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NHTSA associate administrator speaks on injury policy

May 19, 2013

Jeffrey Michael, EdD, associate administrator for research and program development at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was the featured speaker in the U-M Injury Center's distinguished faculty seminar series on May 21 at the North Campus Research Center, building 520. He presented "Nurturing Change in Injury Policy: A View from Washington, D.C."

Dr. Michael is responsible for the development of programs to increase seat belt use, decrease impaired driving, and improve the safety of motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and older drivers. Previously he served as director of the Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection Office, with responsibility for developing and promoting programs to reduce alcohol- and drug-impaired driving and increase the use of safety belts and child safety seats.

Dr. Michael previously served as chief of the agency's Emergency Medical Services Division, where he supported the national EMS system by developing and maintaining consensus guidelines for educating emergency medical technicians and improving EMS operations.

For information about upcoming events, visit the U-M Injury Center website.