IPRC researchers engage community and campus partners to reduce road traffic injuries (RTIs) and help shape the field of transportation safety. We develop innovative solutions that apply systems science concepts and perspectives to road safety problems.
Throughout the IPRC’s history, the Center has produced timely, policy-relevant research. Research published by the Center on the injury prevention and cost saving benefits of North Carolina’s universal motorcycle helmet law has helped inform our state’s policy debate regarding motorcycle rider protections (Naumann et al., 2015; Harmon et al., 2015).Learn more about how the IPRC is making an impact
An impressive team of UNC faculty from over a dozen academic disciplines comprise the research “engine” of the IPRC.
UNC IPRC, in collaboration with the UNC Highway Safety Research Center leads a multi-disciplinary NC Vision Zero coalition committed to planning and implementing transformative Vision Zero programs with a goal of reducing road traffic deaths and serious injuries to zero. This project involves intensive leadership team trainings; consistent support and coaching for community coalitions to ensure momentum on specific planning and implementation tasks; and facilitation of a statewide task force designed to tackle statewide challenges to Vision Zero implementation.
Co-PIs: Rebecca B. Naumann, PhD, MPSH | Seth LaJeunesse, MCRP, CAGS (UNC HSRC); Coordinator: Elyse Keefe, MPH, MSW; Co-Is: Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD; Stephen Heiny, MCRP; Ki’yonna Jones, MHA, MBA; Kelly Evenson, PhD.