Jean T. Shope

Research Professor Emerita


(734) 764-6328


University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Room 406 2901 Baxter Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

fax (734) 647-3330


Research Interests and Areas of Expertise

Dr. Shope began conducting research at UMTRI in 1991, and served as the head of the Social and Behavioral Analysis Division from 1995 to 2005 and as associate director of UMTRI from 2006 to 2012. Dr. Shope was the director of the U-M Center for Injury Prevention among Youth, a collaboration between UMTRI and the U-M School of Public Health that led to the founding of the University of Michigan Injury Center, now a CDC-funded injury control research center.

Dr. Shope has an extensive background in funded behavioral science research, much of it regarding school health education, adolescent health promotion and risk reduction, adolescent substance use, adolescent driving, at-risk drinking, drink/driving, older drivers, and graduated driver licensing. Research sponsors include the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Safety Council, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, General Motors, and Toyota, as well as various state agencies and departments. Dr. Shope has a substantial publication record, and is a sought-after expert, especially in the injury prevention areas of teen and young adult drivers, driver education, and graduated driver licensing.



Additional Information

ORCID: 0000-0001-5242-0697