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Research Assistant Professor – School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Site Director – Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies

2063 Graves Hall
333 W. 10th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

(614) 366-2101

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Pediatric Injury Biomechanics

  • Child Restraint System (CRS) Performance

  • CRS Usability and Compatibility

  • Child Passenger Safety Outreach/Education

Research Focus

My research primarily focuses on understanding and preventing pediatrics injury. Specifically, I am interested in the performance and fit of child restraint systems (CRS) in vehicles, trends in pediatric car crash injuries, and understanding how caregivers learn about and interact with CRS. I work closely with industry leaders within the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS). I collaborate with industry representatives to develop cutting-edge research ideas with results that can be directly translated into industry applications.

Recent Publications

Mansfield JA, Kwon HJ, Kang Y. (April 2020). “The roles of vehicle seat cushion stiffness and length in child restraint system (CRS) performance.” SAE International. Paper No. 2020-01-0977.

Mansfield JA, Sribnick EA, Rhodes C, Fullaway V, Bolte IV JH. (November 2019). Short Communication: “Novel use of a halo orthosis on pediatric anthropometric test devices (ATDs) in frontal sled tests.” 63rd Stapp Car Crash Conference. Technical Paper 2019-22-0018.

Mansfield JA, Zaragoza-Rivera YN, Baker GH, Bolte IV JH. (June 2019). “Evaluation of interventions to make top tether hardware more visible during child restraint system (CRS) installations.” Traffic Injury Prevention. 20(5):534-539.

Recent Presentations

Mansfield JA, Presenter. (Sept 2020). “Hitting a moving target: The challenges of understanding pediatric biomechanics.” Presented at Ohio Child Passenger Safety Conference.

Mansfield JA, Presenter. (March 2020). “Navigating non-standard LATCH and other misuse.” Presented at Lifesavers Conference.

Mansfield JA, Presenter, Belwadi AN, Hauschild HW, Taylor AM, Bolte IV JH. (October 2019). “Pediatric response to oblique loading in aircraft seats with standard and inflatable seat belts.” Presented at the 9th Triennial International Fire & Cabin Safety Research Conference—Federal Aviation Administration. Atlantic City, NJ.


  • BS, Ohio Northern University (Mechanical Engineering; Physics Minor), 2009
  • MS, The Ohio State University (Mechanical Engineering), 2011
  • PhD, The Ohio State University (Biomedical Engineering), 2019

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