National Office

Dr. Barbara Barlow, MD, FACS, FAAP, Executive Director
Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP, Associate Director
E. Lenita Johnson, MA, Communications & Marketing Director
Joyce Pressley, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center.
DiLenny Roca-Dominguez, Administrator
Walter Rice, Webmaster

Atlanta

Maneesha Agarwal, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Terri McFadden-Garden, MD, Co-Principal Investigator

Austin

Nilda M. Garcia, MD, FACS, Trauma Medical Director
Lindsay Pollok, MPH, Child Injury Prevention Coordinator
Karla Lawson, PhD, Trauma Research Manager
Stewart Williams, Injury Prevention Manager

Baltimore

Eileen M. McDonald, MS, Senior Scientist and Director, Johns Hopkins Children's Safety Centers
Leticia Ryan, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Laura Rye, Interim Pediatric Trauma and Burn Program Manager
Beatrice Brathwaite, MPH, CPST, Senior Program Coordinator, Pediatric Trauma Service
Isam Nasr, MD
Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Andrea Gielen, ScD, Professor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Daniel Hottinger, MD
Vanya Jones, PhD
Ann Schaeffer, RN, Registered Nurse
Deborah Schwengel, MD
Neha Sharma
Barry Solomon, MD, MPH, Assistant Dean for Medical Student Affairs; Professor of Pediatrics
Molly Stevens, MD, Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Mary Ellen Wilson, RN, Registered Nurse
Creason Walter, BS, CHES, CPST, Community Outreach Specialist, Pediatric Trauma Service

Birmingham

Kathy Monroe, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Michele Nichols, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
William D. King, Professor of Pediatrics

Boston (Boston Children's)

Lois Lee, MD, MPH, Attending physician, emergency department
David Mooney, MD, MPH, Director
Barbara DiGirolamo, Injury Prevention Specialist

Boston (MassGeneral)

Michael R. Flaherty, DO, FAAP, Director

Charleston, SC

Christian J. Streck, Jr., MD, Pediatric Trauma Director, Director of Injury Free, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics (MUSC)
Christa Green, MPH, Injury Prevention Coordinator
Madeline Gehrig, MSN RN CPEN, Pediatric Trauma Program Manager

Chicago (Lurie Children's)

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH, Medical Director
Michelle Macy, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Amy L. Hill, MS, Project Manager
Elizabeth Powell, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Gail Brodkey, LCSW, Program Coordinator and Community Liaison

Cincinnati

Mike Gittelman, MD, FAAP, Co-Director
Wendy J. Pomerantz, MD, MS, FAAP, Co-Director
Dawne Gardner, Program Coordinator

Hartford

Brendan Campbell, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator / Director of Pediatric Trauma at CT Children's Medical Center
Steven Rogers, MD, Co-PI Injury Free Hartford / Pediatric Emergency Department Attending Physician
Kevin Borrup, JD MPA, Director IFCK of Hartford
Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH, Director, Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children's Medical Center / Assoc. Prof. of Pediatrics & Public Health, UConn School of Medicine

Houston (Children's Memorial)

Mary E Aitken, MD MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Sandra McKay, MD, Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Michelle Ruda, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Sarah Beth Abbott, Injury Prevention and Outreach Education Coordinator
Vikki Pennington, LMSW, CCLS, CPST, Child Life Specialist

Indianapolis

Matthew Landman, M.D., MPH, FACS, Trauma Medical Director, Associate Professor of Surgery
Joseph O'Neil, M.D., MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor
Crystal O’Donnell, MPH, BSN, RN, Injury Prevention Coordinator
Dawn Daniels, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, Trauma Program Manager
Jodi Raymond, MPH, CSTR, CAISS, Epidemiologist and Research Coordinator

Jacksonville

Phyllis L. Hendry, M.D., FAAP, FACEP, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Assistant Chair of Research, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville
Rebecca Melvin, BS, EMT-P, Trauma Education Coordinator/Injury Prevention Coordinator

Kansas City

David Juang, MD, PI - Director - Trauma & Burns.
Shannon Bernal, BSN, CPSTI, Car Seat Program Coordinator
Phyllis Larimore, RN, BSN, MPH, PhD(c), Program Coordinator
Daniel Marx, BSN, MSN, MHSA, Burn Program Coordinator
David Seastrom, RN, BSN , Interim Trauma Program Manager, Trauma Services
Amy Terreros, DNP, RN, APRN, Center for Childhood Safety, Manager
Brad Winfrey, BSN, RN, BA, CPEN, CPST, Center for Childhood Safety Program Manager
Pablo Aguagyo, MD, QBS, Burn Program Director

Little Rock

Scott B. Allen, Director, Arkansas Children's Hospital Community Outreach Department
Hope Mullins, Research Coordinator

London, Ontario

Jane Edwards, MSc, Injury Prevention Specialist
Jennifer Lindsay, Injury Prevention Specialist
Tania Haidar, Injury Project Associate

Long Island

Jose M. Prince, M.D., Pediatric Trauma Program Medical Director
Jillian Savino, MS, CHES, PC, Community Health Educator

Los Angeles (Childrens Hospital)

Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD, Director of Trauma
Helen Arbogast, MPH, CHES, Injury Prevention Coordinator
Mary Taylor, CSTR, Trauma Registrar

Miami

Judy Schaechter, MD, M.B.A, Director
Oneith Cadiz, MD, Interim Director
Chad Thorson, MD, MSPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery The DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine; Division of Pediatric Surgery
Lyse Deus, Program Administrator/Lead Educator
Gioconda Reina, Safety Educator
Isidro Perez, Transportation Specialist

Milwaukee

Michael Levas, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of WI, Attending Physician at the Emergency Department/Trauma Center of Children's WI, and Medical Director of Project Ujima
Marlene D. Melzer-Lange, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of WI

Minneapolis

Andrew Kiragu, MD, FAAP, FCCM, Principal Investigator
Julie Philbrook, R.N., DNP, MAN, MAL, Trauma Prevention Specialist

Minneapolis (Children's Minnesota)

Andrew Kiragu, MD, FAAP, FCCM, Principal Investigator
Dex Tuttle, M.Ed., CPST-I, Injury Prevention Program Manager, Trauma Services

Nashville

Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program Manager

New Haven

Kirsten Bechtel, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine; Attending physician in the Pediatric Emergency Department of Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital; Medical director of the Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program
James Dodington, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine; Co-Medical Director, Injury Prevention, Community Outreach and Research Program, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

New York (Children's)

Vincent Pierre Duron, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery at CUMC
Steven Stylianos, MD, Co-Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids at Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital
DiLenny Roca , Injury Prevention Coordinator
Jeanne Rubsam, RN, MS, CPNP, Pediatric Trauma Coordinator

New York (Harlem)

Arthur Cooper, M.D., Medical Director
Landon Wickham, Communications Coordinator

Palo Alto

Stephanie Chao, MD, Principal Investigator
Melanie Stroud, RN, BSN, MBA, Pediatric Trauma Program Manager
Melissa Burke, Director of Community Relations and Community Partnership

Peoria

John Hafner, MD, Co-Principal Investigator
Richard Pearl, MD, Co-Principal Investigator
Jamie L. Sammis, Program Coordinator
Margo Yoder, LPN, Injury Surveillance Collection

Philadelphia (St. Christopher's)

Rochelle Thompson, MS, Injury Prevention Coordinator

Phoenix

David M. Notrica, MD, FACS, FAAP, Trauma Medical Director – Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Ilce Alexander,BA, Injury Prevention Specialist, Phoenix Children’s Center for Family Health and Safety, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Phoenix

Pittsburgh (Children's)

Barbara A. Gaines, MD
Ward M Richardson, M.D., Director of Trauma and Injury Prevention
Christine A. Vitale MSN, RN, Manager - Injury Prevention; Program Coordinator
Jordan James, MPH, CHES, Community Programs Educator
Marie Pagnotta, MPH, Community Programs Educator

Portland

Benjamin Hoffman MD, FAAP, CPST-I, Co-Principal Investigator
Mubeen Jafri, MD, Co-Principal Investigator
Adrienne Gallardo BSW, MAOM, CPST-I, Co-Program Coordinator
Amber Kroeker, Co-Program Coordinator

Providence

Michael Mello, MD, MPH, Director, Injury Prevention Center; Co-Investigator
Andrea M Cheli, Program Coordinator

Rochester

Anne Brayer, MD, Professor Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Karen Knauf, Program Manager, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Rochester
Kristine DiBitetto, Program Coordinator

Salt Lake City

Charles Pruitt, MD, FAAP, Principal Investigator

San Diego

Mary Beth Moran, PT MS M.Ed, Director- Community Health
Lorraine Lynn, Manager, Injury Prevention
Joy Joelle Donofrio, DO, FAAP, FACEP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego

Seattle

Beth Ebel, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics , University of Washington
Brian Johnston, MD, MPH, Chief of Pediatrics, Harborview Medical Center; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Lorena Chavez, MPH, CHES, Program Coordinator
Anthony Gomez, RS, Manager, Violence and Injury Prevention Unit

St. Louis

Lindsay Davidson Clukies, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Associate Trauma Medical Director Co-Director, Emergency Medical Services Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Nicole Kozma, Manager, Advocacy and Outreach
Lori Beck MSN, RN, CPEN, TNS, Trauma Nurse Coordinator

Worcester, MA

Michael Hirsh, M.D., Co-Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids, Worcester, MA
Mariann M. Manno, M.D., Co-Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids, Worcester
Asia Simpson, Injury Prevention coordinator

 

 

Did you know?

During the past decade, more than 200 children died annually due to injuries sustained on ATVs.

Head injuries incurred while riding a bike result in two-thirds of hospital admissions and more than 60 percent of the bicycling deaths.

Injury is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for children and young adults living in the United States.