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Jong-Eun Kim, PhD: Research Associate Professor, NORC's Named New Investigator

September 2, 2010

Jong-Eun Kim, PhD
Jong-Eun Kim, PhD

Jong-Eun Kim, PhD selected after a competitive review as the NORC’s 2010-2011 Named New Investigator for his project entitled Childhood obesity as a risk factor for traumatic injuries: A mechanistic study. The long-term goal of the new study is to examine the risk and injury severity and mechanism sustained by obese children in unintentional accidents. Model simulations and epidemiologic studies will be used to assess and design child protective and restraint devices to improve safety for this increasing population.