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The people behind teendriversource.org are a team of researchers, educators, and communicators from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. This Young Driver Research team takes a multidisciplinary approach to study the causes of teen driver-related crashes and then provides evidence-based interventions. 

About The Primary Authors

Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE  is a board-certified Pediatric Emergency Physician and Clinical Epidemiologist at CHOP and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of  Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  An internationally recognized leader in pediatric trauma research, Dr. Durbin is Scientific Director of  the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP and oversees pediatric injury epidemiology research for Teen Driver Safety Research at CHOP, with particular emphasis on preventing teen driver crashes.

Ken Ginsburg, MD, MsEd  is a board-certified practicing Adolescent Medicine Specialist at CHOP. The author of several books, including A Parent’s Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Dr. Ginsburg also serves as the online editor for the AAP website.

Jessica Mirman, PhD  is the lead Behavioral Scientist on the Teen Driver Safety Research team at CHOP.  Her applied work focuses on designing and evaluating programs and interventions aimed to prevent crashes, reduce injuries, and ultimately save teen lives.

Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD  is a board-certified practicing Pediatrician, Biomechanical Engineer, and Clinical researcher. An internationally recognized leader in pediatric trauma research, Dr. Winston is the Founder and Scientific Director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP and the Principal Investigator for the Teen Driver Safety Research team at CHOP.

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