Rachel Myers, PhD, MS

Rachel Myers, PhD, MS
Associate Fellow

Research Scientist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Health Interests

Adolescents, Community/Population Health, Epidemiology, Pediatrics, Violence/Injury Prevention

Current Public-Health Related Activities

Rachel K. Myers, PhD, MS is a Research Scientist at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention and the Violence Prevention Initiative at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research designs and has conducted research on a variety of pediatric and adolescent violence and injury prevention topics, including child passenger safety, teen driving, intimate partner violence, and community-based violence. Dr. Myers’ current primary area of research focuses on community-based violence prevention and the post-injury recovery needs of violently injured youth and their families. She is currently a collaborator on several federally funded research studies related to pediatric intentional and unintentional injury and works closely with multiple clinical programs at CHOP to bridge the divide between clinical care and research efforts. Additionally, she is collaborating on several qualitative studies to address the needs of autistic adolescents in the learning to drive process. Dr. Myers has developed novel practices to enhance prospective collection of data from patients seen the CHOP Emergency Department for violence related injury and collaborated to establish confidential methods of routine screening and referral to services for caregivers experiencing intimate partner violence.

Select Publications:

Durbin DR, Myers RK, Curry AE, Zonfrillo MR, Arbogast KB. Extending the value of police crash reports for traffic safety research: Collecting supplemental data via surveys of drivers. Injury Prevention, 2015; 21(e1):e36-42. ePub ahead of print: May 20, 2014, doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041155.

Myers RK, Nelson DB, Forke CM. Occurrence of Stalking Victimization among Female and Male Undergraduate Students. Journal of College Student Development, 2016;57(2):213-218. ePub ahead of print: July 2015.

Myers RK, Vega L, Culyba AJ, Fein JA. The psychosocial needs of adolescent males following interpersonal assault. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2017;61:262-265. ePub ahead of print: May 16, 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.02.022.

Monopoli WJ, Myers RK, Paskewich BS, Bevans K, Fein JA. Core Set of Outcomes for Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs: A Delphi Study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, ePub ahead of print: August 10, 2018, doi: 10.1177/0886260518792988.

Forke CM, Myers RK, Fein JA, Catallozzi M, Localio AR, Wiebe DJ, Grisso JA. Witnessing Intimate Partner Violence as a Child: How Boys and Girls Model Their Parents' Behaviors in Adolescence. Child Abuse and Neglect, 2018;84: 241-252. ePub ahead of print: August 20, 2018, doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.07.031.