Douglas Wiebe, PhDAssociate Professor |
Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics | Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania
My interests include environmental risk factors for injury, methodological challenges of activity pattern measurement, the impact of daily routines on health-related behavior, and the influence of geography on health and systems of healthcare. I received my PhD from the School of Social Ecology at the University of California at Irvine and completed postdoctoral studies in injury epidemiology at the School of Public Health at the University of California at Los Angeles. I teach a course on measurement principles (EPID 542) and a course on geography and health (PUBH 517/EPID 518). I received the Teaching Award in the Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology Program in 2008/09, and in the Perelman School of Medicine I received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching in 2012.
I have secondary appointments in the Department of Emergency Medicine and in the Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care in the Department of Surgery in the Perelman School of Medicine. From 2009 to 2014 I held an appointment of Visiting Scholar in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, England. My leadership positions include being Director of the CDC-funded Penn Injury Science Center (www.penninjuryscience.org) and directing a training program funded by the Fogarty International Center at the NIH to build injury epidemiology capacity in Botswana. Also I am a Past President of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR).
Christopher Morrison, PhD MPHPost-doctoral fellow |
I came to the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics after four years at the Prevention Research Center in Oakland, California. My primary research interest is geospatial relationships between alcohol markets and harms. Our study of ridesharing and motor vehicle crashes was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Our study of assaults on days of campaign rallies during the 2016 US Presidential election was published in Epidemiology. I recently accepted a faculty position in Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Alexis ZebrowskiFourth year PhD student |
I am a fourth year doctoral student in Epidemiology. I am developing a new measure for the intensity of trauma care and investigating how intensity of care varies by patient characteristics, across hospitals, and relates to outcomes. I will be presenting this work at the Academy Health annual meeting in Seattle, WA in June 2019. I also coordinate subject recruitment activities for the Space-Time Study of School Safety.
Kalen FlynnThird year PhD student |
I am a third year doctoral student in the School of Social Policy and Practice. I am analyzing data from the Space-Time Adolescent Risk Study to investigate how adolescents’ perceptions of safety varied as a function of the features of their immediate surroundings during daily activities. I am also developing a mixed-methods protocol that uses ambulatory monitoring of participants to measure reactions to stressors encountered in the social and built environment. I recently accepted a faculty position at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Darcy Ellis, MPHSecond year PhD student |
I received my MPH in Public Health from Columbia University and I am in the second year of the doctoral program in Epidemiology at U Penn. As part of the graduate student rotation series, I am analyzing data from the Space-Time Adolescent Risk Study to estimate the duration of induction periods for activities and locations as they relate to the likelihood of being assaulted during daily activities.
Bernadette D’Alonzo, MPHResearch Coordinator |
I completed my MPH at Penn in 2017 and have worked for several years as a research coordinator. I currently manage multiple federally funded studies centered around issues of geography and health. Much of my work involves the collection and integration of data that are derived from multiple sources at different temporal and spatial scales. Also I coordinate research activities and I lead analyses for the epidemiology study of the Ivy League/Big Ten Concussion Consortium. We recently published a description of this study at Injury Prevention.
Monika MłodzikVisiting PhD student from Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland |
Group member summer 2017.
Whitney Cabey, MD MSHPFellow | Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program |
Group member 2013-2017.
Laura Johnson Faherty, MD, MPHFellow | Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program |
Group member 2011-2015.