Areas of Focus

Motor Vehicle Crash


The U-M Injury Prevention Center is a leader in the field of transportation safety. We have funded work ranging from young driver safety to child passenger seat safety, as well as bicycle/motor vehicle safety. We are continually working to improve motor vehicle safety. Below you’ll find links to more information about our work in this area, as well as a listing of members doing work or interested in this area. We invite you to explore and join us as we move forward to advance research and prevention.

Checkpoints Teen Driver Safety Program

The Checkpoints Program is an evidence-based, parent-oriented teen-driving intervention, using a sustainable delivery mode that could be adopted and institutionalized nationwide.

Watch a video for parents on the value of using Checkpoints to help keep their teen driver safe during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Click here to download the U-M Injury Prevention Center’s Issues & Solutions Sheet on Checkpoints.

U-M Injury Prevention Center Lunchtime Seminar on Risky Driving

How Multiple Male Peer Passengers Affect Male Adolescent Risky Driving; February 2, 2017

Dr. Anuj Pradhan presented his findings from his recent U-M IPC-funded study on adolescent male driving behavior during a 2017 lunchtime seminar. Dr. Pradhan is interested in the etiology of injuries and fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes from a human factors and behavioral standpoint.

Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention News & Events

11.27.22

SAVE the DATE: Safety 2022 – 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion: Postponed to November 27-30, 2022

Injury prevention and safety promotion is a maturing area. It involves many disciplines and interest…

03.30.22

Save the Date: SAVIR Annual Conference

Mark your calendar for March 30-April 1 2022 – the SAVIR Conference will take place…

03.13.22

Save The Date: Lifesavers Conference

The 2022 Lifesavers  Conference will provide a global platform with 70 workshops in nine tracks,…

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07.29.21

U-M Injury Prevention Center Newsletter July 2021

This month’s highlights include our fall 2021 Virtual Research Symposium; the U-M IPC Exploratory Project…

07.28.21

Explore the Updated IPC Injury Course with New Content on Firearm Safety, ACES, Drowning Prevention, and Health Inequities

Explore the Updated IPC Injury Course with New Content on Firearm Safety, ACES, Drowning Prevention, and…

07.23.21

New Visual Abstract & Publication Brief: Creating a “Choose Your Topic” Massive Open Online Course: an Innovative Approach to Delivering Injury Prevention Education

New Visual Abstract & Publication Brief: Creating a “Choose Your Topic” Massive Open Online Course:…

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Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention Information & Tools

Evidence-Based Teen Driver Safety Program: Checkpoints

The Checkpoints Program is an evidence-based, parent-oriented teen-driving intervention, using a sustainable delivery mode that could be adopted and institutionalized nationwide.

Prevention Resources

Parent Guide for Coaching Teen Drivers

Guide for helping parents supervise their teen’s driving practice throughout the entire learner period, before they begin independent driving. Developed by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, this resource helps guide the process starting with the simplest, safest conditions, progressing slowly to more challenging driving conditions, and practicing the same skills repeatedly and with focus.

 

Summary of an Evidence-Based Teen Driver Safety Program-Checkpoints™

This handout highlights the Checkpoints™ program, an evidence-based teen driver safety intervention that involves an interactive parent-teen driving agreement. All materials are available for free for all states at youngdriverparenting.org. 

 

Legislative Issues & Policy Briefs

 Cell Phone Use & Motor Vehicle Crash Risk in Michigan

This document is about motor vehicle crash risk in Michigan and current law on texting, handheld cell phone use, and all cell phone use in Michigan and all around the United States.

 

Cost of Fatal Injuries in Michigan

This document describes the cost of fatal injuries in Michigan and the implications for public health practice.

 Effect of Michigan’s Helmet Law Repeal

This document describes the impact of Michigan’s universal helmet law’s partial repeal in April 2012 on helmet usage, head injuries and fatalities, and the financial implications.

Funded Research Projects Focused on Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention

The U-M Injury Prevention Center has funded current and past injury research projects focusing on motor vehicle crash prevention. Peruse the projects listed below.

Core Faculty and Practitioners with Expertise in Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention

 

 

 

Please click on a faculty/practitioner’s name to access their full profile with research interests and funded projects.

Carol Flannagan, PhD
Motor Vehicle Crash Content Lead
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Michelle L. Macy

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine,

Anuj Pradhan
Anuj Kumar Pradhan

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Jingwen Hu

Research Associate Professor, Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan

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Elizabeth Mott

Child Passenger Safety Technician and Instructor, Pediatric Trauma, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan

Carol Flannagan
Carol Flannagan

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

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Kathleen DeSantis Klinich

Associate Research Scientist, Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan

Bethany Folsom

Injury Prevention Coordinator, Pediatric Trauma Program, University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

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Lisa Buckley

Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland

Jason Goldstick
Jason Goldstick

Director, Statistics and Methods Section, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Jean T. Shope

Research Professor Emerita, Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan

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Kelli Jankens

Trauma Injury Prevention Manager, Trauma Services, MidMichigan Medical Center, Midland, MI

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David W. Eby

Research Professor and Head of the Behavioral Sciences Group, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan

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Douglas Roehler

Health Scientist, Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Paul A. Green

Research Professor, UMTRI, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Marie Snodgrass

Injury Prevention Program Lead, Pediatric Trauma Program, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan

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Ronald Maio

Professor Emeritus, Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School

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Peter F. Ehrlich

Co-Director, Outreach and Translation Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Matthew P. Reed

Don B Chaffin Collegiate Research Professor, Biosciences Group, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

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Patrick Carter

Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

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Jennifer Zakrajsek

Research Area Specialist Lead, Behavioral Sciences Group, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

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Stewart Wang

Endowed Professor of Burn Surgery, Surgery, U-M Medical School

Members with Interest/Expertise in Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention

  • Abdul-Fatawu Shaibu
    Guidance and counseling
  • Aditi Misra, PhD.
    University of Michigan
  • Albert King, PhD
    Wayne State University
  • Allison LeBorgne, MPH
    Union County Health Department
  • Amanda Wyman
    Bronson Methodist Hospital
  • Amber Kroeker
    Randall Children's Hospital
  • Andrea Huseth-Zosel, PhD
    North Dakota State University
  • Bayu Satria Wiratama, PhD
    Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Bridget Fox
    St John of God Kerry Services
  • Carla Kohoyda-Inglis, MPA
    University of Michigan
  • Carrie Cantrell, LMSW, MPH
    Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Carrie Musolf
    University of Michigan
  • Chastity Flint, BSN, RN
    Driscoll Health Plan
  • Christian Lumaj
    University of Michigan
  • Cynthia Miller, MSN
    Bronson Methodist Hospital
  • Daniel Griffith, MBA
    Virginia University of Lynchburg
  • Devendra Kumar, PhD
    Indian Institute of Technology
  • Diamond Buchanan
    Diamond Buchanan
  • Diana Bowman, PhD
    Arizona State University
  • Dipa Gurung Rai
    John Maxwell
  • Dominique Leibbrandt, PhD
    Stellenbosch University
  • Dr. Alex Joseph
    SRM School of Public Health, SRM Institute of Science and Technolog,y Kattankulathur, India
  • Dr. Yahya Alnashri
    Johns Hopkins University, USA & Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • Eaysir Arafat, MPhil
    Centre for Accident research and Road safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q)
  • Elizabeth Lowery, MPH
    Virginia Department of Health
  • Farideh Almani, MPH
    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
  • Fred Feng, Ph.D.
    University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Gaurav Kaushik, Ph.D.
    Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Hersendeep Chhokar, MA
    Royal Roads University
  • Ibrahim Gwarzo, MBBS, MPH
    Texas A&M University School of Public Health