Our People

Tara Kelley-Baker, Ph.D.

Group Leader, Data & Information Group


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.


Traffic Injury Prevention

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


Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behavior

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


Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

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


Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

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


Vulnerable Road Users

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

December 2017 // Research Brief