• Meet the Investigators

    Kieran Phelan, MD, MSc's head shot.Kieran Phelan, MD, MSc, Principal Investigator
    Kieran 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.
    Robert T. Ammerman, PhD, ABPP's head shot.Robert Ammerman, PhD, ABPP, Co-Investigator
    Robert 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 P. Lanphear, MD, MPH's head shot.Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, Co-Investigator
    Bruce 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.