Dr. Kristy B Arbogast appointed honorary doctor at Chalmers

She has been appointed due to her successful work within the Child Safety area. Since some years she has also been an adviser and coordinator for the child safety cluster at SAFER, where she has made a great effort in placing the child safety research on the global agenda.

Dr. Kristy B Arbogast, University of Pennsylvania, USA, has been appointed honorary doctor for her work on developing the multi-disciplinary research field Child Safety and for connecting and uniting international researchers, companies and authorities. Her cross disciplinary engagement has contributed to ground breaking new knowledge regarding injury mechanisms and protective systems for children in cars.

Kristy B Arbogast is a renowned and highly respected international researcher. She is co-director of the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) and  Engineering Core Director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP), two centers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a member of the executive committee on the board of The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) in the USA. Dr Arbogast has a broad research interest encompassing safety for children in cars of all ages. With a base in Bioengineering, her research connects and integrates medical clinical research, experimental research, test and experimental tools and the development of technical requirements in vehicles.

Since 2009, Kristy B Arbogast has been engaged as an adviser and coordinator for the child safety cluster at SAFER – the vehicle and traffic safety centre at Chalmers. She has made a strong contribution to increased internationalization and to placing the Child Safety research at SAFER on the global agenda. In addition to being a co-supervisor of several doctoral thesis projects at SAFER, she has organized a series of successful workshops, gathering together many of the most prominent researchers of the international child safety research community.

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