EPID 2670

Transportation Related Injuries

EPI 2670


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  Thomas Songer,PhD


Lecture Description:

  This lecture will review the current understanding of the epidemiology of injuries from road traffic accidents. It discusses two current surveillance systems, FARS and GES, and overviews driver and vehicle data collected from crashes in both systems. The methods underlying crash statistics will be presented with an emphasis on their role in influencing numerators and denominators in road traffic injury statistics.

  On completion of the lecture, readers will be able to:

  • Identify the role of injury surveillance in road traffic accidents
  • Understand the descriptive factors related to road traffic accidents
  • Identify potential limitations in existing data
  • Understand how epidemiologic study approaches can be applied to the investigation of injuries from road traffic accidents.

This lecture was last modified on 7 June 2008

For further information about the course, please contact Thomas Songer at tjs@pitt.edu

Thomas Songer, PhD
Dept. of Epidemiology
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA