The Center for Pediatric Trauma Research (CPTR) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital conducts research to support global efforts in achieving the best outcomes for pediatric trauma patients.
Using a multidisciplinary approach, CPTR researchers lead innovative projects to assess pre-hospital emergency medical service, acute medical and surgical management, rehabilitation, and family and community services that impact the short and long-term outcomes of injured patients.
CPTR serves as a leader and a partner to translate cutting edge research findings to help patients, families, policy makers, and clinicians make informed decisions.
2017 Center for Pediatric Trauma Research Highlights
To lead evidence-based trauma care and policy research to achieve the best outcomes for pediatric trauma patients.
Research: Conduct high quality research to address significant problems at every stage of pediatric trauma care from pre-hospital emergency medical services through acute care, rehabilitation, and reintegration into the community.
Policy: Contribute to state and national efforts to assess and improve regional trauma care systems.
Workforce Development: Provide trauma-related research training and mentoring for nurses, researchers, medical and graduate students, residents, and fellows, and junior faculty members.
Partnership: Collaborate with pediatric trauma care professionals, researchers, and educators around the world to promote excellence in pediatric trauma research, trauma care, and education.
Center Medical Director
- Jennifer Cooper, PhD
- Renata Fabia, MD, PhD
- Brian Kenney, MD, MPH
- Jeffrey Leonard, MD
- Eric Sribnick, MD, PhD
- Rachel Stanley, MD
- Gerry Taylor, PhD
- Rajan Thakkar, MD
- Ginger Yang, PhD, MPH
- LeeAnn Wurster, MS, RN, CPNP, Trauma Program Manager
- Dana Noffsinger, CPNP-AC
The Ohio State University
- Andy Ai Ni, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, College of Public Health
- Bo Lu, PhD
- Jennifer Lundine, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
- Ping Zhang, PhD, FAMIA, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
CPTR provides support for all stages of trauma-related research.
Examples of Services Provided
- Consultation in design of research
- Selection of appropriate techniques and instruments
- Assistance in preparing grant applications
- Assistance in collecting and analyzing data
- Statistical Support
- Assistance in preparation/editing of manuscripts
- Access to large datasets
- Kids' Inpatient Database (KID): 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2016
- Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS): Panel 9-Panel 19 (note: Panel 19 covers 2014-2015)
- National Burn Repository (NBR): 2011
- National Health Interview Survey (NHIS): 1997-2016 (free)
- National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS): 1988-1999, 2001, 2005-2017
- National Trauma Data Bank Research Dataset (NTDB): 2007-2014
- Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS): 2006-2017
- Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD): 2013-2017
- Pediatric Trauma Quality Improvement Program (Pediatric TQIP): 2014, 2015, 2016
- State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD): 2010
- State Inpatient Databases (SID): 2011