Senior Fellow

Douglas Wiebe, PhD

  • Professor, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Professor, Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine

Douglas Wiebe, PhD, is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Wiebe leads studies of how places, policies, and the locations where people spend time have implications for injury risks and health. His interests include environmental risk factors for injury, the methodologic challenges of activity pattern measurement and exposure measurement, and the impact of daily routines on health-related behavior.

Dr. Wiebe directs the CDC-funded Penn Injury Science Center, a D43 training program funded by the Fogarty International Center of NIH to build capacity for trauma epidemiology and injury prevention in Botswana, and the Ivy League – Big Ten Epidemiology of Concussion Study. He also directs the Data Coordinating Center for a NINDS-funded U54 multi-site study of TBI-related neurodegenerative disease.

Dr. Wiebe 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), is on the editorial board of Injury Epidemiology and the Journal of Trauma, and serves on study sections for the Center for Scientific Review at the NIH, the National Science Foundation, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. Wiebe teaches courses on epidemiologic methods and on the study of geography and health. He received the Teaching Award in the MSCE Program (Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology) in 2008/09, and in 2012 he received the Perelman School of Medicine Dean’s Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching. He was awarded the 2017 Kenneth Rothman Prize for the study of daily activities and assault risk published in Epidemiology.

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