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UAlbany: The Epidemiology and Prevention of Cellphone-Related Distracted Driving | Thursday, April 9

Join us for a talk on the epidemiology and prevention of cellphone-related distracted driving on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the University at Albany School of Public Health!

Given the ubiquitous nature of cellphones, cellphone-related distracted driving has become a prevalent traffic safety concern with devastating consequences for road users of all ages. Control strategies (education, policy intervention, and technological approaches) will be discussed in the context of reducing and preventing cellphone-related distracted driving behaviors and traffic injuries.

This talk will be given by Dr. Motao Zhu, associate professor of pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. With doctoral training in epidemiology and medicine, and active research for the past 14 years, Dr. Zhu is well versed in travel behaviors and transportation injuries. He has received multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grants to conduct research in cell phone use while driving, teen driving, and traffic policy and has published in a number of high impact journals.

Date: April 9, 2020

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Location: University at Albany School of Public Health

1 University Place, Rensselaer, New York 12144

The event is free and all are welcome. Register today!