Joseph O’Neil, MD is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, and Department of Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Pediatrics at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Dr. O’Neil is the Chair of the Injury Prevention Committee for the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Co-Medical Director of the Automotive Safety Program at Riley Hospital.
Dr. O’Neil has served as an executive member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention, and as Abstract Chair for the AAP’s Scientific Meeting Day.
His research interests are public health, injury prevention, motor vehicle occupant protection and safe transportation of children with disabilities. Dr. O’Neil is involved in the assessment and development of community initiatives for injury prevention. His past and current projects include developing a program to reduce teen motor vehicle crashes, evaluation of injury-related infant mortality, reduction of injuries among children, and promoting programs for child passenger safety.
Dr. O’Neil earned his Medical and Master of Public Health degrees in public health from Indiana University School of Medicine. Prior to becoming a medical doctor, Dr. O’Neil earned his Bachelors and Master of Science in Civil Engineering (specializing in structural mechanics) from the University of Notre Dame. After earning his engineering degrees, he worked as a professional engineer for several years.