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Charlie Klauer

Virginia Tech
Research Scientist, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Blacksburg, VA
Dr. Charlie Klauer is a research scientist and the leader of the Teen Risk and Injury Prevention Group. She has been working in transportation research for the past 13 years, previously at Battelle Human Factors Research Center in Seattle, WA, and currently at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in Blacksburg, VA. While at VTTI, she has served as the project manager for the "100 Car Naturalistic Driving Study" and is currently a principal investigator and project manager for the "Supervised Practice Driving Study", "Driver Coach Study", and the "Canada Naturalistic Driving Study".

Charlie's educational background began at Minnesota State University-Moorhead and continued at Wright State University, in Dayton, OH, where she received Bachelors and Masters degrees in psychology and human factors psychology. She received her Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering in 2005 from Virginia Tech. She has authored over 35 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and technical reports and is a member of TRB's user characteristics committee and the young driver subcommittee.

Dr. Klauer recently authored a paper that received the Best Ergonomics in Design Paper Award for 2012 from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Her primary research involves studying the effects of distraction and fatigue on driving, especially on novice drivers

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