David Ragland PhD, MPH

Adjunct Professor Emeritus

  • Co-Director UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC)

David R. Ragland is an Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and co-Director of the UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC).

David R. Ragland PhD, MPH ’80 is an adjunct professor emeritus of epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. From 1980 to 2000 David conducted a number of studies in areas such as stress and cardiovascular disease, and occupational safety, and coordinated an NIH-sponsored training program that supported over this period about 80 pre- and post-doctoral students in the School of Public Health. In 2000, he founded the UC Berkeley Traffic Safety Center, now called the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC), which conducts research on transportation practices, evaluates new technologies for road safety, and conducts policy analyses. Ragland has advised state and federal transportation agencies on issues of transportation safety, including collision analysis, data collection, and safety for vulnerable populations such as pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Psychology, BA, 1965
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Psychology, PhD, 1976
  • University of California at Berkeley, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, MPH, 1981
  • Injury epidemiology (intentional and unintentional)
  • Injuries in vulnerable roads users (pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists)
  • Interaction of behavioral and environmental factors in injury
  • Demographic/social/cultural factors in injury patterns
  • Mobility and Safety for Aging Populations