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Carol Flannagan, PhD

Director, Center for Management of Information for Safe and Sustainable Transportation (CMISST), University of Michigan

Research Professor, Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan

Motor Vehicle Crash Content Lead, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center




Dr. Flannagan is a Research Professor in UMTRI's Biosciences Group, and Director of the Center for the Management of Information for Safe and Sustainable Transportation CMISST, at UMTRI. She serves on the Statistics and Methods section of the Research Core at the U-M Injury Prevention Center (IPC) providing support for transportation methods, data, and analysis. Dr. Flannagan is also the Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC) Content Lead for the IPC Center, providing expertise in the area of MVC prevention science.

Dr. Flannagan has over 20 years of experience conducting data analysis and research on injury risk related to motor vehicle crashes and was responsible for the development of a model of injury outcome that allows side-by-side comparison of public health, vehicle, roadway and post-crash interventions.

Research Interests

Dr. Flannagan’s research interests include:
• focuses on analysis of data related to transportation, with an emphasis on light-vehicle safety
• uses large and small datasets related to transportation in her work
• centers around statistical methods (development or use) applied to transportation problems