Accidental Head Injuries in Young Children: Integrated Epidemiological and Biomechanical Analysis

Principal Investigator: Susan Margulies, PhD, The University of Pennsylvania

This research was based on the hypothesis that accidental head injury outcomes are better for older children than infants due to biomechanical and developmental differences. A retrospective single-center cohort study and anthropomorphic surrogate experiments were conducted to correlate age-specific biomechanical factors and environmental circumstances associated with accidental head injury. The information garnered from this project helped CChIPS target high-priority opportunities to enhance child safety via effective public education and improved safety in automotive, home, and play environments.