David Schwebel, Ph.D., studies the factors that can lead to child and adolescent unintentional injuries. The factors include temperament, parent-child relations and overestimation of physical abilities. He directs the UAB Youth Safety Lab, which conducts laboratory based studies of factors that lead to child and adolescent unintentional injuries. He has published numerous articles in journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. He developed the Stamp-in-Safety Program, a behavioral intervention designed to reduce the number of playground injuries in a pre-school setting. He is currently at work developing a virtual reality software program that teaches young children how to cross the street safely. This project is conducted through the UAB Injury Control Research Center and is funded jointly by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Schwebel is an associate professor in the UAB Department of Psychology.