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Associate Members

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Andrés Villaveces

Physician (MD), Epidemiologist (PhD), expert in traffic safety with focus on the built environment characteristics. Considerable experience at a global level with emphasis in Latin American contexts.

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Emmanuel Lagarde

Emmanuel Lagarde is in charge of the Injury Prevention and Control department of the INSERM Bordeaux Population Health Research Center. He is been coordinating research projects related to the impact of medicines on road safety, symptoms following of mild head injury and on the development of a national injury surveillance system using IA processing of emergency room electronic clinical records. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Plos Medicine. He currently serves as President of the French National Experts Committee for road safety. He is also vice-chair of the Doctoral School in Public Health, Political Sciences and Human Sciences of Bordeaux.


Joel Monárrez-Espino

Joel Monárrez-Espino is a medical doctor and a global health epidemiologist with an overall production of sixty-five scientific documents, including forty-eight peer-reviewed articles. He started working in injury epidemiology in the year 2000, and since then he has participated in various research projects conducted in Germany, Sweden, and Mexico that resulted in twelve international articles mainly related to road traffic safety. He has also written two books, two scientific reports, and supervised seven graduate students in this field. He is currently Head of the Health Research Department at Christus Hospital in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua.

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Lee Wallis

Head of Emergency Medicine for the Western Cape Government, Professor and Head of the Division of Emergency Medicine at UCT.  Division comprises undergraduate medical students, 50 residents, over 100 Masters students and 35 PhD students.Immediate Past President of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine and Editor in Chief of the African Journal of Emergency Medicine. Authored around 250 journal articles. Involved in the development of emergency care systems in many countries, and a consultant to WHO.


Mehdi Shafieian

Mehdi Shafieian is an assistant professor with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran and the Director of the Institute for Safety and Intelligent Transport. For the past few years his work has been focused on road safety management systems in LMICs and he has been working as a consultant for the National Road Safety Council, Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization, and the WHO country office in Iran. He is involved in several scientific organizations in Iran and serves as a scientific board member of the National Research Network in Traffic Injuries, Director of trauma biomechanics committee at the Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center.


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Yves Page is currently working at RENAULT as project leader on automated driving experiments. He was previously Expert in Traffic Safety (2011-2015), Deputy Director of advanced engineering projects in safety (2009-2010) and Deputy Director of the Laboratory of Accidentology, Biomechanics and study of human behavior PSA-RENAULT (2004-2008), and previously in the ministry in charge of road safety policies. He was/is member of the Scientific Committee of the French National Road Safety Foundation, of the Committee of Experts for the National Council for Road Safety, of the Scientific Committee of the Belgian Road Safety Institute, of the Ethics Committee of IFSTTAR, and of the Scientific program Committee of the AAAM. He's also the treasurer of 2 French Association in accidentology: Collège Français de Médecine du Trafic and EVUFRance. He published about 100 articles and reports about road safety those last 25 years.

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Shrikant Bangdiwala

Shrikant Bangdiwala is Professor of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University, Canada, with extensive experience in studies of unintentional injury, road transport safety, child maltreatment, and family violence. Served as statistical advisor to the World Health Organization, and chief statistician of the Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse & Neglect and the World Studies of Abuse in the Family Environment.  Visiting faculty at the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (IIT-Delhi, India), the Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit (University of South Africa), and Safety Promotion programme (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden). Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion.

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Wael Alhajyaseen

Wael Alhajyaseen is currently Assistant Professor at the Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center in the College of Engineering, Qatar University. He received the Doctor of Engineering degree in civil engineering from Nagoya University in 2010. Dr. Alhajyaseen is the co-chair of the "Traffic Safety Analysis & Policy" Special Interest Group C4 of the WCTRS. He received several regional and international awards for his contribution in the field of Traffic Engineering such as Yasoshima Yoshinosuke Prize provided by the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies in 2009. He is specialized in traffic engineering, traffic safety, road user behaviour analysis (motorized & non-motorized), and intelligent transportation systems.


Girish Agrawal

Girish Agrawal works on the interrelated questions of law and policy as they pertain to infrastructure development in India. He is especially interested in how roadway design and urban layout influences driver behavior (and so road safety); what is the impact on natural systems because of a rapid expansion of the built environment; how do urban heat island effects work; and how to manage natural disaster and recovery. Girish holds a B. Tech. (Hons) in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi, an MS and a PhD, both in Geotechnical Engineering, from Purdue University. He also holds a Juris Doctor from the UC Berkeley School of Law. He is thus a licensed Civil Engineer, a licensed Geotechnical Engineer, and a licensed Attorney at Law! He has about 20 years of professional experience as a consulting engineer, mostly in California, working with architects and planners on a wide range of public and private infrastructure. He has been a member of the faculty at Purdue University and IIT Delhi.


Kumar Neeraj Jha

Kumar Neeraj Jha is with the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He started his career with Larsen and Toubro Ltd and was instrumental in successful completion of several construction projects of national importance. He has published more than 90 papers in several international and national journals and conference proceedings. He has supervised 6 PhD Students and more than 100 M.Tech. students. His book on Construction Project Management published by Pearson Education, Formwork for Concrete Structures published by Tata McGraw Hill and Determinants of construction project success in India published by Springer is widely accepted as a text book in different universities. He teaches various courses in construction technology and management. He has conducted a number of training programs for industry and has also been involved with a number of consultancy projects.

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