, MPH, NRP joined the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in 2019 as a Graduate Research Assistant. Morgan’s Master’s Capstone Project used data from a CIRP research study to examine the correlation between a parent’s number of children and adequate child safety seat harness tightness. She is currently a Clinical Research Coordinator II on Dr. Allison E. Curry’s team, where she works on multiple prospective research studies involving distracted driving, teen driver safety, and child passenger safety. Additionally, Morgan works with the research team to establish a foundation for teen driver safety among teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.
Morgan has also been a nationally registered paramedic since 2017. She currently works as a paramedic in Allegheny County in her free time and is especially interested in child passenger safety and mental health in first responders.
Paramedic Certification, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
BS (Emergency Medicine), University of Pittsburgh, 2018
MPH, University of Pennsylvania, 2021
National Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification, Safe Kids Worldwide, 2022
Clinical Research Coordinator II, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
American Public Health Association, 2019 - Current