Andrea Gielen, ScD
Professor Gielen's research interests are in the development and evaluation of community and clinic-based programs that address health behavior problems affecting women and children, primarily among low-income families in urban areas. The application of behavioral sciences to childhood injury control and domestic violence prevention programs, and the relationship between violence and HIV risk are areas of special focus. Childhood injury problems of particular interest are fires, burns, carbon monoxide poisoning and motor vehicle crashes.
Current research focuses on the use of computers for patient and public safety education, community interventions to improve home safety, translation research to disseminate proven injury prevention interventions, the impact of housing conditions on child safety; and stage tailored clinical interventions for survivors of domestic violence living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.