Jonathan D. Rupp | Faculty

Adjunct Research Professor, Biosciences

Additional Appointments

  • Associate Professor and Director for Research, Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor, Emory Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health
  • Director, Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory

Education

  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1997
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1996

Research Interests

Dr. Jonathan Rupp’s research has supported the development of new federal regulations, test procedures, and test devices to improve safety for occupants in motor vehicle crashes and in military vehicles exposed to under-body blast. He has collected and analyzed data on crashes and crash injury to identify risk and protective factors, developing tools for assessing the ability of vehicles to mitigate the potential for injury crashes, and statistical modeling to estimate the benefits of injury prevention technologies.  His current work includes studies aimed at developing new methods for investigating pedestrian injury crashes, assessing how to most effectively counsel patients on firearm injury prevention in the ED, characterizing factors influencing micro mobility device injuries, and epidemiological studies of adverse childhood experiences. He also leads the NHTSA-funded Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) center at Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital.

 

Service

  • Stapp Car Crash Journal, Advisory Committee (Editorial Board) Member, 2015-present
  • Associate Editor, Traffic Injury Prevention, 2016-present
  • Georgia Crash Outcomes Data System Board, 2016-present
  • Georgia Violent Death Recording System (GVDRS) Advisory Board, 2017-present
  • University of North Carolina, Injury Prevention Research Center, External Advisory Board,   2019-present
  • Georgia State University, Center for Alcohol and Violence Research, External Advisory Board, 2019-present

Awards

  • John Paul Stapp Student Paper Award for Development of a Prototype Pregnant Abdomen for the Small-Female Hybrid III ATD, 2001
  • UMTRI Research Excellence Award for The Tolerance of the Human Hip to Dynamic Knee Loading, 2002
  • John Paul Stapp Student Paper Award for The Tolerance of the Human Hip to Dynamic Knee Loading, 2002
  • John Paul Stapp Best Paper Award for Biomechanics of 4-Point Seat Belt Systems in Frontal Impacts (co-author), 2003
  • John Paul Stapp Student Paper Award for Effects of Hip Posture on the Frontal Impact Tolerance of the Human Hip Joint, 2003
  • John Paul Stapp Student Paper Award for Development of a Finite Element Model to Study the Effects of Muscle Forces on Knee-Thigh-Hip Injuries in Frontal Crashes (co-author and advisor), 2008
  • SAE Distinguished Speaker Award Development of New Target Skeletal Geometry for the 6YO Pelvis, Thorax, and Shoulder, 2008
  • John Paul Stapp Best Student Paper Award for Predicting the Effects of Muscle Activation on Knee, Thigh, and Hip Injuries in Frontal Crashes Using a Finite-Element Model with Muscle Forces from Subject Testing and Musculoskeletal Modeling (co-author and advisor), 2009
  • Editor’s choice for Excellence for Fetal outcome in motor-vehicle crashes: Effects of crash characteristics and maternal restraint. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 198:450.e1-450, 2009
  • John Paul Stapp Best Paper Award for Predicting the Effects of Muscle Activation on Knee, Thigh, and Hip Injuries in Frontal Crashes Using a Finite-Element Model with Muscle Forces from Subject Testing and Musculoskeletal Modeling (co-author and advisor), 2010
  • Huang Shilin Memorial Award for Distinguished Paper on Vehicle Safety for Toward the Next Generation of Human Models for Designing Safer Cars. China Society of Automotive Engineering Annual Conference (co-author), 2013
  • John Paul Stapp Best Paper Award for PMHS impact response in 3-m/s and 8-m/s nearside impacts with abdomen offset (senior author), 2014
  • John Paul Stapp Best Paper Award for Response and Tolerance of Preferentially Frail PMHS to Lateral Impact (senior author), 2015
  • Mimics Innovation Award for Developing Parametric Human Models Representing Various Vulnerable Populations in Motor Vehicle Crashes, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 2015
  • Best Paper Award for Effects of Occupant Size, Military Gear, Seatbelt Type, And Advanced Seatbelt Features on Occupant Kinematics in Tactical Vehicles During Frontal Crashes. Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS), 2015
  • Emory Researcher Appreciation Award, 2017
  • Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence Empower Award, 2019 (awarded to IPRCE for involvement in advocacy and community work related to ending domestic violence)

Key Projects

  • Emory+Grady Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) Integrated Center
  • Injury Control Research Center at Emory (IPRCE)
  • Preventing ACEs Data to Action (PACEs D2A):  a subcontract to Georgia Department of Public health to establish and support an effort to aggregate, analyze, and disseminate data on adverse childhood experiences in the State of Georgia.

Hometown

Ann Arbor, MI

Additional Information

<http://iprce.emory.edu/about/welcome.html>

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-9402-0640

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