Charles Jennissen, MD
Charles Jennissen, MD, is a pediatric emergency medicine physician and a clinical professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Most of Dr. Jennissen’s research projects have addressed injury-related issues, especially those involving off-road vehicles. Dr. Jennissen is very active in the Iowa ATV Safety Taskforce and is a member of a national coalition led by the Consumer Federation of America that has been working to inform the public and governing officials of the dangers of off-road vehicles on public roads. The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is a member of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids and Dr. Jennissen serves as its Primary Investigator. He grew up on a dairy farm in central Minnesota and has been an advisory board member of I-CASH (Iowa Center for Agricultural Safety and Health) for 24 years. He is proud to have received the SAFE KIDS Iowa “People Who Make a Difference” Award in 2006.