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Robin Riessman

Deputy Director UMass Safe
UMassAmherst


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Research and Background

The applied research conducted at the University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program (UMassSafe) involves examining highway safety problems simultaneously from research and programming perspectives, allowing us to develop distinctive solutions to transportation safety problems. We seek to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes through crash data analysis, program development, training, and project evaluation. The UMassSafe Traffic Safety Data Warehouse, which includes over 14 databases over 20 years, was created to enable rigorous examination of safety-related data – both traditional and nontraditional – to better understand crashes, driver behavior, and related factors. Of particular interest is assisting highway safety players in translating data and research results into practical information to be used to implement programs to save lives.

Contact Info

Robin Riessman
riessman@ecs.umass.edu
142A Marston Hall, 130 Natural Resources Rd., UMass,
Amherst, Massachusetts

Research in Action

Education

Masters of Public Health - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1996; BA in Psychology with minor in Health Education, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 1982

Publications

Riessman Robin, Gazzillo Jennifer, "State Police Traffic Crash Quality Assurance Project Crash Data Quality Improvement Action Plan", University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program for MA State Police, 2016. No link Available Yet.

Riessman Robin, Gazzillo Jennifer, "Evaluation of Crash Report Fields with Insufficient Data", University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program for Exec Office of Public Safety and Security Highway Safety Division and MA State Police, 2015, No Link Available Yet.

Riessman Robin and Gazzillo Jennifer, “Massachusetts Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention and Data Driven Policing,” University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program for the Massachusetts State Police, 2012. No link Available Yet

Knodler Michael, Riessman Robin, Rothenberg Heather, Gazzillo Jennifer, "Final Report: Improving Crash Data Quality in Massachusetts", University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program for MassDOT, 2008. No link Available Yet

Full Curriculum Vitae

Full Curriculum Vitae