via University of Iowa College of Public Health

The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine is proud to announce that the 2023 H. Clay Gabler Scholar’s Program Award winner is  Amir Ghanbari, M.Sc., a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Iowa’s School of Public Health. Ghanbari’s academic research focuses on injury prevention, transportation safety, and vulnerable road users.

His proposed research aims to evaluate the impact of adolescent bicycling injuries on hospitalization rates in the United States. The $20,000 grant will be an important part of funding and completing his doctoral dissertation. This project is in line with AAAM’s mission to eliminate road traffic injuries through scientific research.

The H. Clay Gabler Scholar’s Program Award is one of AAAM’s key initiatives and supports original automotive and transportation safety research. It demonstrates our commitment to mentoring the next generation of safety researchers and reflects our belief in the importance of active mentorship for young professionals in the field of traffic safety.

As a global, multi-disciplinary professional organization, AAAM is thrilled to support Amir Ghanbari, whose dedication to research and focus on important safety areas align with our mission of saving lives through educational programs, public policy recommendations, and scientific research.

You can review Amir’s previously published research here and connect with Amir on LinkedIn.