Child safety seats and seat belts have been proven effective for reducing the risk of severe injuries and death. However not all children are restrained according to recommendations and there are concerns regarding race and age-based disparities in child passenger restraint use in the United States. This project investigates whether there are differences in the utilization of child safety seat inspection programs by caregivers from different geographic areas and different socio-economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds.
Emily M. Fredericks, Ph.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Division of Pediatric Psychology) at the University of Michigan, with a joint appointment in the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) unit. Dr. Fredericks is the pediatric psychologist on the Multidisciplinary Pediatric Liver Transplant team and provides comprehensive clinical care to pediatric transplant recipients and their families. She has additional clinical interests in the areas of medical regimen adherence, behavioral sleep disorders, and adjustment to chronic illness.
Research from the National Poll on Children's Health