Our People

Tara Kelley-Baker, Ph.D.

Group Leader, Data & Information Group

Biography

Dr. Tara Kelley-Baker was named data and information group leader in April 2017. During her two-plus decades as a social scientist, Dr. Kelley-Baker has developed, evaluated and directed a multitude of research projects in the fields of traffic safety and drug and alcohol use/abuse prevention. She currently serves as a research advisor on the National Board of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and chairs the Transportation Research Board’s Alcohol, Other Drugs and Traffic Safety Committee.  Dr. Kelley-Baker attended Boston University where she received her master’s degree in community organization, management, organization and planning, and the University of Maryland at College Park where she received her Doctor of Philosophy in human development.

Publications

External Publication

Drinking and driving and perceptions of arrest risk among California drivers: Relationships with DUI arrests in their city of residence

2017 // Traffic Injury Prevention

External Publication

Cultural predictors of future intention to drive under the influence of cannabis (DUIC)

2017 // Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behavior

External Publication

Prevalence of Self-Reported Drug Use in a National Sample of U.S. Drivers

2017 // Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

External Publication

Receipt of Warnings Regarding Potentially Impairing Prescription Medications and Associated Risk Perceptions in a National Sample of U.S. Drivers

2017 // Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Vulnerable Road Users

The Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) Study: Understanding the Design and Methods

November 2017 // Research Brief