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Jonathan Midgett

Advisor to Commissioner Elliot F. Kaye
Senior Science and Policy Advisor
Jonathan D. Midgett, Ph.D. is a Senior Science and Policy Advisor to Commissioner Elliot F. Kaye, the former Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Dr. Midgett joined the CPSC in 2001 as an engineering psychologist evaluating emerging hazards and contributing to the development of voluntary and mandatory standards. As the leader of the Children’s Hazards Program Area Team in the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, he regularly contributed expert testimony and scientific analysis of human behavior, child development, cognition and motor skills for investigations and rulemaking associated with the prevention of all types of childhood injuries. Dr. Midgett has taught university classes on infancy, early and middle childhood, research methods, and exceptional children. His interests include drowning prevention, poisoning prevention, perceptual psychology, cognitive development, family studies and academic achievement. His research has appeared in Injury Prevention, Academic Pediatrics, the Journal of Pediatrics and the Journal of Children’s Health. Nevertheless, Dr. Midgett’s children are still allowed to play sports, climb trees and experiment with chemistry sets.