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Federico Vaca, MD, MPH

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

Contact Information

Federico Vaca, MD, MPH

Mailing Address

  • Emergency Medicine

    Department of Emergency Medicine, 464 Congress Avenue

    New Haven, CT 06519-1315

    United States

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


Research Interests

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

Selected Publications