Douglas Wiebe, PhD

Professor of Informatics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Douglas Wiebe, PhD, is a Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Perlman School of Medicine. Dr. Wiebe leads studies of how places, policies and the locations where people spend time have implications for injury risks and health. He directs the SpaceTimeEpi Group and the CDC-funded Penn Injury Science Center. His research interests include environmental risk factors for injury, the methodologic challenges of activity pattern measurement and exposure measurement, and the impact of daily routines on health-related behavior. A number of his studies examine how keeping a firearm at home relates to homicide, suicide, and unintentional shootings of household members. Dr. Wiebe also studies issues of the clinical management of trauma and mild traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Wiebe is a member of the American College of Epidemiology and of the Board of Directors of SAVIR (Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research), serves as a reviewer for journals including the American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Epidemiology, British Medical Journal, and Pediatrics, is on the editorial board of the Journal of Trauma, and serves on study sections for the Center for Scientific Review at the NIH, the National Science Foundation, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. Wiebe teaches courses on epidemiologic methods and on the study of geography and health. He received the Teaching Award in the MSCE Program (Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology) in 2008/09, and in 2012 he received the Perelman School of Medicine Dean's Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching.

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