University of California
David R. Ragland, PhD, MPH

David R. Ragland, PhD, MPH

Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
Director of UC Berkeley Traffic Safety Center
School of Public Health
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
510-642-0655 Fax: 510-643-9922
Creative Achievements
• Cardiovascular Disease: Contributed to knowledge on the role of personality factors (especially Type A behavior) in coronary heart disease
• Cancer: With Dr. William Satariano, helped develop the role of co-morbidity (co-existing disease) in breast cancer survival
• Physical Activity and Diabetes: With Dr. Susan Helmrich, demonstrated the relationship between physical activity and prevention of diabetes
• Occupational health: With Dr. June Fisher and others, contributed to understanding the role of occupational stress factors in worker health
• Traffic injury/fatality: Developed a center for the study of traffic collisions, injury, and fatality. Areas of study include (i) risk analysis, (ii) human factors, (iii) evaluation.
Current Research Interests
• Identifying areas of high traffic collision risk
• Human factors and traffic collision risk
Key Publications
• Ragland DR, Satariano WA, MacLeod KE. Reasons given by older people for limitation or avoidance of driving. Gerontologist. 2004 Apr;44(2):237-44
• Satariano WA, MacLeod KA, Cohn TE, Ragland DR. Problems with vision associated with limitations or avoidance of driving in older populations. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2004 Sep;59(5):S281-6
• Ragland D, Satariano W, MacLeod K. Driving cessation and increased depressive symptoms. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005 Mar;60(3):399-403
• Ragland DR, MacLeod KE, Satariano WA. Drivers' License Testing. In Encyclopedia on Ageism, Palmore E, Harris D, Branch L (editors), Haworth, in press, 2005
• Cunradi CB, Greiner BA, Ragland DR, and Fisher JM. Alcohol, Stress-Related Factors, and Short-Term Absenteeism among Urban Transit Operators. J Urban Health. 2005 Mar;82(1):43-57
• Public Health Injury Prevention and Control (PH285A)
• Planning for Traffic Safety and Injury Control (Civil Engr C291A/Public Health C285)
Public and University Service
• Member, Statewide Committee on Traffic Safety (SCOTS). 2004-2005. [This is a committee consisting of all major agencies in the state concerned with traffic safety to develop statewide strategies for reducing traffic injuries and death.]
• Member, Statewide Pedestrian Safety Task Force. Caltrans. 2000-2005.
• Member, Older Adults and Traffic Safety Task Force. California Center for Injury Prevention 2000-2005
• Data Consultant, California Forum on Alcohol and Traffic Crashes. Sponsored by Office of Traffic Safety and California Highway Patrol. October 2003
• Organizer, Driver Behavior Workshop. Co-Sponsored by the Traffic Safety Center, UCB School of Optometry, University of California Transportation Center, Institute of Transportation Studies. Berkeley, California, January 2002