The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center that focuses exclusively on making children and adolescents safer. Through CChIPS, researchers from CHOP, the University of Pennsylvania, and The Ohio State University work side by side with industry members to conduct translational research that is practical to industry. Of the more than 60 I/UCRC designated centers nationwide, CChIPS is the only one that focuses solely on child injury prevention. This synergistic collaboration between industry and academia creates an ideal environment for generating ideas for new research projects and to leverage shared expertise and resources.
The CChIPS method applies the science of biomechanical epidemiology to the analysis of crash-related data. A unique and comprehensive approach, biomechanical epidemiology integrates the principles of engineering, behavioral science, and epidemiology into study designs.