Positions

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 Under-five mortality from unintentional suffocation in China, 2006-2016Journal of Global Health.  9:010602. 2019
    2019 Effect of positive airway pressure therapy in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: does positive airway pressure use reduce pedestrian injury risk?Sleep Health.  5:161-165. 2019
    2019 Changes in reporting of unintentional injury deaths, United States of AmericaBulletin of the World Health Organization.  97:190-199. 2019
    2019 Unintentional drowning mortality in China, 2006-2013Injury Prevention.  25:47-51. 2019
    2019 Coping, Attributions, and Health Functioning Among Adolescents with Chronic Illness and Their Parents: Reciprocal Relations Over TimeJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings2019
    2019 Global, regional, and national burden of suicide mortality 1990 to 2016: Systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016BMJ.  364. 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 2016Lancet Neurology.  18:56-87. 2019
    2019 Road traffic injuries in Poland: magnitude and risk factorsEuropean Journal of Trauma2019
    2018 Comparing road safety performance across countries: Do data source and type of mortality indicator matter?Accident Analysis and Prevention.  121:129-133. 2018
    2018 Gender differences in children's pedestrian behaviors: Developmental effectsJournal of Safety Research.  67:127-133. 2018
    2018 Incidence of Interpersonal Violence among Individuals with Drug Addiction Receiving Compulsory Treatment: A Survey at Two Drug Detention Centers in Hunan, ChinaBiomedical and Environmental Sciences.  31:883-887. 2018
    2018 Sibling supervision: A risk factor for unintentional childhood injury in rural Uganda?Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.  6:364-374. 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 2017Lancet.  1684-1735. 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 2017Lancet.  392:1736-1788. 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 2017Lancet.  1923-1994. 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 2017Lancet.  392:1859-1922. 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 2017Lancet.  392:1789-1858. 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 2017Lancet.  2091-2138. 2018
    2018 Improve traffic death statistics in ChinaScience.  362:650. 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 2017Lancet.  1995-2051. 2018
    2018 A New Method to Prevent Unintentional Child PoisoningConference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference.  2018-July:5142-5145. 2018
    2018 Disparities in unintentional occupational injury mortality between high-income countries and low-and middle-income countries: 1990–2016International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  15. 2018
    2018 Effect of age on children's pedestrian behaviour: Results from an observational studyTransportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour.  58:556-565. 2018
    2018 In ReplyJAMA Pediatrics.  172:887-888. 2018
    2018 Racial disparities in fifth-grade sun protection: Evidence from the Healthy Passages studyPediatric Dermatology.  35:588-596. 2018
    2018 Global mortality from firearms, 1990-2016Journal of the American Medical Association.  320:792-814. 2018
    2018 Physicians’ workloads in China: 1998–2016International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  15. 2018
    2018 Effectiveness of an app-based intervention for unintentional injury among caregivers of preschoolers: Protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trialBMC Public Health.  18. 2018
    2018 Child/Adolescent development and autonomous vehicle operation: "operator's licenses" instead of driver's licensesJournal of Injury and Violence Research.  10:61. 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 2016Lancet.  391:2236-2271. 2018
    2018 Featured article: Evaluating smartphone-based virtual reality to improve Chinese schoolchildren's pedestrian safety: A nonrandomized trialJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  43:573-584. 2018
    2018 Adolescent health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the global burden of disease 2015 studySozial- und Präventivmedizin/Social and Preventive Medicine.  63:79-96. 2018
    2018 Neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality and morbidity burden in the Eastern Mediterranean region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 studySozial- und Präventivmedizin/Social and Preventive Medicine.  63:63-77. 2018
    2018 Poisoning deaths in China, 2006–2016Bulletin of the World Health Organization.  96. 2018
    2018 Transport injuries and deaths in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 StudySozial- und Präventivmedizin/Social and Preventive Medicine.  63:187-198. 2018
    2018 The state of US health, 1990-2016: Burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors among US statesJournal of the American Medical Association.  319:1444-1472. 2018
    2018 Infant mortality due to unintentional suffocation among infants younger than 1 year in the United States, 1999-2015JAMA Pediatrics.  172:388-390. 2018
    2018 Trends in injury morbidity in China, 1993–2013: A longitudinal analysis of population-based survey dataAccident Analysis and Prevention.  113:179-186. 2018
    2018 The public health challenge of consumer non-compliance to toy product recalls and proposed solutionsInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  15. 2018
    2018 Comparative effectiveness of published interventions for elderly fall prevention: A systematic review and network meta-analysisInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  15. 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, 2003–2015International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  15. 2018
    2018 Child pedestrian street-crossing behaviors outside a primary school: Developing observational methodologies and data from a case study in Changsha, ChinaJournal of Transport and Health.  8:283-288. 2018
    2018 Reimbursement for injury-induced medical expenses in Chinese social medical insurance schemes: A systematic analysis of legislative documentsPLoS ONE.  13. 2018
    2018 Unequal interactions: Examining the role of patient-centered care in reducing inequitable diffusion of a medical innovation, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccineSocial Science and Medicine.  200:238-248. 2018
    2018 Distracted Pedestrian Behavior on two Urban College CampusesJournal of Community Health.  43:96-102. 2018
    2018 Comparing U.S. injury death estimates from GBD 2015 and CDC WONDERInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  15. 2018
    2018 Distracted Walking, Bicycling, and Driving: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Mobile Technology and Youth Crash RiskChild Development.  89:118-128. 2018
    2017 Healthy China 2030: A missed opportunity for injury controlInjury Prevention.  23:363. 2017
    2017 Pedestrian safety in patients with Parkinson's disease: A case-control studyMovement Disorders.  32:1748-1755. 2017
    2017 Availability and consistency of health and non-health data for road traffic fatality: Analysis of data from 195 countries, 1985–2013Accident Analysis and Prevention.  108:220-226. 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))Lancet.  390:e38. 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))Lancet.  390:e23. 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 2016Lancet.  390:1151-1210. 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 2016Lancet.  390:1345-1422. 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 2016Lancet.  390:1260-1344. 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 2016Lancet.  390:1211-1259. 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 2016Lancet.  390:1084-1150. 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 2016Lancet.  390:1423-1459. 2017
    2017 Benefit Finding and Quality of Life in Caregivers of Childhood Cancer SurvivorsCancer Nursing.  40:E28-E37. 2017
    2017 Using interactive virtual presence to support accurate installation of child restraints: Efficacy and parental perceptionsJournal of Safety Research.  62:235-243. 2017
    2017 Using smartphone technology to deliver a virtual pedestrian environment: usability and validationVirtual Reality.  21:145-152. 2017
    2017 Virtual reality by mobile smartphone: Improving child pedestrian safetyInjury Prevention.  23:1-5. 2017
    2017 Unintentional child and adolescent drowning mortality from 2000 to 2013 in 21 countries: Analysis of the WHO mortality databaseInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  14. 2017
    2017 A review of the literature on pediatric concussions and Return-to-Learn (RTL): Implications for RTL policy, research, and practiceRehabilitation Psychology.  62:300-323. 2017
    2017 Evaluating the effectiveness of implementing a more severe drunk-driving law in China: Findings from two open access data sourcesInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  14. 2017
    2017 Introduction to Special Section: Pediatric Psychology and Child Unintentional Injury Prevention: Current State and Future Directions for the FieldJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  42:721-726. 2017
    2017 Systematic Review: Interventions to Educate Children about Dog Safety and Prevent Pediatric Dog-Bite Injuries: A Meta-Analytic ReviewJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  42:779-791. 2017
    2017 Evaluating Otto the Auto: Does engagement in an interactivewebsite improve young children’s transportation safety?International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  14. 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 2015Lancet.  390:231-266. 2017
    2017 Trends in traumatic brain injury mortality in China, 2006–2013: A population-based longitudinal studyPLoS Medicine.  14. 2017
    2017 Using simulation to assess the ability of youth to safely operate tractorsTransportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour.  48:28-37. 2017
    2017 Child and adolescent health from 1990 to 2015: Findings from the global burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors 2015 studyJAMA Pediatrics.  171:573-592. 2017
    2017 Quality of Life in Youth With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) Treated With Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) TherapyBehavioral Sleep Medicine.  1-8. 2017
    2017 Experiential exposure to texting and walking in virtual reality: A randomized trial to reduce distracted pedestrian behaviorAccident Analysis and Prevention.  102:116-122. 2017
    2017 Unintentional child poisoning risk: A review of causal factors and prevention studiesJournal of the Association for the Care of Children in Hospitals.  46:109-130. 2017
    2017 Non-fatal injuries treated outside a hospital in Hunan, China: Results from a household interview surveyEuropean Journal of Public Health.  27:331-334. 2017
    2017 Children Crossing Streets: The Cognitive Task of Pedestrians Across NationsAnnals of Global Health.  83:328-332. 2017
    2017 Teaching infant car seat installation via interactive visual presence: An experimental trialTraffic Injury Prevention.  18:188-192. 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))Lancet.  389:e1. 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))Lancet.  389:e1. 2017
    2017 Demographic, medical, and psychosocial predictors of benefit finding among caregivers of childhood cancer survivorsPSYCHO-ONCOLOGY.  26:125-132. 2017
    2017 Global, regional, and national levels of maternal mortality, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey.  72:11-13. 2017
    2016 Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs: A randomized controlled trialInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  13. 2016
    2016 Firearm Ownership and Acquisition Among Parents With Risk Factors for Self-Harm or Other ViolenceAmbulatory Pediatrics.  16:742-749. 2016
    2016 Relationship Between Adolescent Report of Patient-Centered Care and of Quality of Primary CareAmbulatory Pediatrics.  16:770-776. 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 2015Lancet.  388:1659-1724. 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 2015Lancet.  388:1603-1658. 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 2015Lancet.  388:1545-1602. 2016
    2016 Global, regional, and national levels of maternal mortality, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015Lancet.  388:1775-1812. 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 2015Lancet.  388:1459-1544. 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 2015Lancet.  388:1725-1774. 2016
    2016 Measuring the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: a baseline analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015Lancet.  388:1813-1850. 2016
    2016 Global progress in road injury mortality since 2010PLoS ONE.  11. 2016
    2016 Video intervention changes parent perception of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety for childrenInjury Prevention.  22:328-333. 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)Lancet HIV.  3:e408. 2016
    2016 Musings on Developing Research Ideas.Behavior Therapist.  39:211-212. 2016
    2016 Racial and ethnic disparities in ADHD diagnosis and treatmentPediatrics.  138. 2016
    2016 How do children learn to cross the street? The process of pedestrian safety trainingTraffic Injury Prevention.  17:573-579. 2016
    2016 Estimates of global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and mortality of HIV, 1980–2015: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015Lancet HIV.  3:e361-e387. 2016
    2016 Mortality from unspecified unintentional injury among individuals aged 65 years and older by U.S. state, 1999–2013International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  13. 2016
    2016 Response to Letter to Editor “Some ethical challenges regarding self-immolation”Burns.  42:1153-1154. 2016
    2016 Disparities in under-five child injury mortality between developing and developed countries: 1990–2013International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  13. 2016
    2016 Elite US college admissions: could the quest for admission increase overuse injury risk?Journal of Injury and Violence Research.  8:109-110. 2016
    2016 Evaluation of a drowning prevention program based on testimonial videos: A randomized controlled trialJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  41:555-565. 2016
    2016 A randomized trial evaluating child dog-bite prevention in rural China through video-based testimonialsHealth Psychology.  35:454-464. 2016
    2016 The role of Body Mass Index in child pedestrian injury riskAccident Analysis and Prevention.  90:29-35. 2016
    2016 Transportation-related safety behaviors in top-grossing children's movies from 2008 to 2013Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  37:306-313. 2016
    2016 Spiritual coping, psychosocial adjustment, and physical health in youth with chronic illness: a meta-analytic reviewHealth Psychology Review.  10:226-243. 2016
    2016 Cognitive and Behavioral Risk Factors for Unintentional Drowning Among Rural Chinese ChildrenInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine.  23:243-250. 2016
    2016 Examining road traffic mortality status in China: A simulation studyPLoS ONE.  11. 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 studyJAMA Pediatrics.  170:267-287. 2016
    2016 The global burden of injury: Incidence, mortality, disability-adjusted life years and time trends from the global burden of disease study 2013Injury Prevention.  22:3-18. 2016
    2016 Community-based pedestrian safety training in virtual reality: A pragmatic trialAccident Analysis and Prevention.  86:9-15. 2016
    2016 Consumer perceptions of mobile and traditional Point-Of-Sale credit/debit card systems in the United States: A surveyInternational Journal of Cyber Criminology.  9:162-172. 2016
    2016 Impact of media use on adolescent sleep efficiencyJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  37:9-14. 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 2013Lancet.  386:2287-2323. 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 transitionLancet.  386:2145-2191. 2015
    2015 A model to explain suicide by self-immolation among Iranian women: A grounded theory studyBurns.  41:1562-1571. 2015
    2015 Common traffic violations of bus drivers in urban China: An observational studyPLoS ONE.  10. 2015
    2015 The association between youth violence Exposure and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in a sample of fifth-gradersAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry.  85:504-513. 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 2013Lancet.  386:743-800. 2015
    2015 Relations between temperamental fear and risky pedestrian behaviorAccident Analysis and Prevention.  80:178-184. 2015
    2015 The Global Burden of Cancer 2013JAMA Oncology.  1:505-527. 2015
    2015 What factors play a role in preventing self-immolation? Results from a case-control study in IranJournal of Injury and Violence Research.  7:59-63. 2015
    2015 Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogsInjury Prevention.  21:e2. 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 2013Lancet.  385:117-171. 2015
    2015 Children's recognition of dangerous household products: Child development and poisoning riskJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  40:238-250. 2015
    2015 Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogsInjury Prevention.  21:1-6. 2015
    2015 Internet-based training to improve preschool playground safety: Evaluation of the Stamp-in-Safety ProgrammeHealth Education Journal.  74:37-45. 2015
    2015 Media violence exposure and physical aggression in fifth-grade childrenAmbulatory Pediatrics.  15:82-88. 2015
    2015 Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome increases pedestrian injury risk in childrenJournal of Pediatrics.  166:109-114. 2015
    2015 Psychosocial characteristics of children with central disorders of hypersomnolence versus matched healthy childrenJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.  11:1281-1288. 2015
    2015 Self-immolation and its adverse life-events risk factors: results from an Iranian populationJournal of Injury and Violence Research.  7:13-18. 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 2013Lancet.  384:980-1004. 2014
    2014 Milton Schwebel (1914-2013)American Psychologist.  69:547. 2014
    2014 Usability and feasibility of an internet-based virtual pedestrian environment to teach children to cross streets safelyVirtual Reality.  18:5-11. 2014
    2014 Does excessive daytime sleepiness affect children's pedestrian safety?SLEEP.  37:283-287. 2014
    2014 Adolescent tanning, disordered eating, and risk takingJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  35:225-227. 2014
    2014 Antecedents and consequences of pediatric dog-bite injuries and their developmental trends: 101 cases in rural ChinaAccident Analysis and Prevention.  63:22-29. 2014
    2014 Child development and pediatric sport and recreational injuries by ageJournal of Athletic Training.  49:780-785. 2014
    2014 Children's pedestrian route selection: Efficacy of a video and internet training protocolTransportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour.  26:171-179. 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 2013Lancet.  384:1005-1070. 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 2013Lancet2014
    2014 Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013Lancet2014
    2014 Prevalence and Correlates of Firearm Ownership in the Homes of Fifth Graders: Birmingham, AL, Houston, TX, and Los Angeles, CAHealth Education and Behavior.  41:299-306. 2014
    2014 Quality of life among Asian American youthAsian American Journal of Psychology.  5:13-21. 2014
    2014 Systematic review and meta-analysis of behavioral interventions to improve child pedestrian safetyJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  39:826-845. 2014
    2014 Teaching children to cross streets safely: A randomized, controlled trialHealth Psychology.  33:628-638. 2014
    2014 Training children in pedestrian safety: Distinguishing gains in knowledge from gains in safe behaviorJournal of Primary Prevention.  35:151-162. 2014
    2013 The effects of acute sleep restriction on adolescents' pedestrian safety in a virtual environmentJournal of Adolescent Health.  53:785-790. 2013
    2013 Keeping baby safe: A randomized trial of a parent training program for infant and toddler motor vehicle injury preventionAccident Analysis and Prevention.  60:35-41. 2013
    2013 Dog safety in rural China: Children's sources of safety information and effect on knowledge, attitudes, and practicesAccident Analysis and Prevention.  59:164-169. 2013
    2013 Cognitive influences as mediators of family and peer support for pediatric cancer survivors' physical activityPSYCHO-ONCOLOGY.  22:1361-1368. 2013
    2013 Research priorities for suicide by self-immolation: Beyond quantitative approachesBurns.  39:536. 2013
    2013 A multi-site study on knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practice of child-dog interactions in rural ChinaInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  10:950-962. 2013
    2013 Physical activity in child and adolescent cancer survivors: A reviewHealth Psychology Review.  7:92-110. 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 needsAccident Analysis and Prevention.  50:1169-1175. 2013
    2013 Effects of mobile Internet use on college student pedestrian injury riskAccident Analysis and Prevention.  51:78-83. 2013
    2013 Epidemiologic features of child unintentional injury in rural PuCheng, China.Journal of Injury and Violence Research.  5:89-94. 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?Accident Analysis and Prevention.  54:108-113. 2013
    2013 The State of US health, 1990-2010: Burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factorsJournal of the American Medical Association.  310:591-608. 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 2010Lancet.  380:2197-2223. 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 2010Lancet.  380:2095-2128. 2012
    2012 Evaluation of dream content among patients with schizophrenia, their siblings, patients with psychiatric diagnoses other than schizophrenia, and healthy controlIranian Journal of Psychiatry.  7:26-30. 2012
    2012 An evaluation of The Great Escape: Can an interactive computer game improve young children's Fire safety knowledge and behaviors?Health Psychology.  31:496-502. 2012
    2012 Child Pedestrian Injury: A Review of Behavioral Risks and Preventive StrategiesAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  6:292-302. 2012
    2012 Marital conflict and fifth-graders' risk for injuryAccident Analysis and Prevention.  47:30-35. 2012
    2012 Do our ears help us cross streets safely?Injury Prevention.  19:75-76. 2012
    2012 The blue dog: Evaluation of an interactive software program to teach young children how to interact safely with dogsJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  37:272-281. 2012
    2012 The role of child and adolescent development in the occurrence of agricultural injuries: An illustration using tractor-related injuriesJournal of Agromedicine.  17:214-224. 2012
    2012 Applying the cube model to pediatric psychology: Development of research competency skills at the doctoral levelJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  37:136-148. 2012
    2012 Distraction and pedestrian safety: How talking on the phone, texting, and listening to music impact crossing the streetAccident Analysis and Prevention.  45:266-271. 2012
    2012 Social, demographic, and medical influences on physical activity in child and adolescent cancer survivorsJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  37:198-208. 2012
    2012 An ecological approach to explain suicide by selfimmolation among women in rural IranNeurosciences -Riyadh-.  17:309-313. 2012
    2012 Dog bite risk: an assessment of child temperament and child-dog interactions.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  9:3002-3013. 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 2010Lancet.  380:2163-2196. 2012
    2011 Gene and environment interaction in familial suicidal behavior: A single family with 4 committed suicidesSaudi Medical Journal.  32:1073-1077. 2011
    2011 Self-immolation a predictable method of suicide: A comparison study of warning signs for suicide by self-immolation and by self-poisoningBurns.  37:1419-1426. 2011
    2011 Association of externalizing behavior disorder symptoms and injury among fifth gradersAmbulatory Pediatrics.  11:427-431. 2011
    2011 Unintentional injury among low-income 5-year-olds with chronic health conditionsChronic Illness.  7:201-208. 2011
    2011 Mediating factors associated with pedestrian injury in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorderPediatrics.  128:296-302. 2011
    2011 An innovative new method to diagnose enuresis objectivelyNeurosciences -Riyadh-.  16:287-289. 2011
    2011 The association of activity level, parent mental distress, and parental involvement and monitoring with unintentional injury risk in fifth gradersAccident Analysis and Prevention.  43:848-852. 2011
    2011 Distracted walking: Cell phones increase injury risk for college pedestriansJournal of Safety Research.  42:101-107. 2011
    2011 Is self-immolation a distinct method for suicide? A comparison of Iranian patients attempting suicide by self-immolation and by poisoningBurns.  37:159-163. 2011
    2010 Neurocognitive sequelae in African American and Caucasian children with multiple sclerosisNeurology.  75:2097-2102. 2010
    2010 Intelligence, academic achievement, and pediatric injury among a large sample of kindergartnersItalian Journal of Public Health.  7:12-16. 2010
    2010 Why more psychology majors should study abroadPsychology -Savannah-.  47:17-21. 2010
    2010 The Stamp-in-Safety programme, an intervention to promote better supervision of children on childcare centre playgrounds: An evaluation in an urban settingInjury Prevention.  16:352-354. 2010
    2010 The efficacy of wet-cupping in the treatment of tension and migraine headacheJournal of Headache and Pain.  11:S19-S19. 2010
    2010 DEMOGRAPHIC RISK FACTORS OF SELF-IMMOLATIONInjury Prevention.  16:A1-A1. 2010
    2010 How do mothers and fathers influence pediatric injury risk in middle childhood?Journal of Pediatric Psychology.  35:806-813. 2010
    2010 Inhibitory control and children's risk for dog bitesInjury Prevention.  16:A167-A168. 2010
    2010 PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS (AXIS I & II) AND SELF-IMMOLATION: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY FROM IRANInjury Prevention.  16:A7-A7. 2010
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    2008 Temperament and Children's Unintentional Injuries.  51-71. 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.
  • Full Name

  • David Schwebel