Federico Vaca, MD, MPH

Professor of Emergency Medicine and in the Child Study Center; Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs; Director, Developmental Neurocognitive Driving Simulation Research Center (DrivSim Lab)

Research Interests

Accident Prevention; Adolescent; Behavioral Medicine; Emergency Medicine; Social Behavior; Motor Vehicles; Behavioral Research; Adolescent Development; Healthcare Disparities

Research Organizations

Faculty Research

Global Health Studies

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

The focus of Dr. Vaca's scholarly work and research is to investigate and better understand the racial and ethnic disparities in traffic-related morbidity and mortality. Moreover, it is to study traffic safety in a cultural context with a sociological and public health perspective in order to identify behavioral determinant of risk and protection that would inform the development of effective community and clinical contact intervention strategies.

Specialized Terms: Adolescent; Alcohol; Behavioral; Injury; Injury Epidemiology; Intervention; Motor Vehicle; Pedestrian; Prevention; Trauma; Health Disparities

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Federico Vaca, MD, MPH
Patient Care Locations
Yale Emergency MedicineYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Emergency MedicineYale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
111 Goose Lane

Guilford, CT 06437
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Mailing Address
Emergency MedicineDepartment of Emergency Medicine
464 Congress Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519-1315

Developmental Neurocognitive Driving Simulation Research Center (DrivSim Lab)