- Co-Director UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC)
David R. Ragland was Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Co-Director of the UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC).
David R. Ragland PhD, MPH ’80 was Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health (BPH). 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 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 later focus of Ragland’s research was 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
One of 75 most Influential alumni of the School of Public Health
For 75th Year Celebration of the School of Public Health
2018 recipient of the Zak Sabry Mentorship Award
Established in School of Public Health to recognize faculty with distinguished records of mentorship