GHSA Research Committee

The GHSA Research Committee monitors and facilitates the activities of the Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program. The Committee reviews and scores research problem statements annually, recommending which projects receive funding through the program. The GHSA Executive Board reviews and approves these recommendations. The Committee's ultimate goal is to oversee a quality research program that is committed to addressing research issues facing the State Highway Safety Offices and to promote research findings that improve highway safety.

The Chair of the GHSA Executive Board appoints the Chair of the Research Committee.

Mark Ezzell, GHSA Research Committee Chair

Mark Ezzell, Chair
North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program

Amy Boggs, GHSA Research Committee Member

Amy Boggs
Grants Program Manager, State Child Passenger Safety Coordinator
West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program

Flavia Pereira, GHSA Research Committee Member

Flavia Pereira, Ph.D.
Transportation Supervising Planner
Connecticut Department of Transportation

Brian Harmon

Brian Harmon
Research Analyst
Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Max Tyler Roberts, GHSA Research Committee Member

Max Tyler Roberts, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
Washington Traffic Safety Commission

Tim Kerns, GHSA Research Committee Member

Tim Kerns, Ph.D.
Highway Safety Office
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration

photo of Rick Birt

Rick Birt
District of Columbia Highway Safety Office