On April 14, Andrea C. Gielen, Sc.D., director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health delivered this year's Patricia F. Waller Lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each year the Waller lecture is held to commemorate Patricia F. Waller, Ph.D., a professor who founded the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and was a pioneer in injury control. Waller worked for nearly two decades as a researcher at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, where she developed the concept for graduated licensing, which has been adopted nationwide.
Gielen's presentation, "Pediatric Injury Prevention: From the Trenches to the Ivory Tower and Back Again," spotlighted the development and dissemination of effective interventions to prevent pediatric injuries, drawing on her own work in health departments and intervention research over the last decade. Her research focuses on community and clinic-based programs that address health behavior problems affecting women and children, primarily among low-income families in urban areas.
To see the archived video of Gielen's presentation, please visit www.saferoutesinfo.org/news-room/events-waller.