Dr. Despina Stavrinos
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
Dr. Stavrinos' research focuses on the prevention and control of unitentional injuries.
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., Byington KW, Schwebel DC. 2011. Distracted walking: cell phones increase injury risk for college pedestrians. J Safety Res. 42(2):101-7.
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