Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Join Our Researchers at Lifesavers

March 26, 2019
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CIRP researchers will be joining over 2,000 traffic safety professionals from law enforcement; industry; state government agencies; research; hospital-based injury prevention programs; and nonprofit safety groups at the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities in Lexington, Kentucky on March 31-April 2, 2019.  

We love this conference because it allows us to share our most recent research directly with the people best-positioned to translate evidence-based recommendations into action. We also enjoy reconnecting with colleagues who are equally passionate about saving lives through research and advocacy. 

If you plan to attend Lifesavers, don't miss these workshops that feature CIRP researchers:

Kit Delgado, MD, MS | Lifesavers 2019

Using Technology to Combat Distracted Driving -- Sunday, March 31, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm 
Join Kit Delgado, MD, MS in a panel discussion about leveraging technology to make cell phone use while driving NOT the social norm. He will explain how behavioral economics is being applied to smartphone telematics and usage-based insurance to incentivize safe behaviors, as well as the use of downloadable distracted driving blocking apps tied to rewards for their use. 



Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, RN, FAAN | Lifesavers 2019

Teen Distracted Driving: Pervasiveness, Perceptions & Possibilities -- Sunday, March 31, 4 pm-5:30 pm
Join Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, RN, FAAN in a panel discussion to learn about teen perceptions of distracted driving, why teens engage in behaviors they know are dangerous, including cell phone use while driving, and strategies to help teens become engaged drivers, not distracted drivers.



Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH | Lifesavers 2019

Moving Up & Moving Out, Keeping Older Drivers Safe -- Monday, April 1, 2:45 pm-3:45 pm
Join Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH in a panel exploring the research, driver education programs and laws aimed at addressing the safety of older teen drivers.




Patrice D. Tremoulet, PhD | Lifesavers 2019

Are Automated Vehicles the Future of Child Passenger Safety? -- Tuesday, April 2, 10:45 am-12:15 pm
Join Patrice D. Tremoulet, PhD in a panel discussion to learn about recommendations from the Safe Kids Worldwide Blue Ribbon Panel on Children in Autonomous Vehicles that address a gap in research and testing protocols for children under age 13. Panelists will also share current research on a variety of seating arrangements and current opportunities to involve traffic and child safety professionals in AV testing and development.