Kieran J. Phelan, MD, MSc

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-3688

Fax 513-636-0171


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 eight 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.

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

Phelan KJ, Khoury J, Xu Y, Liddy S, Hornung R, Lanphear BP. A randomized controlled trial of home injury hazard reduction: the HOME injury study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Apr;165(4):339-45.

Phelan KJ, Khoury J, Xu Y, Lanphear B. Validation of a HOME Injury Survey. Injury Prevention. 2009;15:300-306.

Phelan KJ, Khoury J, Atherton H, Kahn RS. Maternal depression, child behavior, and injury. Injury Prevention. 2007 Dec;13(6):403-408.

Phelan KJ, Khoury J, Kalkwarf HJ, Lanphear BP. Residential Hazards in US Children and Adolescents. Public Health Reports. 2005;(120):63-70.

Nagaraja J, Menkedick J, Phelan KJ, Lanphear BP, Zhang X, Ashley P. Deaths from Residential Injuries in United States Children and Adolescents, 1987-99. Pediatrics. 2005 Aug;116(2):454-61.

Sandel M, Phelan K, Wright R, Haynes P, Lanphear B. The Effects of Housing Interventions on Child Health. Pediatric Annals. 2004;33(7):475-481.

Strand M, Phelan KJ, Donovan EF. Promoting the uptake and use of evidence: an overview of the problem. Clin Perinatol. 2003 Jun;30(2):389-402.

AAP Sub-Committee on Bronchiolitis (member and co-author). Diagnosis and Management of Bronchiolitis. Pediatrics. 2006 Oct;118(4):1774-1793.