Douglas J. Wiebe, PhD

Douglas J. Wiebe, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology

Dr. Wiebe leads studies of how places, policies, and the locations where people spend time have implications for injury risks and health. He is Director of the CDC-funded Penn Injury Science Center

His work has been funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Institute of Justice, and by an Independent Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He directs a training program funded by the Fogarty International Center at the NIH, to build capacity for injury and trauma epidemiology in Botswana. He Principal Investigator of the Ivy League - Big Ten Epidemiology of Concussion Study that reported findings in the American Journal of Sports Medicine and JAMA. He is MPI of the Data Coordinating Center and MPI of Research Project 3 for a NINDS-funded U54 multi-site study of TBI-related neurodegenerative disease (TREND). Also, he is the developer of the Recoups protocol, dashboard and app used to monitor concussion patients in real time to measure symptoms and study their relation to physical activity and cognitive activity, which also enables remote monitoring by providers to update treatment recommendations.

Dr. Wiebe teaches courses on epidemiologic methods and on the study of geography and health. He has received teaching awards including the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching.  

He was awarded the 2017 Kenneth Rothman Prize for his study of daily activities and assault risks published in Epidemiology.

Content Area Specialties

Injury epidemology, concussion, geography and health

Methods Specialties

Ecologic momentary assessment, time series, spatial analysis, space-time analysis, survival analysis, exposure measurement, missing data