Regional Safety Task Force

Transportation Safety Beyond Crash Data: Linking with Public Health

1:00 pm, May 20, 2024

Watch Recording

Transportation Safety Beyond Crash Data: Linking with Public Health

Monday, May 20, 2024

 1 PM -  3 PM ET

Via Zoom


Please join us for the next Regional Safety Task Force (RSTF) meeting, which will be devoted to exploring the overlap of public health, epidemiology, and transportation safety. Guest presenters will highlight innovative ways to look at crash data as it connects to public health data, courts data, and more. Plus, a new tool unveiled - the New Jersey Safety and Health Outcomes (NJ-SHO) Data Warehouse. Q+A will follow. Attendees will have the opportunity to react to guest presentations and create action items in breakout groups. 


Please register for the meeting here. 


Featured Speakers


Cara Hamann, PhD, University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center

Dr. Cara Hamann is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Core Director of Training and Education for the Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of Iowa with over 17 years of research experience. Her research focuses on unintentional injury prevention, with a focus on transportation safety. Her work includes naturalistic studies, intervention development and evaluation, and linked analyses of transportation, justice, and medical data of high-risk and vulnerable road user groups and locations (rural areas, bicyclists, pedestrians, teen drivers, older drivers, child passenger restraint). Cara was most recently awarded the Faculty Communicating Ideas Award, which recognizes excellence in communicating research and scholarship. Cara will be sharing insights from her work with linking crash, medical, and courts data in Iowa.


Allison Curry, PhD, MPH, CHOP Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Dr. Allison Curry is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine, and a Senior Scientist and Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention. She has received numerous awards and has co-authored more than 85 publications. Allison will be unveiling the new webpage for the New Jersey Safety and Health Outcomes (NJ-SHO) Data Warehouse, a tool being used to advance safety and health research and associated epidemiologic methods through novel linkages of state-level administrative data sources—including driver licensing, motor vehicle crashes, traffic citations, medical records, healthcare utilization, and vital statistics data.



The next SS4A application deadline is May 16! If interested in applying, please reach out to to coordinate with the Regional Vision Zero effort.

May is National Bicycle Safety Month and Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

April 30, May 1 & 2 is the NJ TransAction conference - lots of DVRPC staff representation there, so please say hello!

May 8 is Bike and Roll to School Day, and May 17 is Bike to Work Day!

May 15 is Philadelphia’s Ride of Silence, honoring cyclists who have lost their lives in a crash. 

May 19-25 is National EMS Week.

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