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Dr. David EbyDavid W. Eby is a Research Professor and Head of the Behavioral Sciences Group at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Dr. Eby is also the Director of the Center for Advancing Transportation Leadership and Safety (ATLAS Center), sponsored by the US Department of Transportation. Dr. Eby earned a doctorate degree in experimental psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1991.

An important component of Dr. Eby's research has been to improve the safety and mobility of older adults. He has investigated how in-vehicle navigation assistance systems might be useful for maintaining safe driving in the older population and he led the development and testing of a self-screening instrument intended to educate older adults about their current abilities, what those abilities mean for safe driving, and what older adults can do to continue driving safely.

Dr. Eby has directed numerous projects related to transportation and aging. Dr. Eby has authored more than 200 articles and book chapters. Dr. Eby is an Associate Editor of "Accident Analysis & Prevention," a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and the first author of the book titled "Maintaining Safe Mobility in an Aging Society."

Lisa Molnar Lisa J. Molnar is an Associate Research Scientist in the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute's Behavioral Sciences Group and the Associate Director of the Center for Advancing Transportation Leadership and Safety (ATLAS Center). Her primary areas of research interest are traffic safety and driver behavior.

Dr. Molnar has worked on a variety of projects focusing: on older driver safety and mobility; the use of vehicle technology to improve driver safety; behavioral effects and safety outcomes associated with traffic laws, policies, and programs; adolescent driving behavior; prevention of alcohol-impaired driving; and use and misuse of safety belts and child safety seats. In the area of older driver safety and mobility, she co-authored two self-screening tools intended to educate people about how changes in cognitive, perceptual, and psychomotor abilities can affect driving, and what can be done to maintain safe driving. She was also the primary author of two guides that identify promising programs and practices in the areas of screening and assessment, education and training, vehicle modifications and advanced technology, roadway design, and alternative transportation. Her recent work has focused on the self-regulation of driving among older adults. Dr. Molnar holds a Master of Health Services Administration in Public Health Policy and Administration from the University of Michigan and a PhD from Monash University in Melbourne Australia with an emphasis on road safety.

Lindsay RyanLindsay H. Ryan is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Survey Research Center, part of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. She received her B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo in 2003 and her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies in 2008 from the Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Ryan's research focuses broadly on healthy aging, with a focus on longitudinal analysis and survey design. In particular, she studies the intersection of contextual influences and interpersonal characteristics on physical health, well-being, and cognition in adulthood. Dr. Ryan has been a Network Associate for the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society since 2011.