Dr. Charlie Klauer

Associate Professor

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ORCID:  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4653-2753

Research Areas

Main Area:  Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics

  • Driver distraction
  • Novice teen drivers
  • Driver fatigue
  • Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2005
  • M.S., Human Factors Psychology, Wright State University, 1995
  • B.A., Psychology, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 1992 
  • Research Scientist and Group Leader, Teen Risk and Injury Prevention, Center for Vulnerable Road User Safety, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, 2000 – present
  • Research Scientist, Batelle Human Factors Transportation Center, 1996 – 1999
  • Human Factors Engineer, Symvionics, Inc., Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, 1994 – 1996
  • Klauer, S. G., Guo, F., Simons-Morton, B. G., Ouimet, M-C., Lee, S. E., & Dingus, T. A. (2014). Distracted driving and risk of road crashes among novice and experienced drivers. The New England Journal of Medicine, 370, 54-59. 
  • Guo, F., Klauer, S.G., Fang, Y., Hankey, J.M., Antin, J.F., Perez, M.A., Lee, S.E., & Dingus, T.A. (2016). The effects of age on crash risk associated with driver distraction. International Journal of Epidemiology. 
  • Klauer, S. G., Ehsani, J.P., McGehee, D. V., & Manser, M. (2015). The effect of secondary task engagement on adolescents’ driving performance and crash risk. Journal of Adolescent Health, 57(1), S36-S43. 
  • Simons-Morton, B.G., Ehsani,J.P., Gershon,P., Klauer, S.G.,& Dingus,T.A. (2017). Teen Driving Risk and Prevention: Naturalistic Driving Research Contributions and Challenges. Journal of Safety Research (Special Issue). 
  • Guo, F., Klauer, S.G., Fang, Y., Hankey, J.M., Antin, J.F., Perez, M.A., Lee, S.E., & Dingus, T.A. (2016). The effects of age on crash risk associated with driver distraction. International Journal of Epidemiology. 
  • Simons-Morton, B.G., Guo, F., Klauer, S.G., Ehsani, J.P., & Pradhan, A.K. (2014). Keep your eyes on the road: Young driver crash risk increases according to duration of distraction. Journal of Adolescent Health, 54, S61-S67.
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 
  • Transportation Research Board User Characteristics Committee 
  • Transportation Research Board’s Operator Education and Regulation Committee 
  • Transportation Research Board’s Young Driver Subcommittee 
  • Planning Committee for the Teen Driver Test Track, LifeSavers Conference 
  • Top 15 Most Read Article, New England Journal of Medicine (2014) 
  • 58th “Most Talked About” Study, Altmetric.com (2014) 
  • Best Article Award, Ergonomics in Design, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (2012)

Charlie Klauer

Charlie Klauer
Charlie Klauer
  • 540-231-6270
  • cklauer@vtti.vt.edu
  • 231 Durham Hall
    (MC 0118)
    1145 Perry Street
    Blacksburg, VA 24061