Ph.D., director of field engineering
Dr. Arbogast is the associate director of field engineering at TraumaLink at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Since 1997, she has served as a co-investigator on the Partners for Child Passenger Safety project, a national study on child passenger safety funded by State Farm Insurance. The Partners project has evolved into the largest child-specific crash surveillance system in the country. Dr. Arbogast directs biomechanical analyses and crash investigation for the project. Dr. Arbogast is also the principal investigator for automotive safety research funded University. Topics of these research projects include the identification of mechanisms of injury in side impact collisions, development of an abdominal insert for pediatric anthropometric test devices, and determination of neck injury metrics in frontal crashes. Her work has been published in Pediatrics, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Journal of Trauma, the Stapp Car Crash Conference Proceedings, Injury Prevention, and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine Annual Conference Proceedings.
Dr. Arbogast has been named the recipient of the Automotive Occupants Restraints Council's Pathfinder Award given in recognition of her achievements in the field of child passenger and occupant safety. She is a member of SAE, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Dr. Arbogast received her bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University, and her master's and Ph.D. in bioengineering from University of Pennsylvania.