February 7, 2020

Population-based strategies to improve driving safety

Time

1:40pm - 3:00pm

Location

1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village

Speaker(s)

Linda Hill, Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, UC San Diego

Abstract

Driving behaviors and driving safety involve complex interactions between the driver, their vehicle and the environment.  Driving behaviors account for approximately 95% of crashes, but interventions to reduce known risks often don’t reach the target audience.  The presenter will discuss strategies employed by the UC San Diego Center for Human and Urban Mobility to improve driving safety.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Hill, MD, MPH is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UCSD. She is Director of the UCSD/SDSU General Preventive Medicine Residency, and Senior Staff Physician at San Diego Family Care. She is the Director of the UCSD Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (treds.ucsd.edu), and the Center for Human and Urban Mobility (http://urbanhuman.ucsd.edu), and directs the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety LongROAD study (San Diego site)(aaa longroad). Her driving safety work is greatly enhanced by the collaborative efforts with colleagues at UCSD, with expertise in robotics, computer science, neuroscience and engineering.