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C. Raymond Bingham

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Dr. Ray Bingham is a research professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Michigan School of Medicine, in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and heads the Young Driver Behavior and Injury Prevention Group of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. He received his doctorate in human development from the Pennsylvania State University in 1993. Dr. Bingham's research covers adolescent development, with a focus on adolescent driving and alcohol use, longitudinal research methodology, and multivariate statistics. He has utilized various theoretical approaches to examine psychosocial development, with particular attention to those factors that relate to driving risk and driving-related injury.

Dr. Bingham is currently Principal Investigator (PI) on a large efficacy study of a web-based, tailored brief motivational intervention to prevent/reduce alcohol misuse among college freshmen, and Co-PI on a longitudinal study of alcohol use and driving behavior among young adults, both funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). He is also PI on a study funded by the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development examining the effects of monitoring devices on novice teen drivers driving outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention recently funded him as PI on a study to identify how to increase parental involvement in the graduated driver licensing process, incorporate the CheckPoints program into driver education curricula, and better understand barriers to driver licensure that are experienced by disadvantaged teens. Dr. Bingham is a Co-Investigator on a study funded by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the Transportation Injury Research Foundation to evaluate driver education in Michigan. He has been PI or Co-PI on numerous other projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions National Institute on Injury Prevention and Control, the National Safety Council, NIAAA, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Michigan state agencies, and private corporations.

Dr. Bingham currently serves on the Governors Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, Sub-Committee for Novice Teen Drivers, Michigan Child Safety Seat Coalition, Livingston/Washtenaw Community Epidemiological Workgroup for the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant project, Advisory Board for the Michigan Center for Advancing Safe Transportation throughout the Lifespan, and is the Chair of the Patricia F. Waller Scholarship Committee.