Ronni Kessler, MS
Clinical Research Project Manager II

Ronni Kessler serves as the Concussion Research Program Manager for the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Ronni Kessler, MS joined the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) in 2014 as a Research Coordinator to support our portfolio of concussion projects and currently serves as Program Manager. She oversees CIRP's concussion research team and serves as the point of contact for our scientific and administrative collaborators. She manages project and program budgets and supports all contract and regulatory activities. Most recently she has taken on the management of Minds Matter's CHOP Frontier Program designation.

Ronni brings over 14 years of experience managing and coordinating clinical research in both the academic and private sectors. Ronni’s previous positions include Research Manager and Coordinator roles at Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the University of Pennsylvania, CHOP, and Industry CRO’s.

BS, Pennsylvania State University (General Science), 2002

MS, University of Pennsylvania (Secondary Science Education), 2005

Concussion Research Program Manager, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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

Master CL, Curry AE, Pfeiffer MR, et al. Characteristics of Concussion in Elementary School-Aged Children: Implications for Clinical Management. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020.

Curry AE, Arbogast KB, Metzger KB, et al. Risk of Repeat Concussion Among Patients Diagnosed at a Pediatric Care Network. J. Pediatr. 2019.

Arbogast KB, Curry AE, Metzger KB, et al. Improving Primary Care Provider Practices in Youth Concussion Management. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017.

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