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Use of GIS to Identify Child Safety Seat Misuse

Identifying High-Risk Areas for Child Safey Seat Misuse

Child safety seats and seat belts have been proven effective for reducing the risk of severe injuries and death. However not all children are restrained according to recommendations and there are concerns regarding race and age-based disparities in child passenger restraint use in the United States. This project investigates whether there are differences in the utilization of child safety seat inspection programs by caregivers from different geographic areas and different socio-economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds.

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Featured Faculty

Emily M. Fredericks, Ph.D.

Emily M. Fredericks, Ph.D.

Emily M. Fredericks, Ph.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Division of Pediatric Psychology) at the University of Michigan, with a joint appointment in the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) unit. Dr. Fredericks is the pediatric psychologist on the Multidisciplinary Pediatric Liver Transplant team and provides comprehensive clinical care to pediatric transplant recipients and their families. She has additional clinical interests in the areas of medical regimen adherence, behavioral sleep disorders, and adjustment to chronic illness.

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Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

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Narcotics in medicine cabinet: Provider talk is key to lower risk.

Rates of prescription pain medication addiction and death have increased in the United States, leading to major policy initiatives to limit access to narcotic pain medications. For adolescents, a known point of access to narcotic pain medication is pills in the home, left over from a prior prescription. In January 2016, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked a national sample of parents of children 5-17 years old about their experiences with pain medication prescriptions for their children.