Sarah O’Brien
Clinical Research Assistant I

Sarah O’Brien is a Clinical Research Assistant at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention.


Sarah O’Brien, BS, joined the Center for Injury Research and Prevention in 2020 as a Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) student where she worked with Dr. Allison Curry and Dr. Emma Sartin on a project related to community mobility and autistic adolescents. Currently, she is working as a Clinical Research Assistant with Dr. Elizabeth Walshe and the Neuroscience of Driving research program. This program investigates the neural mechanisms underlying driver error and motor vehicle crash risk in young drivers. In this position, Sarah hopes to learn more about behavioral science research and creating useful, impactful interventions for improving driver safety.

This past fall, Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Delaware (UD). During her time at UD, she was the Undergraduate Fellow at Westside Family Healthcare in Wilmington where she assisted in implementing special events focused on health services for vulnerable communities. Sarah’s other research interests include health inequities and social neuroscience.

BS (Neuroscience), University of Delaware, 2020

Clinical Research Assistant, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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