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Dr. Curry's research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of motor vehicle crashes in children and adolescents.
Dr. Curry is a Senior Scientist and Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention. Her research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of motor vehicle crashes in children and adolescents.
She currently leads the development of the New Jersey Safety and Health Outcomes Data Warehouse, a tool being used to advance safety and health research and associated epidemiologic methods through novel linkages of state-level administrative data sources—including driver licensing, motor vehicle crash, traffic citation, medical record, healthcare utilization, and vital statistics data. She also is the Principal Investigator of an NICHD-funded program of research to establish the scientific foundation for driving safety among teens with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder.
Dr. Curry's previous studies include the first rigorous evaluation of the effects of a Graduated Driver Licensing decal provision on the rate of teen compliance, enforcement, and crash rates and several epidemiologic studies that directly inform state-level implementation of GDL policy, including consideration of whether GDL should be extended to older novice drivers. She also collaborates on a CDC-funded research study using CHOP electronic health record data to define the natural history and time course of concussions in children.
Education and Training
BA, Northwestern University (Anthropology, Pre-medicine), 1998
MPH, University of California, Los Angeles (Epidemiology), 2001
PhD, Emory University (Epidemiology), 2007
Titles and Academic Titles
Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Center for Injury Research and Prevention
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Society for Epidemiologic Research, 2010-
American College of Epidemiology, 2010-
American Public Health Association, 2010-
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, 2010-
Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, 2010-
Graduated Driver License Champion Award, NJ Teen Safe Driving Coalition, 2013