Dr. Despina Stavrinos


Assistant Professor

Other information

Other information:
Despina StavrinosContact Information:

Email: dstavrin@uab.edu
Office Phone: (205) 934-7861
Fax: (205) 975-6110


B.S., 2003, University of Alabama
M.A., 2006, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Developmental Psychology
Ph.D., 2009, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Developmental Psychology

Curriculum Vitae
Laboratory Website: www.triplaboratory.com

Research Program:  

Dr. Stavrinos' research focuses on the prevention and control of unitentional injuries.

Representative Publications:

Stavrinos, D., Jones, J.L., Garner, A.A., Griffin, R., Franklin, C.A., Ball, D., Welburn, S.C., Ball, K.K., Sisiopiku, V.P., & Fine, P.R. (in press, 2013). Impact of distracted driving on safety and traffic flow. Accident Analysis and Prevention (Special Issue: Emerging Research Methods and Their Application to Road Safety).

Garner, A.A., Gentry, A.N., Welburn, S.C., Fine, P.R., Franklin, C.A., & Stavrinos, D. (in press, 2013). Symptom dimensions of disruptive behavior disorders in adolescent drivers. Journal of Attention Disorders.

Schwebel, D.C., Stavrinos, D., Byington, K.W., Davis, T., O’ Neal, E.E., & de Jong, D. (2012). Distraction and pedestrian safety: How talking on the phone, texting, and listening to music impact crossing the street. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 45, 266-271.

Stavrinos D, Biasini FJ, Fine PR, Hodgens JB, Khatri S, Mrug S, Schwebel DC. 2011. Mediating factors associated with pedestrian injury in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Pediatrics. 128(2):296-302.

Garner AA, Fine PR, Franklin CA, Sattin RW, Stavrinos D. 2011. Distracted driving among adolescents: challenges and opportunities. Inj Prev. 17(4):285.

Stavrinos D., Schwebel DC. 2009. The role of psychology in injury prevention efforts. Inj Prev. 15(1):69.

Schwebel DC, Pitts DD, Stavrinos D. 2009. The influence of carrying a backpack on college student pedestrian safety. Accid Anal Prev. 41(2):352-6

Stavrinos D.
, Byington KW, Schwebel DC. 2011. Distracted walking: cell phones increase injury risk for college pedestrians. J Safety Res. 42(2):101-7.