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Experiences and Attitudes Regarding Child Passenger Safety Seat Transitions among Parents

More than 130,000 children age 1-12 present to US Emergency Departments (EDs) each year for injuries sustained as occupants in motor vehicle collisions. Parents seeking emergency care for their child may be particularly receptive to injury prevention messages. Therefore, EDs have the potential to serve as a high-impact setting for the dissemination of child passenger safety recommendations. Understanding the child passenger safety practices of parents in the ED will inform the development of education materials.


Featured Faculty

Joyce M. Lee, M.D., M.P.H
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Dr. Lee's research has agenda focused on the epidemiology and health outcomes of childhood diabetes (type 1 and type 2) and obesity. She is the principal investigator on several NIH-funded studies focusing on childhood obesity, linear growth, and type 2 diabetes risk. In 2009 Dr. Lee was named a Brehm Investigator by the Brehm Center for Type 1 Diabetes Research. 


Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

School violence, gun-related injuries in top 10 child health concerns in U.S.

Adults rate childhood obesity at the top of the list of big health problems for kids in their communities and for kids across the U.S. Bullying is rated as the #2 health concern for kids across the country. School violence is rated as #5 health concern for kids across the country.