BA Yale University, 1994
MA University of Iowa, 1996
PhD University of Iowa, 2000
Clinical Internship University of Washington School
of Medicine, 1999-2000
Understanding and preventing
child and adolescent unintentional injury. Specific risk
factors of interest include temperament, overestimation of
physical ability, and parent-child relationships. I am also
interested in injury prevention, with specific foci in using
virtual reality to train children in pedestrian safety and
improving adult supervision of children at swimming pools
and playgrounds. Secondary broad interest areas include
temperamental and cognitive development, child clinical
psychology, and pediatric psychology.
Pediatric Pedestrian Safety in Virtual Reality:
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Director of the UAB
Youth Safety Lab, which conducts laboratory-based studies of
factors that lead to child and adolescent injury. Families
interested in participating in research may contact the lab
at (205) 934-4068 or email@example.com.
C., & Brezausek, C. M. (2008). Chronic maternal
depression and children's injury risk. Journal of
Pediatric Psychology, 33, 1108-1116.
Schwebel, D. C., Gaines, J., & Severson, J. (2008).
Validation of virtual reality as a tool to understand
and prevent child pedestrian injury. Accident Analysis
and Prevention, 40, 1394-1400.
Schwebel, D. C., & Kendrick, D. (2009). Caregiver
supervision and injury risk for young children: Time to
re-examine the issue. Injury Prevention, 15, 217-219.
Schwebel, D. C., Stavrinos, D., & Kongable, E. K.
(2009). Attentional control, high intensity pleasure,
and risky pedestrian behavior in college students.
Accident Analysis and Prevention, 41, 658-661.
Schwebel, D. C., Swart, D., Hui, S-K. A., Simpson, J., &
Hobe, P. (2009). Paraffin-related injury in low-income
South African communities: Knowledge, practice, and
perceived risk among residents. Bulletin of the World
Health Organization, 87, 700-706.
Schwebel, D. C., Swart, D., Simpson, J., Hui, S-K. A., &
Hobe, P. (2009). An intervention to reduce
kerosene-related injury in low-income South African
communities. Health Psychology, 28, 493-500.
Stavrinos, D., Byington, K. W., & Schwebel, D. C.
(2009). The effect of cell phone distraction on
pediatric pedestrian injury risk. Pediatrics, 123,
PY 214 Elementary Statistical Methods and Design
PY 325 Clinical Child Psychology
PY 723 Seminar in Abnormal Child Development