Human Factors Expert, Distracted Driving, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Combining ideas from human factors, psychology, and engineering, Steve's work takes an interdisciplinary approach to injury prevention and analysis. Steve has a special interest in peoples' intuitive understanding of everyday things such as cars, traffic environments, phones, consumer/industrial products, and their own abilities to use these things safety. Steve's work provides many clues about why people willfully or unintentionally engage in risky behavior - how they perform in critical situations - and how we might best design products, warnings, and environments to prevent harmful outcomes.

Aside from being a career research scientist, Steve is an experienced driver, motorcyclist, bicyclist, skateboarder, and airplane and helicopter pilot and instructor.