Christine Vitale, RN, MSN

Christine Vitale, RN, MSN

Injury Prevention Manager

Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Pittsburgh

Chris Vitale is the injury prevention manager for UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has a bachelor's degree in nursing from Carlow College in Pittsburgh and a master's degree in nursing education from Duquesne University, also in Pittsburgh. Her nursing education focus was on community education and outreach. She has extensive experience in health care, including clinical, education and administrative positions, all in the field of trauma.

Prior to joining Children's Hospital and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids partnership, Ms. Vitale was a prevention specialist working with children and families in local schools and communities. She coordinated and implemented school programs for grades K-12 focusing on drug and alcohol prevention and intervention, violence prevention, families in transition, coping skills, and grief and loss. She also coordinated and participated in prevention education for families, communities faculty and staff. Her area of expertise is grief and loss, and she is also a bereavement facilitator for children at The Caring Place, a community bereavement center for children and families.

Ms. Vitale is available to answer questions via e-mail or telephone. Her e-mail address can be found at the top of this page. Her phone number and address follow:

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Benedum Pediatric Trauma Program
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224