We are running a program to train Batswana to become independent researchers studying behavioral, biomedical, and policy issues in Botswana with a focus on treating and preventing injury and trauma. The program is sponsored by the University of Botswana, the Ministry of Health in Botswana, the University of Pennsylvania (USA), and Fogarty-NIH (USA). The program is funded through grant D43TW010448 ... Read More
Recovering Concussion Update on Progression of Symptoms. Funded by the Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center.
Epidemiologic space-time study of youths' activities and their safety before, during, and after school. Award No. 2014-CK-BX-0008. GMS No. 2014-91360-PA-IJ.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has prioritized community and population health as the critical next step in the quality movement. While population health has been defined conceptually, no accountable geographic unit has been defined and thus standardized measurement of health indicators across communities cannot be measured and compared. This project aims to develop an empirically defined geographic “denominator” ... Read More
Population-based case-control study investigating the nature and location of the activities of adolescents and young adults in Philadelphia and the likelihood of being assaulted. R01AA014944.
An environmental epidemiologic and ethnographic study of asbestos-related disease among residents of Ambler, Pennsylvania, one of the largest asbestos waste sites in the United States where there was substantial industrial and community exposure to asbestos from the late 1800s through the late 1980s. Project 3 (Sub-Project ID 7652, Barg/Wiebe) of P42ES023720.
This study aims to identify the injury prevention priorities in the US by computing the relative burden of injury mechanisms in terms of six indices: mortality, anatomic damage, years of life lost, hospital treatment charges, lifetime medical costs, and lifetime work loss costs. It will also investigate how prevention priorities differ across age groups, across the geography of the US, ... Read More
Given the disease burden associated with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), and the recognized gap in quality of hospital-based care for OHCA, the need for regional systems of care has been proposed, but the optimal design of such a system is not yet clear. An understanding of the empiric hospital utilization patterns of patients with OHCA is critical to developing an ... Read More
Independent Scientist K02 Award from the NIAAA to support additional training and development of data collection methods and analysis techniques for data collected on research participants prospectively for the study of daily activities and health risks including fear experienced in urban environments. K02AA017974.