David W. Eby


Research Professor, Associate Director of Faculty Affairs, and Head of Behavioral Sciences Group – The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Adjunct Professor of Psychology – University of Michigan

Dr. Eby holds a doctorate degree in experimental psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. The primary focus of his research is to enhance the safe mobility of people by conducting and reporting behavioral studies. Dr. Eby's work at UMTRI has encompassed a number of topics in traffic safety and mobility including: use and misuse of occupant protection devices; risky driving behaviors among young and novice drivers; alcohol impaired driving policy analysis; occupant protection policy analysis; medical conditions and driving; aging and safe mobility; distracted driving; use of technology to improve safe mobility; older driver self-screening; rural transportation; employee traffic safety; drowsy driving; and driving self-regulation.

Their Research

Promoting Inclusive Design and Deployment of Connected and Automated Vehicles for Older Adults Through Education and Training of Engineering Students and Older Drivers
Principal Investigator:
Lisa Molnar, Feng Zhou, David Eby, Carol Flannagan, & Ping Yi
Research Thrusts: Control & Operations, Enabling Technology, Human Factors