Douglas Wiebe, PhD

Douglas Wiebe, PhD
Senior Fellow

Professor, Perelman School of Medicine / Epidemiology

Public Health Interests

Data Analysis, Epidemiology, Violence/Injury Prevention



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Dr. Wiebe is a Professor of Epidemiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He leads studies of how places, polices, and the locations where people spend time affect injury risks and health. His research has been funded by the NIAAA, NIEHS, AHRQ, and NIJ and an Independent Scientist Award from the NIH. Dr. Wiebe is the Director of the CDC-funded Penn Injury Science Center. He also directs a training program funded by the Fogarty International Center at the NIH to build capacity for injury and trauma epidemiology in Botswana. He has received numerous Departmental and School teaching and achievement awards and he recently received the 2017 Kenneth Rothman Prize from the journal Epidemiology.

Select Publications:

Kaufman E, Morrison C, Branas CC, Wiebe DJ: Spillover effects on firearm deaths from homicide and suicide in the United States: a cross-sectional analysis of data by county  JAMA Internal Medicine, March 2018.

Kondo M, Branas CC, Richmond TS, South G, Wiebe DJ: The association between urban tree cover and gun assault: a case-control and case-crossover study. American Journal of Epidemiology 186(3): 289-96, August 2017.

Beard JH, Morrison CN, Jacoby SF, Dong B, Smith R, Sims CA, Wiebe DJ: Quantifying disparities in urban firearm violence by race and place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: a cartographic study. American Journal of Public Health 107(3): 371-373, March 2017. PMCID: 5296702

Wiebe DJ, Nance ML, Houseknecht E, Grady M, Otto N, Sandsmark D, Master CL: Ecologic momentary assessment to accomplish real-time capture of symptom progression and the physical and cognitive activities of patients daily following concussion. JAMA Pediatrics 170(11): 1108-1110, 2016.