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David Schwebel, Ph.D.

Pedestrian safety • Child injury prevention • Texting & walking • Child gun safety • Playground safety • Technology-based injury intervention & prevention

Media contact: Alicia Rohan, arohan@uab.edu

schwebel experts 2017David Schwebel, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

  

Areas of expertise:

  • Pedestrian safety
  • Child injury prevention
  • Texting & walking
  • Child gun safety
  • Playground safety
  • Technology-based injury intervention & prevention
  • Agricultural injuries including ATV, tractor and farm equipment accidents

 

 

Schwebel studies factors that lead to unintentional child injuries, including temperament, parent-child relations and overestimation of physical abilities. He developed the Stamp-in-Safety Program, a behavioral intervention that reduces the number of playground injuries in a pre-school setting and a virtual reality program that teaches young children to cross the street safely.

He is currently developing a virtual reality program that teaches young children to cross the street safely through the UAB Injury Control Research Center, made possible with funding by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Highway Administration.

 

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