Wednesday, January 11, 2017

In-vehicle technology and parent engagement: A randomized trail to improve safe teen driving - Injury and Violence Seminar Series

FEBRUARY 8, 2017
12-1 PM

Corinne Peek-Asa, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Director, Injury Prevention Research Center

University of Iowa, College of Public Health

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injury and death for US teens, and teen drivers have crash rates higher than any other age group. In-vehicle technology that provides driving feedback to teens has been identified as a promising approach to reduce driving errors, as have efforts to improve parent supervision of teen driving. Dr. Peek-Asa will describe the neurobehavioral context for why teens are high-risk drivers, and she will present results from a randomized trial that tested the impact of in-vehicle feedback technology paired with a parent engagement program.

Corinne Peek-Asa, PhD is the Associate Dean for Research at the University of Iowa, College of Public Health, and Professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health. She is the Director of the CDC-funded Injury Prevention Research Center and is the Principal Investigator for the NIH-funded University of Iowa International Injury and Violence Prevention Training program. Dr. Peek-Asa received her PhD in Epidemiology at UCLA in 1995 and has conducted epidemiological research on a number of injury topics including traffic safety, workplace violence, agricultural injury, home safety, and youth violence.