About the Video
Boost ’em in the Back Seat is a theory-driven, research supported program created under the direction of Dr. Kelli England Will and her team in the Pediatrics Division of Community Health and Research at Eastern Virginia Medical School. The video illustrates the danger of prematurely transitioning children to an adult seat belt before they are 4’9” tall.
EVMS team members include:
Kelli England Will, PhD, Principal Investigator (Writer and Executive Producer)
Ann Lassiter Edwards, MS, Research Assistant Emily R. Gordon, MPH, Research Assistant
Ellen P. Libby, MPH, Research Assistant (former team member)
Kaitlyn Mondejar, MPH, Research Assistant (former team member)
We want to acknowledge the collaborative effort of the following partners who helped make this video possible.
Video Project Acknowledgements
For additional information about the research supporting the video, see the links in the side bar.
Video Awards Received
- John T. Hanna Award for Excellence in Traffic Safety and Occupant Protection
- Governor’s EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children
- Governor’s Transportation Safety Award in Occupant Protection
- Telly Award, Silver Winner in Safety Category
- Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children, Tidewater EMS Council
- Commonwealth Award of Excellence, Public Service, Virginia PRA
- Capital Award of Merit in Organic Social Media, Virginia PRA
- Circle of Excellence, Silver Award in Social Media, CASE