In the News


In the News

Read news stories featuring the research behind Teen Driver Source and evidence-based resources.

ADHD Symptoms Linked to Risky Driving in New Teen Drivers

MD Magazine -- Findings of a new study identify a connection between teen driving behaviors and mental health symptoms, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to lead author Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, RN, symptom severity of inattention, and not just ADHD diagnosis status, is associated with performance errors made on a driving simulator. 


The Toll of Distracted Driving Hits Home for Washington Township Family

Courier-Post -- In this article that discusses how to prevent tragedies like the death of Nikki Kellenyi, Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN, of CIRP and Penn Nursing, shares why educating teen drivers about the dangers of distracted driving may not be enough. There is a need for feasible, acceptable, and evidence-based behavioral interventions that can address the use of cell phones while driving, as well as distractions associated with peer passengers. 

How to Keep Your Teen From Distracted Driving

NBC-10@Issue -- Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN, from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP and Penn School of Nursing shares evidence-based tips for parents to prevent teen distracted driving in this video segment.

CHOP Research in the News: Driving & ADHD, Bike Safety, Concussion Research

Cornerstone, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute -- Learn about new studies from CIRP into the causes and mechanisms of youth concussions beyond contact sports, how cyclists move and make decisions on urban streets, and how the CHOP driving simulator is helping to advance what we know of teen driving behaviors.

Linking Teen Driving Behaviors to ADHD, Other Mental Health Factors

Penn Today -- A new study published in Nursing Research explores the relationship between mental health symptoms related to ADHD, conduct disorder, and depression and risky teen driver behaviors. There is much to learn about this relationship.

CHOP Women Participate in Girls Exploring Tomorrow's Technology 2018

This Week @ CHOP -- To encourage middle school girls to pursue careers in STEM, 18 of CHOP's female leaders recently shared their stories and work at the Girls Exploring Tomorrow's Technology event.