Frederick P. Rivara, M.D., M.P.H. (Vice Chair), is the Seattle Children’s Guild Endowed Chair in Pediatrics and a professor in pediatrics at the University of Washington. He is also adjunct professor of epidemiology, chief of the Division of General Pediatrics, and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine. He is editor-in-chief of JAMA Pediatrics. Dr. Rivara’s career has been devoted to the study of methods to control injuries. He is founding director of the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center in Seattle and served as its director from 1987 until 2000, and he is founding president of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention. He has received numerous honors, including the Charles C. Shepard Science Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the American Public Health Association Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section Distinguished Career Award; the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Injury and Poison Prevention, Physician Achievement Award; and the University of Washington School of Public Health Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Rivara’s contributions to the field of injury control have spanned 30 years. His interests have included the efficacy and promotion of bicycle helmets, prevention of pedestrian injuries, youth violence, epidemiology of firearm injuries, intimate partner violence, interventions for alcohol abuse in trauma patients, and the effectiveness of trauma systems in the care of pediatric and adult trauma patients. Dr. Rivara was elected a member of the IOM in 2005. He chaired the IOM Committee on Oral Health Access to Services (2010-2011) and was a member of the IOM Committee on Adolescent Health Care Services and Models of Care for Treatment, Prevention, and Healthy Development (2006-2009). He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his M.P.H. from the University of Washington.
Kristy B. Arbogast, Ph.D., is the engineering core director for the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a research associate professor of pediatrics and member of the Graduate Group of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, she is also the site director for the National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She heads multiple projects on motor vehicle injuries in children as well as diverse topics in pediatric biomechanics. She was a co-investigator on the Partners for Child Passenger Safety project, a 10-year national study on child passenger safety funded by State Farm Insurance, which received the CDC Health Impact Award. Dr. Arbogast’s current research efforts include the biomechanics of pediatric injury for the development of new safety designs and biofidelic child anthropomorphic dummies. Both nationally and internationally, she has given many invited