Friday, February 14, 2014

SEMINAR: Driving High: To What Extent are Young Drivers at Risk?

Ashley Brooks-Russell, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health

Date: Thursday, February 27

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Education 1 Building, Room 1400, Anschutz Medical Campus

Increased access to marijuana in Colorado has raised public health and safety concerns, one of which is the anticipated increase in car crashes due to drugged driving. This presentation will examine the epidemiological evidence for fatal crash risk due to marijuana impaired driving, as well as the policy implications. The presentation will also discuss the prevalence of impaired driving among young drivers and disparities in risk, highlighting data from Colorado.

Ashley Brooks-Russell, MPH, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Community and Behavioral Health and member of the Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER) Program.  She completed her doctoral training in Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Her research focuses on adolescent injury prevention, with a particular focus on adolescent dating abuse, violence and suicide prevention, and teen risky driving. 

For more information visit or contact sara.brandspigel@ucdenver.eduThis seminar will be recorded and available for viewing online 2-3 weeks after the event here