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YDBIP Capabilities

Our primary expertise is in young driver behavior and injury prevention.  To carry out our research, we collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data through focus groups, expert panel groups, in-depth interviews, observation and surveys (in-person, web-based, phone and mail).  We also perform secondary analysis using existing datasets of interest (e.g., FARS: Fatality Analysis Reporting System), as well as comprehensive literature reviews.  We develop, test, implement and evaluate programs aimed at reducing motor vehicle crash risk.  Our group has expertise in each of the following areas:

  •     Crash data analysis
  •     Driver history record analysis
  •     Educational curriculum development
  •     Experimental design
  •     Field research
  •     Intervention development
  •     Interviews and focus groups
  •     Naturalistic experiments
  •     Observational studies
  •     Program development
  •     Program evaluation
  •     Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  •     Social and behavioral data collection
  •     Strategic and program planning
  •     Teaching and training
  •     Technical assistance
  •     Technology evaluation
  •     Telephone, mail, and computerized surveys
  •     Training/educational materials development
  •     Translational research
  •     Travel behavioral analysis