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Marian BetzMarian E. Betz is a practicing emergency physician who conducts research in injury epidemiology and prevention, with a specific focus on older drivers. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Yale University and both her medical and Master's in Public Health degrees at Johns Hopkins University. Prior work has included numerous publications and numerous presentations related to older drivers, with a focus on physician communication with older drivers in clinical settings and on the development of a brief screening tool to identify older drivers who should receive additional assessment. In addition to her continued work related to the screening tool, she is also exploring driver and provider opinions about "advanced driving directives." Her work has received funding support from numerous organizations, and she is a current recipient of a Paul Beeson Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Betz also provides community lectures about safe driving for older adults, and she teaches medical, graduate and other students about evidence-based public health.

Dr. DiGuiseppi Carolyn DiGuiseppi is a preventive medicine physician and Professor of Epidemiology and Community & Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She served as Deputy Director of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center until August 2013. Before joining the CU Anschutz faculty in 2000, she was a senior research fellow at the University College London, London, UK, where she received her doctorate in epidemiology. Dr. DiGuiseppi has served on a variety of federal and state advisory committees and is currently a member of the editorial boards of Injury Prevention and the Cochrane Injuries Review Group. She has published more than 120 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and scholarly reviews. A primary focus of her research is the evaluation of community-based injury prevention interventions, including programs to promote seat belt use in rural drivers, prevent residential fire deaths, and reduce older adult falls. She is currently collaborating with Dr. ME Betz to examine development and implementation of a tiered older driver assessment program in primary care settings, and the perspectives of older drivers about such programs.