(From the November 2014 Research Now)
Jingzhen (Ginger) Yang, PhD, MPH, principal investigator in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, recently received a nearly $150,000 award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s national program, Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws that Improve Health (PHLR).
The title of Dr. Yang’s 18-month project is titled “Studying the Impact on the Health of Young Athletes of Laws on Secondary Prevention of Concussions and on Recurrent Concussions.” Dr. Yang is also an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her research primarily focuses on risk factors of and physical and psychological recovery from sports-related injuries among children and adolescents, including sports-related concussions and sports-related overuse injuries.
The goal of the PHLR program is to build the evidence for, and increase the use of, effective regulatory, legal and policy solutions to protect and improve population health and the public health system. Theprogram contributes to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s commitment to creating a culture of health in the United States by providing the best possible evidence and examples of the impact of legal strategies on health.
For more information on the award, please visit the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website for the PHLR program.