Dr. Charlie Klauer leads the Training Systems group at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). She is also an associate professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. She has been working in transportation research since 1996, previously at the Battelle Human Factors Research Center in Seattle, WA and currently at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. While at VTTI, she served as the Principal Investigator for a series of naturalistic driving studies that include three teen naturalistic driving studies and the Canada Naturalistic Driving Study. Currently, she is the PI on the Driver Adaptation of L2 Technologies and another NDS focused on adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Dr. Klauer recently authored papers that have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Pediatrics, and Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics. Her NEJM paper is listed in the top 2% most read of all articles in the NEJM. Her primary research involves studying the effects of distraction and fatigue on driving, especially on novice drivers.