David 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.
- Most grandparents keep pills where grandkids can get them, Daily Mail
- Nail polish, shampoo, other products send kids to ER every 2 hours, Healthline
- Youngest kids most vulnerable to dog bites, Reuters
- When talking on the phone may endanger a child, New York Times
- Cell phones dangerous for child pedestrians, study finds, Science Daily
- How to have 'the talk' with aging parents about their guns, Yahoo!
- Drowning prevention measure to keep kids safe in water, MedicineNet.com
- Treating kids' apnea may keep them safer on the street, Channel NewsAsia
- Baby 'sleep sacks' may be safer than blankets, Reuters
- Distracted walking: researcher pins rise in campus pedestrian accidents to cell phones, Tampa Bay Times