On Tuesday, February 11th, UF HealthStreet will be hosting an Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) national town hall focusing on the impacts of distracted driving.

Our panel of experts will be discussing their research and expertise on:

• The connection between distracted driving and traffic safety

• How human behavior and perception contribute to distraction

• The impacts of distraction on traffic patterns and flow

• The legal and ethical factors in traffic safety

• How federal and state laws address distracted driving

Our panelists include:

Cary Gallop, Moderator, Alachua County Deputy Sheriff

Shan Bao, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Michigan, Transportation Research Institute

Wayne Giang, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineer, UF Transportation Institute

Sandra Winter, Ph.D., OTR/L, Research Assistant Scientist, Associate Director of I-MAP, Department of Occupational Therapy, UF Transportation Institute

Pruthvi, Manjuantha, Ph.D, I-STREET Testbed Manager, Research Assistant Professor, Civil and Coastal Engineering, UF Transportation Institute

Jennifer Bard, MPH, PhD, JDProfessor of Law, Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati

RSVP now and share with your family, friends and colleagues.

• Time: 6-7 p.m. EDT 

• Location: HealthStreet, 2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608

• Livestream: http://bit.ly/OCOHFEBRUARY11

• RSVP: http://bit.ly/DistractedDrivingRSVP

Local reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments.

For more information, visit MyHealthStreet.org


Interested in hosting a viewing party at your location?

• You can organize a viewing party and invite your local community members to participate in our town hall using the livestream link.

• Your attendees will be able to send in questions via the livestream app or by live-tweeting their questions on Twitter using the #OCOH hashtag.

• We encourage you to invite experts or researchers from your local CTSA to have an in-person reception from 5:30 to 6 p.m. EDT before the national event.

Please contact us for help with marketing materials to promote your local viewing party. Contact Danielle Eshleman at a.eshleman@ufl.edu or (352) 294-4882 for resources.