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 Departments & Organizations

Yale School of Medicine

Global Health Studies

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

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

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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