- Assists numerous states in upgrading young driver licensing systems to reflect cutting edge science and evaluates the approaches used to implement such systems.
- Evaluation of young driver safety policies whose introduction has created natural experiments.
- Naturalistic research (in-vehicle recording) to study what transpires inside teenage drivers’ vehicles and to better measure young driver exposure.
- Developing an intervention, using modern learning theory, developments in cognitive psychology, recent findings from HSRC’s studies of parent-teen interactions regarding driving, to improve parental supervision and management of young teenage drivers.
Primary teaching areas
- Adolescent injury risk, especially transportation-related
- Research design, survey research, observational field studies
- Adolescent health policy development, evaluation, advocacy
Primary Research areas
- Teenage driver behavior
- Alcohol use and injury
- Observational field research design and implementation