Douglas J. Wiebe
Dr. Wiebe's research interests include environmental risk factors for injury, intimate partner violence, alcohol use and alcohol availability, and the impact of daily routines on health-related behavior. A number of his studies examine how keeping a firearm at home relates to homicide, suicide, and unintentional shootings of household members. Dr. Wiebe also works closely with Penn surgeons on studies of the clinical management of trauma.
Dr. Wiebe leads a study funded by the National Institutes of Health to measure the extent to which adolescents are exposed to risk and protective factors over the course of their daily activities, and investigate the impact of exposure on the likelihood of being assaulted (Space-Time Adolescent Risk Study). The availability of alcohol in the community is a key risk factor in this investigation. He also leads an investigation funded by the Center for Health Care Equity Research of the Veteran's Administration to study suicide and other causes of death among American military veterans. He is a member of the American College of Epidemiology and of the Board of Directors of SAVIR (Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research) and serves as a reviewer for journals including the American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Epidemiology, British Medical Journal, and Pediatrics.
Duchossois GP, Nance ML, Wiebe DJ. Evaluation of child safety seat checkpoint events. Accident Analysis & Prevention (in press).
Nance ML, Nadkarni VM, Hedrick HL, Cullen JA, Wiebe DJ. The effect of pre-ECMO ventilation days and age on ECMO survival in critically ill children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery (in press).
Wiebe DJ, Carr BG, Datner EM, Elliott MR, Richmond TS. Feasibility of an automated telephone survey to enable prospective monitoring of subjects whose confidentiality is paramount: a four-week cohort study of partner violence recurrence after Emergency Department discharge. Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations 2008;5:1.
Wiebe DJ, Nance ML, Branas CC. Determining objective injury prevention priorities. Injury Prevention 2006;12:347-50.
Nance ML, Holmes JH, Wiebe DJ. Timeline to operative intervention for solid organ injuries in children. Journal of Trauma 2006;61:1389-92.
Wiebe DJ, Branas CB. Bias when using dead controls to study handgun purchase as a risk factor for violent death. Injury Prevention 2003;9:381-2.
Wiebe DJ. Sex differences in the perpetrator-victim relationship among emergency department patients presenting with non-fatal firearm-related injuries. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2003;42:405-12.
Wiebe DJ. Firearms in US homes as a risk factor for unintentional gunshot fatality. Accident Analysis & Prevention 2003;35:711-6.
Wiebe DJ. Homicide and suicide risks associated with firearms in the home: a national case-control study. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2003;41:771-82.