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.

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

10.11.18

Michigan Trauma Coalition 2018 Injury Prevention Symposium

Click here to register today! Registration $50 on or before September 28th $60 after September…

09.18.17

SAVIR 2017 Conference: Innovations in Injury Prevention Science

Thank you for attending the SAVIR 2017 Conference! The national conference was held September 18-20,…

02.02.17

How Multiple Male Peer Passengers Affect Male Adolescent Risky Driving

We invite you to join us for lunch and an informative seminar on Thursday, February…

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10.20.18

Injury Prevention MOOC Expands Training Resources

Injury Prevention MOOC Expands Training Resources “As far as feedback for the course, I really,…

06.03.17

New U-M Injury Center fact sheet: Cost of Fatal Injuries in Michigan

New U-M Injury Center fact sheet: Cost of Fatal Injuries in Michigan June 3, 2017…

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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

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

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

 

 Mott Drive Smart mobile website

This evidence-based parent resource can be used for teaching teens distracted driving prevention techniques.

 

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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Jingwen Hu

Research Associate Professor, Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan

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Kathleen DeSantis Klinich

Associate Research Scientist, Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan

Marie Snodgrass

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

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Patrick Carter

Assistant Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

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Lisa Buckley

Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland

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Anuj Kumar Pradhan

Assistant Research Scientist, Human Factors Group, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

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Peter F. Ehrlich

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

Carol Flannagan
Carol Flannagan

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

Bethany Folsom

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

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Paul A. Green

Research Professor, UMTRI, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

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Stewart Wang

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

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Jason Goldstick

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

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Michelle L. Macy

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School

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Elizabeth Mott

Child Passenger Safety Technician and Instructor, Pediatric Trauma, 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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Jennifer Zakrajsek

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

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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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Kelli Jankens

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

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Douglas Richard Roehler

Health Scientist, Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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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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Jean T. Shope

Research Professor Emerita, Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan

Members with Interest/Expertise in Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention

  • Aditi Misra, PhD.
    University of Michigan
  • Albert King, PhD
    Wayne State University
  • Amber Kroeker
    Randall Children's Hospital
  • Carla Kohoyda-Inglis, MPA
    University of Michigan
  • Carrie Cantrell, LMSW, MPH
    Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Diana Bowman, PhD
    Arizona State University
  • Farideh Almani, MPH
    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
  • Fred Feng
    University of Michigan
  • Johnathon Ehsani, PhD, MPH
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Jonathan Rupp, PhD
    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
  • King Hay Yang, PhD
    Wayne State University
  • Lawrence Schneider, PhD
    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
  • Lenora Olson, PhD
    Intermountain ICRC
  • Michelle Barnes, PhD
    University of Michigan
  • Miriam Manary, PhD
    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
  • Natalie Schellpfeffer, MD
    University of Michigan
  • Raina Shah, M.S.E., C.P.S.M., CPE
    Applied Safety and Ergonomics, Inc.
  • Shan Bao, PhD
    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
  • Tina Brunetti Sayer, PhD
    Toyota Technical Center