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.
Joyce M. Lee, M.D., M.P.H
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
With a growing body of evidence about risk of concussions in children, many schools and athletic programs have begun to provide parent education about what to do when a child gets a concussion. To learn more about parents’ perspectives on concussion education, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health surveyed parents of children 10 to 17 years old.