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Dr. Palumbo’s research is focused on child safety restraint use during air travel and on measuring social exposures that contribute to health outcomes. She also investigates the influence of policies on behaviors and health outcomes, and practical application of novel analytical research methods.
Dr. Palumbo’s current funded research at CIRP focuses on child safety restraint use during air travel. During her postdoctoral training at CIRP and at the University of Pennsylvania Injury Science Center, she worked on projects related to the impact of decals on compliance with Graduated Driver Licensing requirements, licensing and crash rates among older drivers, and the impact of neighborhood exposures and returning to work on the long-term impacts of injury in the urban setting.
Dr. Palumbo is an epidemiologist whose research focuses primarily on measuring social exposures that contribute to health outcomes. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she was an Applied Epidemiology Fellow through the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. She has also worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a Fellow and Epidemiology Research Associate, where she conducted research and practiced applied public health.
Education and Training
BA, University of Virginia (Economics and Italian), 2004
MPH, George Washington University (Epidemiology), 2009
PhD, Drexel University (Epidemiology), 2016
Titles and Academic Titles
Research Associate Fellow
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Statistics
Society for Epidemiologic Research, 2013-