Sara Freed, Ph.D.

Sara Freed is a Research Associate at TransAnalytics who has recently joined the company, in 2021. Her initial focus at TransAnalytics has included primary authorship of a systematic review of the state of knowledge on older drivers for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Dr. Freed’s work going forward will reflect her extensive training in research design, data analysis, and behavioral science principles, combined with real-world experience in technical writing and project management, to carry out diverse assignments in traffic safety research with a special interest in the safe mobility of older adults.

Dr. Freed’s record of publication and professional conference presentations includes papers on driving safety and mobility in Accident Analysis & Prevention and The Gerontologist, and a book chapter in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. She has presented her work multiple times at the Annual Meeting of the NAS/Transportation Research Board in Washington, DC. Dr. Freed has also been a manuscript reviewer for the journals of the Transportation Research Board, Transport and Health, and Traffic Injury Prevention.  She was a recipient of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship in 2018-2019. Dr. Freed is a member of the Gerontological Society of America and the Transportation Research Board and is actively involved with the TRB Human Factors of Vehicles Committee (ACH30).

Dr. Freed received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies in 2021 from The Pennsylvania State University.

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