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Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, RN
 
K99-R00 Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Center for Global Women’s Health
Claire M. Fagin Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217
215-898-0435
mcdonalc@nursing.upenn.edu 
 
Catherine C. McDonald is currently a K99-R00 postdoctoral fellow (K99NR013548: McDonald (PI)) at the School of Nursing at PENN and the Center for Injury Research Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and is mentored by Dr. Marilyn S. Sommers and Dr. Flaura K. Winston. Her research training was previously supported by an Institutional T32 (T32NR007100) predoctoral fellowship, a predoctoral individual National Research Service Award F31 Fellowship (F31NR011107), and recently an Institutional T32 (T32NR007100) postdoctoral fellowship. Her research training has focused on the complex interplay of factors that contribute to adolescent morbidity and mortality associated with different types of injury (e.g. violence and vehicular crashes). Her current position as a K99-R00 postdoctoral fellow builds on her previous training and focuses on injury prevention among children and families, specifically in advanced research training in attention and adolescent development, driving outcome measures, intervention development, and RCT methodology. These training goals will support the development and refinement of a web-based intervention that promotes safe driving behaviors and driving risk reduction in novice teen drivers. 
 
Center for Global Women’s Health Research (CGWH)

Her current position as a postdoctoral fellow has a focus on injury prevention among children and families, measurement of driving behaviors and performance through biological measures and psychophysical measures, and the consequences of risky driving behaviors in teens and young adults. Her clinical background in pediatric intensive care, pediatric emergency care, and school nursing inform her area of inquiry. She has presented her work nationally at conferences and has published in nursing and interdisciplinary journals. She is on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research.