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Overview

  • David C. Schwebel has published over 235 peer-reviewed manuscripts, most focusing on understanding and preventing unintentional injury in children, adolescents, and young adults. Specific risk factors of interest include temperament and personality, overestimation of physical ability and cognitive development, and adult supervision of children.

    From a prevention perspective, Dr. Schwebel has developed and implemented injury prevention techniques for a range of situations, including pedestrian safety training in virtual reality environments, school playground safety via behavioral strategies targeting teachers, drowning prevention through lifeguard training at public swimming pools, dog bite prevention in rural China and in the United States, and kerosene safety in low-income South Africa neighborhoods.

    Dr. Schwebel is a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, a Fulbright Award winner, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. His research has been funded by NIH, CDC, DOT, and several other federal, non-profit and industry groups.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Unsafe riding behaviors of shared-bicycle riders in urban China: A retrospective survey 2019
    2019 Psychological needs of the families of patients who attempted suicide by self-immolation: An overlooked issue. 2019
    2019 Supervision of young children in parking lots: Impact on child pedestrian safety 2019
    2019 Psychiatric needs for self-inflicted burn patients in developing countries: A call for action. 2019
    2019 Data on unsafe riding behaviors among 1960 shared bicycle riders in urban China 2019
    2019 iBsafe app enhances safety skills and knowledge among young children 2019
    2019 Quality of Life in Youth With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) Treated With Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy 2019
    2019 A new method to attribute differences in total deaths between groups to population size, age structure and age-specific mortality rate 2019
    2019 Global, regional, and national burden of neurological disorders, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 2019
    2019 Road traffic mortality in China: analysis of national surveillance data from 2006 to 2016 2019
    2019 Are bus company regulations associated with crash risk? Findings from a retrospective survey in four Chinese cities 2019
    2019 Effect of positive airway pressure therapy in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: does positive airway pressure use reduce pedestrian injury risk? 2019
    2019 Left-turning vehicle-pedestrian conflicts at signalized intersections with traffic lights: Benefit or harm? A two-stage study 2019
    2019 Changes in reporting of unintentional injury deaths, United States of America 2019
    2019 Unintentional drowning mortality in China, 2006-2013 2019
    2019 An app-based intervention for caregivers to prevent unintentional injury among preschoolers: Cluster randomized controlled trial 2019
    2019 Coping, Attributions, and Health Functioning Among Adolescents with Chronic Illness and Their Parents: Reciprocal Relations Over Time 2019
    2019 Global, regional, and national burden of suicide mortality 1990 to 2016: Systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 2019
    2019 Global, regional, and national burden of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 2019
    2019 Needs analysis for a parenting app to prevent unintentional injury in newborn babies and toddlers: Focus group and survey study among Chinese caregivers 2019
    2019 Road traffic injuries in Poland: magnitude and risk factors 2019
    2019 Roles of individual differences and traffic environment factors on children's street-crossing behaviour in a VR environment 2019
    2019 The road user behaviours of Chinese adolescents: Data from China and a comparison with adolescents in other countries 2019
    2019 Under-five mortality from unintentional suffocation in China, 2006-2016 2019
    2019 Unintentional falls mortality in China, 2006-2016 2019
    2018 Comparing road safety performance across countries: Do data source and type of mortality indicator matter? 2018
    2018 Gender differences in children's pedestrian behaviors: Developmental effects 2018
    2018 Incidence of Interpersonal Violence among Individuals with Drug Addiction Receiving Compulsory Treatment: A Survey at Two Drug Detention Centers in Hunan, China 2018
    2018 Sibling supervision: A risk factor for unintentional childhood injury in rural Uganda? 2018
    2018 Erratum: Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (The Lancet (2018) 392(10159) (1736–1788)(S0140673618322037)(10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32203-7)) 2018
    2018 Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality and life expectancy, 1950-2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 2018
    2018 Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 2018
    2018 Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks for 195 countries and territories, 1990-2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 2018
    2018 Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 359 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990-2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 2018
    2018 Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 Diseases and Injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990-2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 2018
    2018 Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 2018
    2018 Improve traffic death statistics in China 2018
    2018 Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 2018
    2018 A New Method to Prevent Unintentional Child Poisoning 2018
    2018 Disparities in unintentional occupational injury mortality between high-income countries and low-and middle-income countries: 1990–2016 2018
    2018 Effect of age on children's pedestrian behaviour: Results from an observational study 2018
    2018 In Reply 2018
    2018 Racial disparities in fifth-grade sun protection: Evidence from the Healthy Passages study 2018
    2018 Global mortality from firearms, 1990-2016 2018
    2018 Physicians’ workloads in China: 1998–2016 2018
    2018 Effectiveness of an app-based intervention for unintentional injury among caregivers of preschoolers: Protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial 2018
    2018 Child/Adolescent development and autonomous vehicle operation: "operator's licenses" instead of driver's licenses 2018
    2018 Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: A systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 2018
    2018 Featured article: Evaluating smartphone-based virtual reality to improve Chinese schoolchildren's pedestrian safety: A nonrandomized trial 2018
    2018 Adolescent health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the global burden of disease 2015 study 2018
    2018 Neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality and morbidity burden in the Eastern Mediterranean region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study 2018
    2018 Poisoning deaths in China, 2006–2016 2018
    2018 Transport injuries and deaths in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study 2018
    2018 The state of US health, 1990-2016: Burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors among US states 2018
    2018 Infant mortality due to unintentional suffocation among infants younger than 1 year in the United States, 1999-2015 2018
    2018 Trends in injury morbidity in China, 1993–2013: A longitudinal analysis of population-based survey data 2018
    2018 The public health challenge of consumer non-compliance to toy product recalls and proposed solutions 2018
    2018 Comparative effectiveness of published interventions for elderly fall prevention: A systematic review and network meta-analysis 2018
    2018 Assessing the use of media reporting recommendations by the world health organization in suicide news published in the most influential media sources in china, 2003–2015 2018
    2018 Child pedestrian street-crossing behaviors outside a primary school: Developing observational methodologies and data from a case study in Changsha, China 2018
    2018 Reimbursement for injury-induced medical expenses in Chinese social medical insurance schemes: A systematic analysis of legislative documents 2018
    2018 Unequal interactions: Examining the role of patient-centered care in reducing inequitable diffusion of a medical innovation, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine 2018
    2018 Distracted Pedestrian Behavior on two Urban College Campuses 2018
    2018 Comparing U.S. injury death estimates from GBD 2015 and CDC WONDER 2018
    2018 Distracted Walking, Bicycling, and Driving: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Mobile Technology and Youth Crash Risk 2018
    2017 Healthy China 2030: A missed opportunity for injury control 2017
    2017 Pedestrian safety in patients with Parkinson's disease: A case-control study 2017
    2017 Availability and consistency of health and non-health data for road traffic fatality: Analysis of data from 195 countries, 1985–2013 2017
    2017 Erratum: Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (The Lancet (2017) 390(10100) (1423–1459) (S014067361732336X) (10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32336-X)) 2017
    2017 Erratum:Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (The Lancet (2017) 390(10100) (1423–1459) (S014067361732336X)(10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32336-X)) 2017
    2017 Global, regional, and national age-sex specifc mortality for 264 causes of death, 1980-2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 2017
    2017 Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990-2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 2017
    2017 Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 333 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990-2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 2017
    2017 Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990-2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 2017
    2017 Global, regional, and national under-5 mortality, adult mortality, age-specific mortality, and life expectancy, 1970-2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 2017
    2017 Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: An analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 2017
    2017 Benefit Finding and Quality of Life in Caregivers of Childhood Cancer Survivors 2017
    2017 Using interactive virtual presence to support accurate installation of child restraints: Efficacy and parental perceptions 2017
    2017 Using smartphone technology to deliver a virtual pedestrian environment: usability and validation 2017
    2017 Virtual reality by mobile smartphone: Improving child pedestrian safety 2017
    2017 Unintentional child and adolescent drowning mortality from 2000 to 2013 in 21 countries: Analysis of the WHO mortality database 2017
    2017 A review of the literature on pediatric concussions and Return-to-Learn (RTL): Implications for RTL policy, research, and practice 2017
    2017 Evaluating the effectiveness of implementing a more severe drunk-driving law in China: Findings from two open access data sources 2017
    2017 Introduction to Special Section: Pediatric Psychology and Child Unintentional Injury Prevention: Current State and Future Directions for the Field 2017
    2017 Systematic Review: Interventions to Educate Children about Dog Safety and Prevent Pediatric Dog-Bite Injuries: A Meta-Analytic Review 2017
    2017 Evaluating Otto the Auto: Does engagement in an interactivewebsite improve young children’s transportation safety? 2017
    2017 Healthcare access and quality index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: A novel analysis from the global burden of disease study 2015 2017
    2017 Trends in traumatic brain injury mortality in China, 2006–2013: A population-based longitudinal study 2017
    2017 Using simulation to assess the ability of youth to safely operate tractors 2017
    2017 Child and adolescent health from 1990 to 2015: Findings from the global burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors 2015 study 2017
    2017 Experiential exposure to texting and walking in virtual reality: A randomized trial to reduce distracted pedestrian behavior 2017
    2017 Unintentional child poisoning risk: A review of causal factors and prevention studies 2017
    2017 Non-fatal injuries treated outside a hospital in Hunan, China: Results from a household interview survey 2017
    2017 Children Crossing Streets: The Cognitive Task of Pedestrians Across Nations 2017
    2017 Teaching infant car seat installation via interactive visual presence: An experimental trial 2017
    2017 Erratum: Global, regional, and national levels of maternal mortality, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (The Lancet (2016) 388(10053) (1775–1812)(S0140673616314702)(10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31470-2)) 2017
    2017 Erratum: Global, regional, national, and selected subnational levels of stillbirths, neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality, 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (The Lancet (2016) 388(10053) (1725–1774)(S0140673616315756)(10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31575-6)) 2017
    2017 Demographic, medical, and psychosocial predictors of benefit finding among caregivers of childhood cancer survivors 2017
    2017 Global, regional, and national levels of maternal mortality, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 2017
    2016 Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs: A randomized controlled trial 2016
    2016 Firearm Ownership and Acquisition Among Parents With Risk Factors for Self-Harm or Other Violence 2016
    2016 Relationship Between Adolescent Report of Patient-Centered Care and of Quality of Primary Care 2016
    2016 Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 2016
    2016 Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE), 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 2016
    2016 Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 2016
    2016 Global, regional, and national levels of maternal mortality, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 2016
    2016 Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 2016
    2016 Global, regional, national, and selected subnational levels of stillbirths, neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality, 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 2016
    2016 Measuring the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: a baseline analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 2016
    2016 Global progress in road injury mortality since 2010 2016
    2016 Video intervention changes parent perception of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety for children 2016
    2016 Erratum: Estimates of global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and mortality of HIV, 1980-2015: The Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (The Lancet HIV (2016) 3 (e361-e387) PII: S235230181630087X DOI: 10.1016/S2352-3018(16)30087-X) 2016
    2016 Musings on Developing Research Ideas. 2016
    2016 Racial and ethnic disparities in ADHD diagnosis and treatment 2016
    2016 How do children learn to cross the street? The process of pedestrian safety training 2016
    2016 Estimates of global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and mortality of HIV, 1980–2015: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 2016
    2016 Mortality from unspecified unintentional injury among individuals aged 65 years and older by U.S. state, 1999–2013 2016
    2016 Response to Letter to Editor “Some ethical challenges regarding self-immolation” 2016
    2016 Disparities in under-five child injury mortality between developing and developed countries: 1990–2013 2016
    2016 Elite US college admissions: could the quest for admission increase overuse injury risk? 2016
    2016 Evaluation of a drowning prevention program based on testimonial videos: A randomized controlled trial 2016
    2016 A randomized trial evaluating child dog-bite prevention in rural China through video-based testimonials 2016
    2016 The role of Body Mass Index in child pedestrian injury risk 2016
    2016 Transportation-related safety behaviors in top-grossing children's movies from 2008 to 2013 2016
    2016 Spiritual coping, psychosocial adjustment, and physical health in youth with chronic illness: a meta-analytic review 2016
    2016 Cognitive and Behavioral Risk Factors for Unintentional Drowning Among Rural Chinese Children 2016
    2016 Examining road traffic mortality status in China: A simulation study 2016
    2016 Global and national burden of diseases and injuries among children and adolescents between 1990 and 2013 findings from the global burden of disease 2013 study 2016
    2016 The global burden of injury: Incidence, mortality, disability-adjusted life years and time trends from the global burden of disease study 2013 2016
    2016 Community-based pedestrian safety training in virtual reality: A pragmatic trial 2016
    2016 Consumer perceptions of mobile and traditional Point-Of-Sale credit/debit card systems in the United States: A survey 2016
    2016 Impact of media use on adolescent sleep efficiency 2016
    2015 Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 2015
    2015 Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990-2013: Quantifying the epidemiological transition 2015
    2015 A model to explain suicide by self-immolation among Iranian women: A grounded theory study 2015
    2015 Common traffic violations of bus drivers in urban China: An observational study 2015
    2015 The association between youth violence Exposure and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in a sample of fifth-graders 2015
    2015 Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 2015
    2015 Relations between temperamental fear and risky pedestrian behavior 2015
    2015 The Global Burden of Cancer 2013 2015
    2015 What factors play a role in preventing self-immolation? Results from a case-control study in Iran 2015
    2015 Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs 2015
    2015 Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 2015
    2015 Children's recognition of dangerous household products: Child development and poisoning risk 2015
    2015 Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs 2015
    2015 Internet-based training to improve preschool playground safety: Evaluation of the Stamp-in-Safety Programme 2015
    2015 Media violence exposure and physical aggression in fifth-grade children 2015
    2015 Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome increases pedestrian injury risk in children 2015
    2015 Psychosocial characteristics of children with central disorders of hypersomnolence versus matched healthy children 2015
    2015 Self-immolation and its adverse life-events risk factors: results from an Iranian population 2015
    2014 Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality during 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 2014
    2014 Milton Schwebel (1914-2013) 2014
    2014 Usability and feasibility of an internet-based virtual pedestrian environment to teach children to cross streets safely 2014
    2014 Does excessive daytime sleepiness affect children's pedestrian safety? 2014
    2014 Adolescent tanning, disordered eating, and risk taking 2014
    2014 Antecedents and consequences of pediatric dog-bite injuries and their developmental trends: 101 cases in rural China 2014
    2014 Child development and pediatric sport and recreational injuries by age 2014
    2014 Children's pedestrian route selection: Efficacy of a video and internet training protocol 2014
    2014 Global, regional, and national incidence and mortality for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 2014
    2014 Global, regional, and national incidence and mortality for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 2014
    2014 Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 2014
    2014 Prevalence and Correlates of Firearm Ownership in the Homes of Fifth Graders: Birmingham, AL, Houston, TX, and Los Angeles, CA 2014
    2014 Quality of life among Asian American youth 2014
    2014 Systematic review and meta-analysis of behavioral interventions to improve child pedestrian safety 2014
    2014 Teaching children to cross streets safely: A randomized, controlled trial 2014
    2014 Training children in pedestrian safety: Distinguishing gains in knowledge from gains in safe behavior 2014
    2013 The effects of acute sleep restriction on adolescents' pedestrian safety in a virtual environment 2013
    2013 Keeping baby safe: A randomized trial of a parent training program for infant and toddler motor vehicle injury prevention 2013
    2013 Epidemiologic features of child unintentional injury in rural PuCheng, China 2013
    2013 Dog safety in rural China: Children's sources of safety information and effect on knowledge, attitudes, and practices 2013
    2013 Cognitive influences as mediators of family and peer support for pediatric cancer survivors' physical activity 2013
    2013 Research priorities for suicide by self-immolation: Beyond quantitative approaches 2013
    2013 A multi-site study on knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practice of child-dog interactions in rural China 2013
    2013 Physical activity in child and adolescent cancer survivors: A review 2013
    2013 Are parents just treading water? the impact of participation in swim lessons on parents' judgments of children's drowning risk, swimming ability, and supervision needs 2013
    2013 Effects of mobile Internet use on college student pedestrian injury risk 2013
    2013 Examining parents' behaviors and supervision of their children in the presence of an unfamiliar dog: Does the Blue Dog intervention improve parent practices? 2013
    2013 The State of US health, 1990-2010: Burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors 2013
    2012 Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990-2010: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 2012
    2012 Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 2012
    2012 Evaluation of dream content among patients with schizophrenia, their siblings, patients with psychiatric diagnoses other than schizophrenia, and healthy control 2012
    2012 An evaluation of The Great Escape: Can an interactive computer game improve young children's Fire safety knowledge and behaviors? 2012
    2012 Child Pedestrian Injury: A Review of Behavioral Risks and Preventive Strategies 2012
    2012 Marital conflict and fifth-graders' risk for injury 2012
    2012 Do our ears help us cross streets safely? 2012
    2012 The blue dog: Evaluation of an interactive software program to teach young children how to interact safely with dogs 2012
    2012 The role of child and adolescent development in the occurrence of agricultural injuries: An illustration using tractor-related injuries 2012
    2012 Applying the cube model to pediatric psychology: Development of research competency skills at the doctoral level 2012
    2012 Distraction and pedestrian safety: How talking on the phone, texting, and listening to music impact crossing the street 2012
    2012 Social, demographic, and medical influences on physical activity in child and adolescent cancer survivors 2012
    2012 An ecological approach to explain suicide by selfimmolation among women in rural Iran 2012
    2012 Dog bite risk: an assessment of child temperament and child-dog interactions. 2012
    2012 Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990-2010: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 2012
    2011 Gene and environment interaction in familial suicidal behavior: A single family with 4 committed suicides 2011
    2011 Self-immolation a predictable method of suicide: A comparison study of warning signs for suicide by self-immolation and by self-poisoning 2011
    2011 Association of externalizing behavior disorder symptoms and injury among fifth graders 2011
    2011 Unintentional injury among low-income 5-year-olds with chronic health conditions 2011
    2011 Mediating factors associated with pedestrian injury in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder 2011
    2011 An innovative new method to diagnose enuresis objectively 2011
    2011 The association of activity level, parent mental distress, and parental involvement and monitoring with unintentional injury risk in fifth graders 2011
    2011 Distracted walking: Cell phones increase injury risk for college pedestrians 2011
    2011 Is self-immolation a distinct method for suicide? A comparison of Iranian patients attempting suicide by self-immolation and by poisoning 2011
    2010 Neurocognitive sequelae in African American and Caucasian children with multiple sclerosis 2010
    2010 Intelligence, academic achievement, and pediatric injury among a large sample of kindergartners 2010
    2010 Why more psychology majors should study abroad 2010
    2010 The Stamp-in-Safety programme, an intervention to promote better supervision of children on childcare centre playgrounds: An evaluation in an urban setting 2010
    2010 The efficacy of wet-cupping in the treatment of tension and migraine headache 2010
    2010 DEMOGRAPHIC RISK FACTORS OF SELF-IMMOLATION 2010
    2010 How do mothers and fathers influence pediatric injury risk in middle childhood? 2010
    2010 Inhibitory control and children's risk for dog bites 2010
    2010 PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS (AXIS I & II) AND SELF-IMMOLATION: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY FROM IRAN 2010
    2010 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BEHAVIOURAL RESEARCH AND PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD INJURIES 2010
    2010 Insomnia treatment by Olanzapine: Is sleep state misperception a psychotic disorder? 2010
    2010 Psychiatric disorders (Axis i and Axis II) and self-immolation: A case-control study from Iran 2010
    2010 Brief report: Unintentional injury risk among children with sensory impairments 2010
    2010 Using virtual reality to train children in safe street-crossing skills 2010
    2010 Lifeguards: a forgotten aspect of drowning prevention. 2010
    2010 The effects of chronic partial sleep deprivation on cognitive functions of medical residents. 2010
    2009 Paraffin-related injury in low-income South African communities: Knowledge, practice and perceived risk 2009
    2009 Recognition of home injury risks by novice parents of toddlers 2009
    2009 Caregiver supervision and injury risk for young children: time to re-examine the issue. 2009
    2009 Injury risk in children with asthma 2009
    2009 An Intervention to Reduce Kerosene-Related Burns and Poisonings in Low-Income South African Communities 2009
    2009 Familial risk factors for self-immolation: A case-control study 2009
    2009 Personality and injury risk among professional hockey players. 2009
    2009 Preventing paraffin-related injury. 2009
    2009 Self-immolation: What are the research priorities? 2009
    2009 Demographic risk factors of self-immolation: A case-control study 2009
    2009 Language acculturation and pediatric injury risk 2009
    2009 Attentional control, high intensity pleasure, and risky pedestrian behavior in college students 2009
    2009 Perceived racial/ethnic discrimination among fifth-grade students and its association with mental health 2009
    2009 Do visually salient stimuli reduce children's risky decisions? 2009
    2009 Unintentional Injury Risk Among Preschoolers With Behavior Disorders: Response to Garzon et al. 2009
    2009 Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Mental Health Care Utilization of Fifth Grade Children 2009
    2009 The influence of carrying a backpack on college student pedestrian safety 2009
    2009 Classic philosophy lessons and preventing self-inflicted burns: A call for action 2009
    2009 Effect of cell phone distraction on pediatric pedestrian injury risk 2009
    2009 The role of psychology in injury prevention efforts 2009
    2009 Configural approaches to temperament assessment: Implications for predicting risk of unintentional injury in children 2009
    2009 Physical environment of the home and adolescent injury risk 2009
    2009 The effectiveness of wet-cupping for nonspecific low back pain in Iran: A randomized controlled trial 2009
    2008 Gaps in childhood injury research and prevention: What can developmental scientists contribute? 2008
    2008 Impaired faculty: Helping academics who are suffering from serious mental illness 2008
    2008 Chronic maternal depression and children's injury risk 2008
    2008 Treating hot flashes 2008
    2008 Validation of virtual reality as a tool to understand and prevent child pedestrian injury 2008
    2008 The efficacy of wet-cupping in the treatment of tension and migraine headache 2008
    2008 Self-immolation in Iran 2008
    2008 Nocturnal awakenings and pediatric injury risk 2008
    2008 Remembering the victims. 2008
    2007 Individual difference factors in risky driving among older adults 2007
    2007 Ecology of drowning risk at a public swimming pool 2007
    2007 Father Transitions in the Household and Young Children's Injury Risk 2007
    2007 Pediatric unintentional injury: Behavioral risk factors and implications for prevention 2007
    2007 The roles of age, gender, inhibitory control, and parental supervision in children's pedestrian safety 2007
    2007 Unintentional injury risk in children with externalizing behavior disorders at summer camp 2007
    2007 Brief report: A brief intervention to improve lifeguard surveillance at a public swimming pool 2007
    2007 Brief report: Behavioral risk factors for youth soccer (football) injury 2007
    2007 Brief report: Increasing children's safe pedestrian behaviors through simple skills training 2007
    2007 The influences of demographics and individual differences on children's selection of risky pedestrian routes 2007
    2007 A contextual perspective on the etiology of children’s unintentional injuries 2007
    2007 Correspondence letter in response to Kincl et al manuscript 2007
    2007 How personality and reward relate to automobile drivers' judgments of affordances using their own vehicles 2007
    2007 The role of context in risk for pediatric injury: Influences from the home and child care environments 2007
    2006 Ecology of player-to-player contact in boys' youth soccer play 2006
    2006 How mothers parent their children with behavior disorders: Implications for unintentional injury risk 2006
    2006 Individual difference factors in risky driving: The roles of anger/hostility, conscientiousness, and sensation-seeking 2006
    2006 Safety on the playground: Mechanisms through which adult supervision might prevent child playground injury 2006
    2006 Does time spent in child care influence risk for unintentional injury? 2006
    2006 The stamp-in-safety program: A behavioral intervention to reduce behaviors that can lead to unintentional playground injury in a preschool setting 2006
    2006 Individual difference factors in risky driving : The roles of anger/hostility, conscientiousness, and sensation-seeking 2006
    2005 Ethical principles and acculturation: Two case studies 2005
    2005 Contributions of multiple risk factors to child injury 2005
    2005 Injury risk among children of low-income U.S.-born and immigrant mothers 2005
    2005 Premedical psychology majors in the laboratory 2005
    2004 The role of impulsivity in children's estimation of physical ability: Implications for children's unintentional injury risk 2004
    2004 Temperamental risk factors for children's unintentional injury: The role of impulsivity and inhibitory control 2004
    2004 Interactions between Child Behavior Patterns and Parenting: Implications for Children's Unintentional Injury Risk 2004
    2004 The Role of Fathers in Toddlers' Unintentional Injury Risk 2004
    2003 The role of parents and temperament on children's estimation of physical ability: Links to unintentional injury prevention 2003
    2003 Is there a link between children's motor abilities and unintentional injuries? 2003
    2002 Unintentional injury in preschool boys with and without early onset of disruptive behavior 2002
    2002 Teaching Nonverbal Communication 2002
    2002 Using an injury diary to describe the ecology of children's daily injuries. 2002
    2000 Integrating basic and applied developmental research: A new model for the twenty-first century 2000
    1999 Preschoolers' pretend play and theory of mind: The role of jointly constructed pretence 1999
    1999 Cardiovascular Reactivity and Neuroticism: Results from a Laboratory and Controlled Ambulatory Stress Protocol 1999
    1999 Cardiovascular reactivity and neuroticism: results from a laboratory and controlled ambulatory stress protocol. 1999
    1999 Longitudinal and concurrent relations among temperament, ability estimation, and injury proneness 1999
    1998 Children in a violent society 1998
    1997 Preschoolers' Attributions of Mental States in Pretense 1997
    1997 Social and Temperamental Influences on Children's Overestimation of Their Physical Abilities: Links to Accidental Injuries 1997
    1997 Strategies of verbal dueling: How college students win a verbal battle 1997

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2008 Temperament and Children's Unintentional Injuries.  51-71. 2008
    2008 Safety and Childproofing.  43-54. 2008

    Research Overview

  • What many people call an accident is usually not accidental. If people had behaved differently, that accident may have been averted. Early research in the UAB Youth Safety Lab, which I direct, focused on understanding psychological and behavioral factors that place children, adolescents and young adults at increased risk for unintentional injuries. We considered cognitive development, temperament, adult supervision, and many other factors.

    Over time, my desire to apply our research findings to help children and families led me to translate our findings about risk for child injury into intervention and prevention programs. Currently, much of my research is focused on development, evaluation, and implementation of programs to reduce youth injury risk. Many of these prevention programs are based in technology — examples include using virtual reality to teach children to cross streets, multi-media internet training to improve teacher supervision at preschool playgrounds, and use of interactive augmented reality to help parents install car seats correctly. Other work is global — identifying ways to reduce kerosene poisoning in low-income South African communities, reducing risk of dog bites in rural China and pedestrian injury in urban China, and reducing suicide risk among young women in rural Iran. All of our research is closely grounded in psychological theory of child development, health-related behavior change, and ecological context. Our work is also applied, designed to improve public health through changes in how children and the adults who supervise them behave and think, or changes to the environment children and their supervisors engage within.

    Our laboratory’s ultimate goal is to use psychological science to understand risk for injury and then develop, evaluate, and disseminate effective programs to reduce injuries to children, adolescents, and young adults.
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Using Interactive Virtual Presence to Remotely Assist Parents with Child Restraint Installations  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2024
  • Virtual Reality by Mobile Phone: Improving Child Pedestrian Safety  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2022
  • Using Bluetooth Beacon Technology to Reduce Distracted Pedestrian Behavior  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2020
  • Preventing Youth Soccer Injury: A Randomized Cross-Over Trial  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2019
  • Scholarship in Child and Adolescent Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP)-2018  awarded by American Psychological Association 2018
  • Delivering Virtual Reality Through Mobile Platforms: Child Pedestrian Safety Training in China  awarded by Fogarty International Center/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2018
  • Improving Child Restraint Installation in Rural America through Interactive Virtual Presence  awarded by NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL 2018
  • Distracted Pedestrian Behavior: Intervention to Increase Safety  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2018
  • Scholarship in Child and Adolescent Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP)  awarded by American Psychiatric Association 2017
  • Evaluating Child Restraint System (CRS) Installation using Interactive Visual Presence  awarded by University of Florida 2016 - 2017
  • A Website to Teach Children Safety with Dogs: Development and Evaluation  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2016
  • Unintentional Childhood Injury Risk in Rural Uganda: The Role of Sibling Supervision and the Potential for Behavior Change Through Classroom-Based Instruction  awarded by American Psychological Foundation 2015 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by VIPAAR, LLC. 2015 - 2016
  • Teaching Schoolchildren Pedestrian Safety: A Pragmatic Trial Using Virtual Reality  awarded by University of Florida 2013 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by CARR & CARR ATTORNEYS AT LAW 2012 - 2014
  • Using Virtual Reality to Train Children in Pedestrian Safety  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2014
  • Evaluation of Cognitive Readiness for Tractor Operation Using Advanced Simulation  awarded by MARSHFIELD CLINIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2011 - 2013
  • Understanding Pediatric Dog-Bite Injuries in Rural China  awarded by American Psychological Foundation 2012 - 2013
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research in DRMS: The Effects of Sleep Restriction on Adolescents' Pedestrian Safety  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2011 - 2013
  • Predictors of Physical Activity in Child and Adolescent Survivors of Cancer  awarded by American Psychological Association 2011 - 2012
  • Learning to Love Dogs Safely. Phase Three  awarded by Morris Animal Foundation 2011 - 2012
  • The Effects of Sleep Restriction on Adolescent's Pedestrian Safety  awarded by CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (PHILADELPHIA) 2010 - 2011
  • Blue Dog Study on Supervision and Learning  awarded by THE BLUE DOG TRUST 2009 - 2011
  • Teaching Activities

  • PY396 - Teaching Pract in Psych (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PY397 - Community-Based Prac in PY/SL (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PY398 - Resch Prac in Psychology - RES (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PY398 - Resch Prac in Psychology - RES (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PY397 - Community-Based Prac in PY/SL (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PY398 - Resch Prac in Psychology - RES (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PY396 - Teaching Pract in Psych (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PY397 - Community-Based Prac in PY/SL (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PY398 - Resch Prac in Psychology - RES (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PY396 - Teaching Pract in Psych (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PY397 - Community-Based Prac in PY/SL (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PY398 - Resch Prac in Psychology - RES (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PY396 - Teaching Pract in Psych (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PY397 - Community-Based Prac in PY/SL (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PY398 - Resch Prac in Psychology - RES (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PY398 - Resch Prac in Psychology - RES (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PY396 - Teaching Pract in Psych (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PY397 - Community-Based Prac in PY/SL (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PY398 - Resch Prac in Psychology - RES (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PY214 - Elem Stats Methods and Design (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PY396 - Teaching Pract in Psych (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PY397 - Community-Based Prac in PY/SL (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PY398 - Resch Prac in Psychology - RES (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PY397 - Community-Based Prac in PY/SL (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PY398 - Resch Prac in Psychology - RES (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PY325 - Clinical Child Psychology (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PY397 - Community-Based Prac in PY/SL (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PY723 - Sem Abnormal Child Development (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PY396 - Teaching Pract in Psych (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PY397 - Cmty-Based Prac in Psych - SL (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PY398 - Resch Prac in Psychology - RES (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PY214 - Elem Stats Methods and Design (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PY325 - Clinical Child Psychology (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PY396 - Teaching Pract in Psych (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PY397 - Community-Based Prac in Psych (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PY398 - Research Prac in Psychology (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PY396 - Teaching Pract in Psych (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • PY397 - Community-Based Prac in Psych (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • PY398 - Research Prac in Psychology (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • PY214 - Elem Stats Methods and Design (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PY396 - Teaching Pract in Psych (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PY397 - Community-Based Prac in Psych (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PY398 - Research Prac in Psychology (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PY398 - Research Prac in Psychology (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PY325 - Clinical Child Psychology (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PY396 - Teaching Pract in Psych (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PY397 - Community-Based Prac in Psych (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PY398 - Research Prac in Psychology (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PY723 - Sem Abnormal Child Development (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

  • David Schwebel