The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has invited selected scientists outside the United States whose work is primarily concerned with injury control and prevention to become international affiliate faculty.
These appointments will expand the international program at CIRP, which hosts speakers, trains scholars and establishes collaborative agreements with international institutions. International cooperation in injury research and prevention is integral to CIRP's goal of globally reducing injury-related pediatric death and disability. Appointing international affiliate faculty is one way CIRP seeks to promote such cooperation.
Below are the international scientists that have been appointed as affiliate faculty:
Sakda Arj-Ong, MD, MS, MA
Dr. Arj-Ong is a pediatric emergency medicine physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, in Bangkok, Thailand. He is deputy medical director of the Medical Care Facility Services Unit in Somdech Phra Debaratana Medical Center in Bangkok. He is also a member of the Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center in the Department of Pediatrics, and is Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital. Dr. Arj-Ong is a prolific researcher and collaborates closely with the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand. His research interests include pediatric emergency medicine, medical informatics, and child injury epidemiology and prevention.
Leilei Duan, MD, MS
Dr. Duan is the director of the Division of Injury Prevention at the National Center for Chronic Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC). Her research interest is injury surveillance. Dr. Duan is in charge of China’s Injury Surveillance System, an electronic injury surveillance based on a probability sample of 129 hospital emergency departments from 43 counties in the People’s Republic of China.
Patricia Escalante-Galindo, MD, MS
Dr. Escalante Galindo is director of the Poison Control Center (Centro Toxicológico) at Hospital Juárez de México in Mexico City, Mexico. Her research and clinical interests include adolescent suicidal poisoning, unintentional poisoning and caustic ingestions among children and adolescents, and injuries from bites and stings of poisonous animals. Dr. Escalante Galindo was the first and, to date only, woman president of the Mexican Pediatric Association.
Guoquin Hu, PhD
Dr. Hu is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics at Central South University in Changsha, China. His research interests include injury epidemiology in the areas of road traffic crashes, child injury, and elderly injury. Dr. Hu also is interested in the development of injury interventions and the evaluation of the impact of injury policy.
Adisak Plitponkarnpim, MD, MPH
Dr. Plitponkarnpim is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, in Bangkok, Thailand. He is director of the Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center in the Department of Pediatrics, and is Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital. He serves in leadership positions on numerous child injury prevention committees for the Thailand National Safety Council, Ministry of Industry of Thailand, and Ministry of Public Health of Thailand. He is a prolific researcher and is internationally known in the field of child injury prevention.
Soheil Saadat, MD, MPH, PhD
Dr. Saadat is an Assistant Professor in the Sina Trauma Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. He is an epidemiologist with research interests in road traffic crashes, child injury, and fireworks-related injury. He is also interested in the cultural factors that cause risky behavior and lead to injury.
Lindsay Sullivan, PhD, MA, CHES
Dr. Lindsay Sullivan is a Lecturer (Above the Bar) in the Discipline of Children’s Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), in Galway, Ireland. She is the Program Director for the MSc in Adolescent Health program at NUIG. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. Her research interests include sport-related concussion, childhood injury prevention and control, and mental health promotion. Dr. Sullivan is also interested in the development, implementation, and evaluation of health behavior change interventions that aim to prevent injury and improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents.
Limin Wang, MD
Dr. Wang is director of the Division of Disease Surveillance National Center for Chronic Disease Control and Prevention Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC). Her research interests include agricultural injuries and injury surveillance.
Zengzhan Wang, MD
A professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics at Tongji Medical College, Dr. Wang, has research interests in agricultural injuries and drug abuse interventions among Chinese adolescents.
Hongyan Yao, PhD
Dr. Yao is Deputy Director of the Office of Epidemiology at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Her research interests include agricultural injuries and trauma epidemiology.
Xujun Zhang, PhD
Dr. Zhang is President of The Southeast University Injury Prevention Research Institute at Southeast University, focuses on road traffic injuries and pesticide-poisonings among Chinese farmers.