Phyllis Agran

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Professor, Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Childhood Injury Prevention Research Group
M.D., UCI, 1977
M.P.H., Harvard University, 1969
M.A., Boston University, 1968, Biology
B.A., University of California Berkeley, 1966, Zoology
University of California, Irvine
Department of Pediatrics
3800 Chapman Ave. Suite 2200
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Injury Prevention and Control; School Health
Academic Distinctions
CHOC Children’s and Miller Children’s. “Pediatrician Makes a Difference Mentoring a Second-year Resident. Summer 2015.
Special Achievement Award, American Academy of Pediatrics “for her dedication and commitment at the local, state, and national levels in supporting injury and violence prevention initiatives.” 2014
California Chapter 4, American Academy of Pediatrics Service Award 2013
Orange County School Nurses Organization. Community Halo Award 2012
The American Academy of Pediatrics Special Achievement Award 2012
California, American Academy of Pediatrics, Chapter 4 Award 2012
Research Abstract
1. Injury epidemilogy and prevention. Translating research findings into evidence-based guidelines, policies and interventions for preventing injuries.
2. Clinic in the Park •Connect •Screen •Educate is an innovative model using public space for health.
Award from HHS Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children
3. School Health and School Nurses
Awards and Honors
American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatrician of the Year 2020
Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association 2006-2023
Pioneer Award. Injury Free Coalition for Kids 2018
UCI Champions of Pediatrics 2018
California Department of Public Health. Let's Get Healthy Innovation Award 2016 & 2017 for Clinic in the Park
Short Biography
Phyllis Agran MD, MPH is a pediatrician/pediatric gastroenterologist and professor emeritus (on recall) UC Irvine, Department of Pediatrics, and Institute for Clinical & Translational Research. She founded the Child Injury Prevention Research Unit at UCI focused on translating research into policy, such as the first California Mandatory Child Passenger Restraint Law (SB 576, 1982) and elimination of travel in the cargo areas of pickup trucks. Under her leadership AAP, CA is the sponsor of a newly introduced (January 2022) CA Senate Bill 855: Child Drowning Data Collection Pilot Project. She is a former member of the Executive Committee, National American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Injury & Violence Prevention (COIVPP) and chairs the AAP-OC COIVPP. She invests in mentoring the next generation of health professionals. Dr. Agran received her BA degree from UC Berkeley, master’s degree in Biology from Boston University, an MPH from Harvard University, and medical degree from UC Irvine.
Factors associated with restraint use of children in fatal crashes., Agran P, Anderson C, Winn D., Pediatrics, Electronic Pages. 102(3)., September 1998
Differences between pickup truck and automobile driver-owners., Anderson C, Winn D, Agran P., Accident Analysis and Prevention. 31., 1999, 67-76
Household poisoning exposure among children of Mexican-born mothers: an ethnographic study., Mull DS, Agran PF, Winn DG, Anderson CL., Western Journal of Medicine. 171(1)., 1999, 16-19
Traffic calming and kids., Jacobsen P, Anderson CL, Winn DG, Moffat J, Agran PF, Sakar S., ITE Journal on the web. 70(2)., 2000, 71-75
Fatalities to occupants of cargo areas of pickup trucks., Anderson CL, Agran PF, Winn DG, Greenland S., Accident Analysis and Prevention. 32(4)., 2000, 533-540
Developing a model law restricting the transporting of passengers in cargo-areas of pickup trucks., Christoffel T, Agran PF, Winn DG, Anderson CL, Del Valle C., Journal of Public Health Policy. 21(1)., 2000, 61-79
Injury in children of low-income Mexican, Mexican American, and Non-Hispanic White mothers: An ethnographic study., Mull DS, Agran PF, Winn DG, Anderson CL., Social Science and Medicine., 2000
Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention. American Academy of Pediatrics. Children in Pickup Trucks. Policy Statement., Agran PF, Bull MJ, et al., Pediatrics. 106(4)., 2000, 857-859
Pickup truck use in the National Personal Transportation Survey., Anderson CL, Agran PF, Winn DG., Accident Analysis and Prevention. 33, 2001, 499-506
Rates of pediatric and adolescent injuries by year of age., Agran PF, Winn DG, Anderson CL., Pediatrics, 108(3), 2001, e45
Agran P, (lead author) Committee on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention and Council on School Health.
School Transportation Safety. American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2007;120(1):213-220.

Agran P, Hoffman, B. Child Passenger Safety: Direction, Selection, Location, Installation. Pediatric Annals.

Agran P, (co-author) Policy Statement – Pedestrian Safety. Committee on Injury, Violence and Poison
Prevention. American Academy of Pediatrics.
Pediatrics (124(2): 2009.
2014-2019 Clinic in the Park. HHS, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children
Professional Societies
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Hepatology and Nutrition
American Public Health Association
Injury Free Coalition for Kids
California & Orange County Medical Associations
Other Experience
Executive Director
Clinic in the Park (fiscal sponsor OneOC) 2012—pres
Former Executive Committee Council Injury and Violence Prevention, Committee American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics 2015—2021
Founder & Director Childhood Injury Prevention Research Unit
UCI 1981—2005
Research Centers
Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research (Dept of Emergency Medicine
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