David Ragland PhD, MPH

Professor Emeritus
Epidemiology

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

David R. Ragland is 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 Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health (SPH). From 1980 to 2000, David conducted a number of studies in cardiovascular disease, cancer, and occupational safety, and coordinated an NIH-sponsored training program that supported over this period about 100 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. SafeTREC is jointly affiliated with the School of Public Health and the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). 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. A new focus of Ragland’s research is safety and mobility in the rapidly expanding elderly population.

  • PhD – Psychology, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1976
  • MPH – Epidemiology/Biostatistics, University of California at Berkeley, 1981
  • BA – Psychology, University of Oregon, 1965
  • 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
  • PBHLTH 285A: Injury Prevention and Control. Fall Semester
  • CIVEN C265: Traffic Safety and Injury Control. Spring Semester