Cincinnati Home Injury Prevention (CHIP) Study

  • Meet the Team

    Principal Investigator

    Kieran Phelan, MD, MSc
    Kieran Phelan, MD, MScKieran Phelan, MD, MSc, is the Principal Investigator of the CHIP Study and in charge of directing the project.  Dr. Phelan, a board-certified general pediatrician, is an experienced injury epidemiologist and residential injury control researcher. He has worked in injury epidemiology and residential injury control for more than eight years. His experience and success include multiple grants and publications as well as the New Investigator Award from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and a K23-career development award from the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), focusing on development and evaluation of a pilot intervention to reduce residential injury in children through 36 months of age.

    Coinvestigators

    Robert Ammerman, PhD, ABPP

    Robert T. Ammerman, PhD, ABPPRobert T. Ammerman, PhD, ABPP, is a co-investigator of the CHIP Study.  He is a professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is also the scientific director of Every Child Succeeds. Ammerman received a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and completed an internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is a diplomate in behavioral psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has established comprehensive clinical programs addressing the mental health needs of children with developmental disabilities, mental retardation, learning disabilities, chronic medical illnesses and anxiety disorders.Visit the Ammerman Lab

    Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH

    Bruce P. Lanphear, MD, MPHBruce P. Lanphear, MD, MPH, is a co-investigator of the CHIP Study.  He is a professor of children’s environmental health, faculty of health sciences at Simon Fraser University and adjunct professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  He has extensive experience conducting community-based trials, including lead poisoning prevention, epidemiology of asthma, prevention of exposure to tobacco smoke and measurement of lead and allergens in housing.  He has been the principal investigator for the HOME Study, upon which this project is based. Dr. Lanphear is well-versed in environmental sampling, form and protocol development, reliability of instruments, data management and subject retention.

    Project Manager

    Stacey Liddy, MS
    Stacey Liddy, MS is the project manager for the CHIP Study. She is responsible for the overall coordination of the study.

    Home Interviewers

    Felisha Earls
    Felisha Earls is a clinical research coordinator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her role is to visit the homes of study participants, administer surveys and assess the home for potential injury hazards. Felisha takes a lead role in coordinating many administrative items including mentoring the student interns.

    Anastasia (Stacey) Woeste 
    Anastasia Woeste is a clinical research coordinator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her role is to visit the homes of study participants, administer surveys and assess the home for potential injury hazards. Stacey takes a lead role in monitoring study visit compliance and coordinates our volunteer activities.

    Kyndra Cornelous
    Kyndra is a clinical research coordinator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her role is to visit the homes of study participants, administer surveys and assess the home for potential injury hazards. Kyndra takes a lead role in data cleaning and quality assurance procedures.

    Amber Wilkerson
    Amber is a clinical research coordinator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her role is to visit the homes of study participants, administer surveys and assess the home for potential injury hazards. Amber takes a lead role in data entry and event planning.

    Intervention Technicians

    William Bell
    William will visit the participant’s home to install safety equipment or deliver the study's literacy promotion program. This will occur during the second visit following the home interviewers’ visit.

    Anthony Semones
    Anthony will visit the participant’s home to install safety equipment or deliver the study's literacy promotion program. This will occur during the second visit following the home interviewers’ visit.'

    Erin Fontaine
    Erin is a student intern from the College of Mount St Joseph. She assists the intervention team with data entry, data cleaning, quality assurance procedures and creating intervention reports.

    Phone Surveyors

    Katelyn Lutz
    Katelyn will call mothers to screen for eligibility and administer phone surveys every three months. She is also responsible for managing incoming referrals and scheduling study visits.

    Kianna Mullins
    Kayla will call mothers to screen for eligibility and administer phone surveys every three months. She is also responsible for managing incoming referrals and scheduling study visits.

 
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