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Center for Injury Research and Policy

Graduate Seminars in Injury Research and Policy

305.861.01   |   3rd Term: 2017-18

Please join the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Department of Health Policy and Management as we present “Current Issues at Intersection of Transportation Safety and Technology.” Join us as we hear from national and local leaders in the field of engineering. Seminars will be held on Mondays from Noon – 1:20pm in Hampton House 250. The faculty sponsor for this seminar is Dr. Johnathon Ehsani ( If you need additional information please contact Ms. Edith Jones (, or for course-related issues, the Teaching Assistant, Mitch Doucette (


Using Instrumented Vehicles to Understand Driver Behavior

Seminar 1: January 22, 2018
Speaker: Johnathon Ehsani, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Ethical Decision Making During Automated Vehicle Crashes 

Seminar 2: January 29, 2018
Speaker: Noah J. Goodall, PhD, PE
Research Scientist, Virginia Transportation Research Council

Advanced Driver Assist Technology

Seminar 3: February 5, 2018
Speaker: Jessica Cicchino, PhD
Vice President, Research, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Using Alcohol Interlock Technologies to Prevent Alcohol-Involved Fatal Crashes

Seminar 4: February 12, 2018
Speaker: Beth McGinty, PhD
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

App-Based Technologies to Advance Child Occupant Safety 

Seminar 5: February 19, 2018
Speaker: Andrea Gielen, ScD
Professor, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Policy and Driver Safety Technologies

Seminar 6: February 26, 2018
Speaker: Jeff Michael, EdD
Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The Role of Data and Transparency in Advancing Vehicle Safety Technology

Seminar 7: March 5, 2018
Speaker: David Friedman
Director of Cars and Product Policy and Analysis, Consumers Union

Reflections and Considerations of the Future of Driver Safety and Technology

Seminar 8: March 12, 2018

Course Syllabus

Grading: All students will receive a grade of Pass or Fail. A grade of Pass will be based on attendance and participation. Students must attend all seminars, including the final session, which will be a discussion of the seminar. Participation in the final session (March 12th, 2018) is mandatory. Students are allowed one excused absence. Please contact the TA, Mitch Doucette, if you will be absent from class. Students who miss more than one seminar must contact Mitch Doucette or Dr. Ehsani to seek permission to conduct a critical review of a journal article, related to technology and safety, in order to pass the course.

Participation: Students are asked to review the suggested reading, if there is one, before coming to class. Participation is required, so please come with questions and comments to contribute to a lively discussion.

CoursePlus: All available suggested readings are posted on Courseplus. A PowerPoint copy of the slides will be available the day after the presentation under the appropriate session folder. To access Courseplus go to  and enter your e-learning username and password. If you have not registered for Courseplus, follow instructions below the sign-in tab. Students who are not registered for this course will not have access to the online materials.

Additional Opportunities Available from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy (JHCIRP)

Doctoral Training in Occupational Injury Epidemiology and Prevention: This interdisciplinary doctoral training program in Occupational Injury Epidemiology and Prevention is designed to enable graduate trainees to contribute significantly to research on worker injuries and to the development and evaluation of measures to reduce the burden of occupational injury and disability. The curriculum provides courses in the relevant areas of injury prevention, safety, quantitative and qualitative methods, prevention policy, and behavioral and social sciences. Among the skills mastered are occupational injury risk analysis, assessment, and reduction; injury epidemiology; critical evaluation of research data and recognition of deficiencies in the literature; ability to analyze data and provide recommendations to prevent or control injuries in the workplace. Students in the program usually enter careers in professional practice or in research and/or teaching at the university, government or the private sector level. It is preferred that students matriculate as PhD students in HPM; however, it is possible to matriculate through other departments at JHSPH. You must adhere to the Department’s admissions deadlines to be eligible for this training opportunity.

For more information, please contact Dr. Keshia Pollack ( 410-502-6272.