Dr. Joel B. Greenhouse - (Co-Chair)
Carnegie Mellon University
JOEL B. GREENHOUSE is professor in the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also an adjunct professor of psychiatry, and adjunct professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to being professor, he was associate and assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University. He has served as associate dean for academic affairs. His areas of research include meta-analysis, causal inference, and various biostatistical applications. He has been awarded Statistician of the Year by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Statistical Association, he is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He has served as editor-in-chief for Statistics in Medicine, Associate Editor for Statistics, Politics, and Policy, associate editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association, and editor of IMS Lecture Notes – Monograph Series. He has served as a member of the NRC Committee on National Statistics, the NRC Committee on the Assessment of Family Violence Interventions, and the NRC Panel on the Combination of Information. Most recently, he served on the NRC Panel on Recent Methodologies and Statistical Approaches to Understanding Driver Fatigue Factors in Motor Carrier Safety and Driver Health. He received his B.S. in mathematics from the University of Maryland at College Park, and his M.P.H. in biostatistics, his A.M. in statistics, and his Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Sharon-Lise T. Normand - (Co-Chair)
Harvard Medical School
SHARON-LISE T. NORMAND is a professor of health care policy (biostatistics) in the Department of Health Care Policy and in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health. She has made important contributions to the use of hierarchical models for various purposes, and she has contributed to understanding of causal inferential techniques. For the current study, she brings an understanding of NRC procedures from her service on several NRC study committees. This includes current or prior service on: 1) the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, 2) planning committee for a workshop on observational studies in a learning health system, 3) committee on aerospace medicine and medicine of extreme environments, 4) committee on a national surveillance system for cardiovascular and select chronic diseases, 5) committee on future directions for the national healthcare quality and disparities reports, 6) committee to review NASA’s space flight standards, and 7) subcommittee on performance measures. Further, since 2002 she has served as director of MASS-DAC, the data coordinating center responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting on the quality of care for adults discharged following a cardiac procedure from all non-federal hospitals in Massachusetts, which demonstrates familiarity with collecting and using data for large data systems. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association. She has served as associate editor of several journals, including Circulation, Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, Statistics in Medicine, and Biometrics; as methods editor for Psychiatric Services; and as guest editor for a special issue of Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology. Dr. Normand earned her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in statistics from the University of Western Ontario and her Ph.D in biostatistics from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Michael H. Belzer
Wayne State University
MICHAEL H. BELZER is associate professor of economics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University and a research scientist at the University of Michigan's Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations. He is also associate director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Trucking Industry Program, one of more than 20 Sloan Industry Centers. The Trucking Industry Program focuses on trucking industry operations and industrial relations, and Dr. Belzer personally directs its Trucking Industry Benchmarking Program. Current Benchmarking efforts include an Owner Operator Cost of Operations Survey, in partnership with the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, and a Safety Best Practices Program using the Benchmarking model. Additionally, the Trucking Industry Benchmarking Program offers a firm-level benchmarking exercise for the "LessthanTruckload" (LTL) sector of the trucking industry and additional benchmarking exercises can be developed on request. His research interests include all facets of trucking industry organization and operations, labor management relations, employment policy, and safety. He currently is studying the relationship between truck driver pay (both method and level) and safety, as well as issues related to truck driver hours of work. He has served as a member on nine committees for the NRC’s Transportation Research Board. He is the author of the book Sweatshops on Wheels: Winners and Losers in Trucking Deregulation (Oxford University Press, 2000). He also spent ten years driving trucks. He has a Ph.D. in industrial relations from Cornell University.
Dr. Daniel F. Blower
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
DANIEL F. BLOWER is associate research scientist with the Vehicle Safety Analytics Group at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. He has extensive experience with all the primary national crash data files, and many state crash data files. Dr. Blower’s primary area of research is traffic crash causation. His past projects included investigating the crash experience of younger truck drivers, developing an event tree for heavy truck accidents, and developing statistical models relating vehicle configuration and operating environment to the probability of accident involvement. He recently served on the Committee on National Statistics’ Panel on Research Methodologies and Statistical Approaches to Understanding Driver Fatigue Factors in Motor Carrier Safety and Driver Health. He is a member of the Michigan Truck Safety Commission, the Transportation Research Board’s Committee for Truck and Bus Safety, the Technical Advisory Group for the American Transportation Research Institute on Truck Drivers Hours of Service study, the Technical Advisory Committee on the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Study for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Large Truck Crash Causation Study Committee for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Dr. Blower received his B.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Linda Ng Boyle
University of Washington
LINDA NG BOYLE is associate professor with the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at University of Washington. Prior to this appointment, she was an associate professor at the University of Iowa and a senior researcher at the U.S. Department of Transportation - Volpe Center. Dr. Boyle's research centers on driving behavior, crash countermeasures, crash and safety analysis, and statistical modeling. Her research work has been funded by the United States Department of Transportation, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and Toyota. Dr. Boyle is an associate editor for the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention; chairs TRB’s Committee on Statistical Methods and serves on TRB’s Committee on Simulation and Measurement of Vehicle and Operator Performance. Dr. Boyle presented to the Panel on Research Methodologies and Statistical Approaches to Understanding Driver Fatigue Factors in Motor Carrier Safety and Driver Health. Dr. Boyle received her B.S. in industrial engineering from SUNY Buffalo. She received her M.S. in inter-engineering/human factors and Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Washington.