National Office

Dr. Barbara Barlow, MD, Executive 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

Ann Arbor

Peter F. Ehrlich, M.D. , Director of Pediatric Trauma
Amy Teddy, Injury Prevention Program Manager
Cindy Wegryn, Pediatric Trauma Coordinator
Dianne DeGregorio, Child Passenger Safety Coordinator


Terri McFadden-Garden, MD, Co-Principal Investigator
Barbara Pettitt, MD, Co-Principal Investigator


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


Eileen M. McDonald, MS, Associate Scientist and Director, Johns Hopkins Children's Safety Centers
Lauren Malloy, MSW, CPST, IFCK Co-Project Coordinator and Lead Injury Prevention Coordinator
Amanda Davani, IFCK Co-Project Coordinator and Senior Research Coordinator, CIRP
Beatrice Brathwaite, Community Outreach Specialist, Pediatric Trauma Service


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


Lois Lee, MD, MPH, Attending physician, emergency department
David Mooney, MD, MPH, Director
Misael Abreu, Injury Prevention Coordinator
Rebekah Coelho, Injury Prevention Specialist


Dr. Christian J. Streck, Jr., MD, Pediatric Trauma Director, Director of Injury Free, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics (MUSC)
Aynsley Birkner, Pediatric Injury Prevention Coordinator
Benjamin Woodhouse, Pediatric Trauma Program Manager

Chicago (Lurie Children's)

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


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

Des Moines

Vidya T. Chande, M.D., Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department


Herb Garrison III, MD, MPH, FACEP, Director of Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program
Leigh McManus, ECIPP Assistant/Nurturing Project Coordinator
Ronald M. Perkin, MD, MA, FCCM, FAAP, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
Ellen Walston, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, Child Safety Coordinator
Sarah Magdalene Foxworth, Program Assistant


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, Advisor / Director of the Injury Prevention Center at CT Children's Medical Center / Assoc. Prof. of Pediatrics & Public Health, UConn School of Medicine


Dr. Thomas M. Rouse, MD, FACS, Medical Director-Pediatric Trauma; PI for Injury Free Coalition for Kids
Joseph O'Neil, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor
Dawn Daniels, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Tiffany Egan-Rojas, MPH, Injury Prevention Coordinator


Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS, Professor of Surgery, Director of Research, Department of Surgery University of Florida College of Medicine 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.
Daniel Marx , Surgery: Burn Program Coordinator
Christi Cassidy, Burn Education Specialist
Shannon Bernal BSN CPSTI, Car Seat Program Coordinator
Amy Terreros, DNP, RN, APRN, Center for Childhood Safety, Manager
Lana Martin RN CEN TCRN CPEN, Department of Surgery- Trauma Services Program Manager
Amy Terreros DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, Program Manager
Pablo Aguagyo MD QBS, Director - Burn Program
Phyllis Larimore RN BSN MPH PhD(c), Program Coordinator
David Seastrom BSN , Education & Outreach Coordinator-Trauma Services


Susan H. Pollack MD, PI, Pediatric and Adolescent Injury Prevention Program
Melanie Tyner-Wilson M.S., Special Needs and Early Childhood Outreach

Little Rock

Mary E. Aitken, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator,Associate Professor of Pediatrics University of Arkansas College of Medicine and Arkansas Children Hospital
Beverly Miller, MEd, Associate Director of Research
Scott B. Allen, Director, Arkansas Children's Hospital Community Outreach Department
Heather J. Williamson, OTR/L, MBA, Associate Director of Education and Outreach
Hope Mullins, Research Coordinator
Sharon Bilbrey, Injury Prevention Educator
James Graham, Chief, section of Pediatric University of Arkansas College of Medicine and Arkansas Children's Hospital.
Donna Parnell, RN, M.N. Sc, Trauma Program Coordinator
Dr. Rhonda Dick, Director of Emergency
Anne Ruud, Outreach Coordinator
Chelle McCarroll, CPSE Outreach Coordinator, UAMS Child Passenger Safety
Virginia Lancaster, Education Coordinator,UAMS Child Passenger Safety Education
Mechelle Winslow, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coordinator

London, Ontario

Tanya Charyk Stewart, MSc, Injury Epidemiologist
Jane Edwards, MSc
Brandon Batey, 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


Judy Schaechter, MD, Director
Lyse Deus, Program Administrator/Lead Educator
Gioconda Reina, Safety Educator
Isidro Perez, Transportation Specialist


David Gourlay, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery in Pediatric Surgery at the Medical College of WI and Medical Director of Trauma at Children's Hospital of WI
Marlene D. Melzer-Lange, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of WI


Andrew Kiragu, MD, FAAP, Co-Principal Investigator
Julie Philbrook, R.N., M.AN, MAL, Trauma Prevention Specialist
Joni Geppert M.P.H., R.D., L.N., Epidemiologist
Patricia Graham B.A. , Community Health Specialist- IFCK Intervention specialist
Tu Quan M.P.H., Research and Grants Director


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

New Haven

Pina Violano, PhD, MSPH, RN-BC, CCRN, CPS-T, Manager, Injury Prevention, Community Outreach, and Research
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


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


David M. Notrica, MD, FACS, FAAP, Trauma Medical Director – Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Carrie Cantrell, LMSW, MPH, Injury Prevention Specialist, Center for Family Health and Safety

Pittsburgh (Children's)

Barbara A. Gaines, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery; Director of Trauma and Injury Prevention
Christine A. Vitale MSN, RN, Manager - Injury Prevention; Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician; Program Coordinator
Kristen Urso, M.Ed, CPSTI, Community Program Specialist
John (Zach) Musico, Community Program Specialist


Ben Hoffman, MD, Co-Principal Investigator
Mubeen Jafri, MD, Co-Principal Investigator
Adrienne Gallardo, Co-Program Coordinator
Amber Kroeker, Co-Program Coordinator


Michael Mello, MD, MPH, Director, Injury Prevention Center; Co-Investigator
Dina Burstein, M.D., M.P.H., Research Associate


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

Salt Lake City

Charles Pruitt, MD, FAAP, Principal Investigator

San Diego

Sue A. Cox, RN, MS, CEN, Principal Investigator
Cheri Fidler, M.Ed., Director--Center for Healthier Communities for Children
Mary Hilfiker MD, Medical Director-Trauma Services
Mary Beth Moran, PT MS M.Ed, Program Manager, Injury Prevention


Beth Ebel, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics , University of Washington
Linda Quan, MD, Children's Hospital Emergency Services; Professor, University of Washington, Dept. of Pediatrics
Brian Johnston, MD, MPH, Chief of Pediatrics, Harborview Medical Center; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Elizabeth "Tizzy" Bennett, MPH, CHES, Patient/Family Communications and Education Manager
Lorena Chavez, MPH, CHES, Program Coordinator
Anthony Gomez, RS, Manager, Violence and Injury Prevention Unit

St. Louis

David M. Jaffe, MD, Professor of Pediatrics- Washington University, St. Louis
Greta Todd, Director, Child Health Advocacy and Outreach
Nicole Kozma, Manager, Advocacy and Outreach
Steven Woods, Manager, Trauma Services

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
Esther Borer, Injury Prevention coordinator



Did you know?

Bike helmets have proven to be the single most effective safety device in reducing head injury and death in bicycling crashes. Helmets reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent.

Children living in poverty have a higher rate of injury than children of more substantial means, (Durkin 1994).