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November 18, 2015 – “Avoiding Accidents on the Big Data Highway: Lessons Learned from 20 Years of Driving Research.”

College of Public Health Grand Rounds

Maurer College of Public Health, 3013

November 18, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Jeffrey Dawson, Sc.D.
Jeffrey Dawson, Sc.D.

“Avoiding Accidents on the Big Data Highway: Lessons Learned from 20 Years of Driving Research.”

Jeffrey Dawson, Sc.D. – Professor of Biostatistics and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs College of Public Health, University of Iowa

Dr. Dawson received his academic degrees from Brigham Young University and Harvard University, and is a Professor of Biostatistics.  He has served as Director of Graduate Studies in Biostatistics, a Faculty Senate member, a member of the Institutional Review Board, and the chair of the CPH Faculty Council.  He has collaborated with over 20 departments in the health sciences, and is particularly known for his collaborative work in elderly and neurologically impaired drivers, as well as in cardiovascular research.  His methodological interests include longitudinal data and clinical trials.  His outreach activities include educational, research, and public health efforts in Haiti.  He has served as the CPH Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs since 2011.


  1. Provide a brief overview of research experiences, studies of healthy and impaired population, both in simulated and on-road platforms.
  2. Illustrate several challenges and pitfalls in dealing with the “big data” aspects of driving studies.

Suggest some “best practices” for research teams who conduct collaborative research.

University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
November 18, 2015
Noon — 1:00 p.m.
MCPH Room 3013


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