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David Schwebel, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

Areas of expertise: Pedestrian Safety, Child Injury Prevention, Unintentional Child Injuries, Dog Bite Prevention, Texting & Walking, Child Gun Safety, Playground Safety, Technology-based Injury Intervention & Prevention

schwebel experts 2017David Schwebel, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

  • • Director, UAB Youth Safety Lab
  • • Conducts laboratory-based studies of factors that lead to unintentional child injuries, including temperament, parent-child relations and overestimation of physical abilities
  • • Developed the Stamp-in-Safety Program, a behavioral intervention that reduces the number of playground injuries in a pre-school setting
  • • Developing a virtual reality program that teaches young children to cross the street safely; project is conducted through the UAB Injury Control Research Center and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Highway Administration


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Selected media appearances:

(New York Times) When talking on the phone may endanger a child

(Science Daily) Cell phones dangerous for child pedestrians, study finds



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