This symposium honors Daniel J. Raskin who was a highly skilled human-factors investigator on the National Transportation Safety Board and a tireless advocate for transportation safety and injury prevention. He was killed as a volunteer firefighter in 1990 by a preventable explosion of faulty equipment. The symposium is endowed by the Raskin family as a tribute to Daniel's life's work. The goal is to educate public health professionals and the broader community about current research, policy, and programs to reduce injury.
The symposium will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Sheldon Hall, room W1214.
The speaker for the 2016 Raskin Memorial Symposium is Mark Rosekind, PhD, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Dr. Rosekind will moderate the panel "Behind the Wheel: Public Health and Safety of Autonomous Cars," featuring multidisciplinary experts, including:
Nat Beuse, MS (Vehicle Safety Research at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
Chris Gerdes, PhD (Center for Automotive Research at Stanford University)
Ron Medford, MS (Self-Driving Car at Google)
Bryan Reimer, PhD (New England University Transportation Center at MIT)