Jessica Hafetz Mirman, PhD

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Jessica Hafetz Mirman, PhD, is a scientist in the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine and Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Graduate Degree

PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology - Fordham University, New York NY

Additional Training

Certificate in Mixed-Methods Research – Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles


Program Director, Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine




Curry, A.E., Peek-Asa, C., Hamann, C., & Mirman, J.H. (2015). Effectiveness of Parent-Focused Interventions to Increase Novice Driver Safety: A Critical Review. Journal of Adolescent Health, 57(1), S6-S14.


Mirman, J.H., Curry, A.E., Winston, F.K., Wang, W., Elliot, M.R., Schultheis, M.T., Fisher Thiel, M.C., & Durbin, D.R. (2014). Effect of the TeenDrivingPlan on the Driving Performance of Teenagers Before Licensure: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatrics.168(8), 764-771.

Mirman, J.H., Albert, W.D., Curry, A.E., Fisher Thiel, M.C., Winston, F.K., Durbin, D.R. (2014). TeenDrivingPlan effectiveness: The effect of quantity and diversity of practice on teens' driving performance. Journal of Adolescent Health.55(5), 620–626.

Winston, F.K., Mirman, J.H., Curry, A.E., Fisher Thiel, M.C., Pfeiffer, M.R., Elliott, M.R., Durbin, D.R., (2014). Engagement with the TeenDrivingPlan and diversity of teens’ supervised practice driving: Lessons for Internet-based intervention development. Injury Prevention. Online First.

Durbin, D.R., Mirman, J.H., Curry, A.E., Wang, W., Schultheis, M.T., Winston, F.K. (2014). Driving Errors of Learner Teens: Frequency, Nature and their Association with Practice. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 72, 433-439.

Mirman, J.H., Curry, A.E., Schultheis, M.T., Brant, C., Winston, F.K., & Durbin, D.R. (2014). Development of an on-road driving assessment for learner teen drivers. Transportation Research Record. Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 2465, 64-72.

Mirman, J.H., Curry, A.E., Fisher Thiel, M.C., Wang, W., & Durbin, D.R. (2014). It Takes Two:  A brief report examining mutual support between parents and teens learning to drive. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 69, 23-29.

Mirman, J.H., Curry, A.E., Zonfrillo, M.R., Seifert, S.J., Corregano, L. & Arbogast, K. Parents’ confidence in safety seat installations: What matters most? (2014). Injury Prevention. 20 (3),167-171.

Tiedeken, M.E., Manire, M., Bonfiglio, D.J., Casty,  K., Mirman, J.H., Lee, Y-C. Assessing Driver-Passenger Interactions in a Simulated Driving Environment A pilot study with teen drivers. (2014). Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 58(1), 2028-2032.


Mirman, J.H., Albert, D., Jacobsohn, L.S., & Winston, F.K. (2012) Factors associated with adolescents’ propensity to drive with multiple passengers and to engage in risky driving behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health. 50(6), 634–640.

Mirman, J. H., Lee, Y.-C., Kay, J., Durbin, D. R., & Winston, F. K. (2012). Development of web-based parent program to improve the quantity, quality and diversity of teens' home-based pre-licensure practice driving. Transportation Research Record. Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 2318, 107-115.

Curry, A.E., Mirman, J.H., Kallan, M.J., Winston, F.K., & Durbin, D.R. (2012). Peer Passengers: How Do They Affect Teen Crashes? Journal of Adolescent Health. 50(6), 588-594.

Mirman, J.H. and Kay,J. (2011). From passengers to drivers: Parent perceptions about how adolescents learn to drive, Journal of Adolescent Research, 27(3), 401-424.

Curry, AE., Hafetz, J., Kallan, MJ, Winston, FK., & Durbin, DR. (2011). Prevalence of teen driver errors leading to serious motor vehicle crashes. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 43(4), 1285-1290.

Marsac, M.L., Mirman, J.H., Kohser, K., & Kassam-Adams, N. (2011). Child coping and parent coping assistance during the peri-trauma period in injured children. Families, Systems & Health, 4, 279-290.

Hafetz, J., Jacobsohn, L., García-España, J.F., Curry. A.E., & Winston, F.K. (2010). Adolescents’ perceptions of the advantages and disadvantages of abstention from cell phone use while driving. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 42(6), 1570-1576.


Hafetz, J. & Miller, V. (2010). Child and parent perceptions of monitoring in chronic illness management: A qualitative study. Child: Care, Health and Development, 36(5), 655-662

Burton, L., Henninger, D., Hafetz, J., & Cofer, J. (2009). Aggression, gender-typical childhood play, and a prenatal hormonal index. Social Behavior and Personality, 37, 105-116.


Awards and Honors

2009 Fellow, Applied Research in Child and Adolescent Development, Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD
2002-2005 Presidential Scholarship, Fordham University
2002 Phi Beta Kappa, University of Delaware