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Kristy B. Arbogast, PhD
Kristy B. Arbogast
Co-Scientific Director and Director of Engineering, Center for Injury Research and Prevention

As a bioengineer, Dr. Arbogast's research focuses on pediatric injury biomechanics, injury causation and the effectiveness of safety products for children with a concentration in the safety of children and youth in motor vehicle crashes as well as pediatric concussion.

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Kristy Arbogast, PhD, is the co-scientific director and director of engineering for the Center for Injury Research and Prevention and the R. Anderson Pew Distinguished Chair of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2014, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Chalmers University of Technology in Goteborg, Sweden, for her leadership in the field of child safety.

She is an internationally recognized expert on pediatric injury biomechanics, injury causation, and the effectiveness of safety products for children, with a concentration in the safety of children and youth in motor vehicle crashes as well as pediatric concussions. She was a co-investigator on the Partners for Child Passenger Safety project, a 10-year national landmark study on child passenger safety funded by State Farm Insurance.

Dr. Arbogast served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Sports Concussion in Youth and co-leads Children’s Hospital’s clinical research effort in concussions with a focus on the use of head impact sensors to understand the biomechanics, utilizing bioengineering technology for objective measures of concussion diagnosis and leveraging the electronic health record to define the natural history of concussions in children. She also co-leads an initiative for the National Football League and NFL Players Association to design and implement head impact sensors to understand the loading conditions in professional football with the goal of enhancing head protection through improvements in protective equipment.

Dr. Arbogast serves as the co-director of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies at CHOP, Penn, and The Ohio State University. CChIPS is an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center focused on the advancement of safety for children, youth, and young adults.

 

Education and Training

BSE, Duke University (Biomedical Engineering), 1992

MSE, University of Pennsylvania (Bioengineering), 1994

PhD, University of Pennsylvania (Bioengineering), 1997

Titles and Academic Titles

Co-Scientific Director and Director of Engineering, Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Co-Director, Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies

R. Anderson Pew Distinguished Chair

Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships

Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, 2002-

Society for Pediatric Research, 2012-

Professional Awards

The Automotive Occupants Restraints Council Pathfinder Award, 2004

Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, 2005

Elaine Wodzin Young Achiever Award, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, 2005

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Injury Prevention and Control Health Impact Award, 2008

A.J. Mirkin Service Award, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, 2014

Honorary Doctorate in Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden, 2014

Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2015

Fellow, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, 2015

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Award for Excellence in Mentoring Research Trainees, 2018

Publication Highlights

Hauschild HW, Humm JR, Pintar FA, Yoganandan N, Kaufman B, Maltese MR, Arbogast KB. The influence of child restraint lower attachment method on protection offered by forward facing child restraint systems in oblique loading conditions. Traffic Inj Prev. 2018 Feb; 19(sup1):S139-S145. doi: 10.1080/15389588.2017.1369532. PMID: 29584498
Arbogast KB, Kim J, Loeb H, Kuo J, Koppel S, Bohman K, Charlton JL. Naturalistic Driving Study of Rear Seat Child Occupants: Quantification of Head Position using a Kinect™ sensor. Traffic Inj Prev. 2017 Sep; 17 Suppl 1:168-74. doi: 10.1080/15389588.2016.1194981. PMID: 27586119
Arbogast KB, Curry AE, Pfeiffer MR, Zonfrillo MR, Haarbauer-Krupa J, Breiding MJ, Coronado VG, Master CL. Point of Health Care Entry for Youth With Concussion Within a Large Pediatric Care Network. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Jul; 170(7):e160294. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.0294. Epub 2016 Jul 5. PMID: 27244368
Allison MA, Kang YS, Bolte JH 4th, Maltese MR, Arbogast KB. Validation of a Helmet-Based System to Measure Head Impact Biomechanics in Ice Hockey. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 Jan; 46(1): 115-123, Jan 2014. PMID: 23846161
Arbogast KB, Balasubramanian S, Seacrist T, Maltese MR, García-España JF, Hopely T, Constans E, Lopez-Valdes FJ, Kent RW, Tanji H, Higuchi K. Comparison of Kinematic Responses of the Head and Spine for Children and Adults in Low-Speed Frontal Sled Tests. Stapp Car Crash J. 2009 Nov; 53:329-72. PMID: 20058560

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