Rebecca Hammond, Research Associate

Center for Truck and Bus Safety: Safety and Human Factors

Rebecca Hammond, M.S., is a Research Associate in the Center for Truck and Bus Safety (CTBS) at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). Ms. Hammond earned a B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Human Factors Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Ms. Hammond joined VTTI in 2001 and was part of the original CTBS which formed in 2003. Ms. Hammond has managed many heavy-vehicle related transportation studies including the highly publicized Driver Distraction in Commercial Vehicle Operations study which led to a texting ban for all heavy-vehicle drivers. Ms. Hammond has experience collecting both on-road data and naturalistic data. Ms. Hammond has served as the data reduction manager and expert for CTBS since 2004 and has extensive experience with data reduction training, lab management, and quality control. Ms. Hammond currently holds over 50 scientific publications, conference proceedings and technical reports.