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Andrea Gielen, ScD

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 554
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


Andrea Gielen

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ScD, Johns Hopkins University, 1989


My 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, CO 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.

Honors and Awards

American Public Health Association, Award for Excellence, 2013

American Academy of Health Behavior, 2012 Research Laureate

Named one of“20 for 20” Distinguished Leaders in Injury Prevention by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012

Faculty Senate President, 2010

Society for Advancement of Injury and Violence Research (SAVIR) President, 2010

Environmental Justice Partnership, Award in Recognition of Addressing Environmental Health Concerns in Urban Communities, 2009

Home Safety Research Award from the Home Safety Council, 2008

Distinguished Career Award, American Public Health Association, Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section, 2002

Early Career Award, American Public Health Association, Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section, 1990.

Delta Omega, National Honorary Public Health Society, Alpha Chapter, 1989.

Sigma Xi, Honorary Scientific Research Society, Johns Hopkins University Chapter, 1989.

  • Health Behavior Change, Health Policy, Intervention Research, Health Education, Health Promotion, Injury Prevention, Child/Maternal Health, HIV/AIDS, Women's Health, Domestic Violence
  •  Shields WC, Perry EC, Szanton SL, McDonald EM, Andrews MR, Stepnitz RL, Gielen AC, Knowledge and Injury Prevention Practices in Homes of Older Adults, Geriatric Nursing, July 23, 2012

  •  Gielen AC, Shields W, McDonald E, Frattaroli S, Bishai D, Ma Xia, Home Safety and  Low-Income Urban Housing Quality, Pediatrics, 130(6): 1053-1059, 2012.

  •  Gielen AC, Shields W, Frattaroli S, McDonald EM, Jones V, Bishai D, O’Brocki R, Perry E, Bates-Hopkins B, Tracey P, Parsons, S. Enhancing Fire Department Home Visiting Programs: Results of a Community Intervention Trial, J Burn Care and Research, Epub ahead of print, December 12, 2012.

  •  Parker EM, Gielen AC, McDonald EM, Shields WC, Trump AR, Koon KM, Jones, Fire and scald burn risks in urban communities: who is at risk and what do they believe about home safety?, Health Education Research, 1-13, 2013.

  •  Illangasekare SL, Burke J, Chander G, Gielen AC.The syndemic effects of intimate partner violence, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse on depression among low-income urban women.  Journal of Urban Health, 1-14, 2013.  Bulletin of the New York Academyof Medicine.