Kieran J. Phelan, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-3231

Fax: 513-636-0171


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General pediatrics; community-based preventative medicine; public health trials


Kieran Phelan, MD, MSc, is a board certified general pediatrician, an experienced injury epidemiologist and residential injury control researcher. He has been active in the fields of injury epidemiology and residential injury control for over 8 years.

His experience and success in this field includes multiple grants and publications, as well as the New Investigator Award from the National Center for Injury Prevention, control at the CDC, and an RO1-funded project. He has also has experience with the Cincinnati Home Injury Prevention (CHIP) and literacy promotion program and the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), which focuses on preventing injury and promoting literacy in a population of low-income mothers and their infants who were enrolled in a regional home visitation program. Lastly, he has experience with Every Child Succeeds (ECS), which tries to reduce residential injury and promote literacy in children from birth through 36 months of age.

Education and Training

BS: The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IL, 1986.

MD: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1991.

Residency: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School, 1994.

MSc: Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Environmental Health, 2001.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2008; Pediatric Advanced Life Support, 2009.


View PubMed Publications


Injury Prevention in a Home Visitation. Principal Investigator. NICHD. Sep 2010 - Jul 2015. R01HD066115.