Behavioral Science

The Center’s behavioral science researchers study the pre-event behaviors that are risk factors for injury and then develop interventions to increase the adoption of safe behaviors. Work in behavioral science research has focused primarily on increasing the use of age- and- size-appropriate child restraints, as well as improving safe driving behaviors among teenagers.

Behavioral Science research in the post-event phase addresses the emotional impact of injury and trauma. Center researchers have applied this post-event research to develop screening tools to help physicians identify children and parents at risk for acute and longer-term post traumatic stress. This research has also informed the development of fact sheets and workbooks for use by parents and children to help them manage the psychological stress of injury and to avoid its long-term emotional consequences.

Click here for Behavioral Science Training Opportunities

About This Center

This Center is made possible through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) which unites CHOP, University of Pennsylvania, and The Ohio State University researchers with R&D leaders in the automotive and insurance industries to translate research findings into tangible innovations in safety technology and public education programs.

FIND US ON: SafetyMD Twitter CChIPS LinkedIn

You are here: Home Capabilities Behavioral Science