Laurel Glenn, Research Associate

Center for Truck and Bus Safety: Behavioral Analysis and Applications

Laurel Glenn is a Research Associate in the Center for Truck and Bus Safety (CTBS) at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). She has had formal training in experimental design, statistics, behavioral analysis, and is currently studying community health education and intervention processes in a Master's of Public Health Education program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Mrs. Glenn's ten years of experience in the research field spans both laboratory and naturalistic environments including the collection of questionnaire, physiological, and biological data as well as hundreds of hours of behavioral observation. She has had experience in all phases of research including research design, participant recruitment, lab management, data collection, data analysis, and presentation of results. She has experience in working closely with culturally diverse populations. While working in Africa, she was able to develop a working relationship with a very closed community. She was able to gather ideas to create a more productive and healthy working and living environment for the local populations while working with a larger international organization as well as local government to establish changes. Her interest lies in public health education with a focus on educating populations on how to live a healthy lifestyle under various constraints. With her past experience working with commercial motor vehicle drivers and current interests and education, she will be able to assist and execute various tasks within this project.