Research seminar: January 21, 2022


Interdisciplinary research can reduce motor vehicle crashes among novice drivers

January 21, 2022

Corinne Peek-Asa, PhD

Vice chancellor for research at the University of California, San Diego

Peek-Asa’s area of expertise is injury and violence prevention. She has conducted research in the areas of global road traffic safety, interpersonal violence, workplace violence, residential fire injuries, poisoning, and acute care. Her work has included surveillance; risk factor identification; design, implementation, and evaluation of prevention programs; design and evaluation of safety policy; and, translation and dissemination methods.

She received a BS in Biochemistry from the University of New Mexico, and her Master’s in Public Health and PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was on the faculty in the Department of Epidemiology at UCLA before joining the University of Iowa in 2001.

She is the past-President of the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research and received the SAVIR President’s Award in 2011.  She was named a 2009 ResearchAmerica! Public Health Hero and received the College of Public Health Faculty Service Award in 2011. She currently serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Driver Education Committee of the Transportation Research Board.