AAAM Committees & Task Forces

The following committees and task forces are great ways for you to become more involved in AAAM.

Scientific Program Committee

The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) is responsible for the programming and abstract process of the Annual Scientific Conference. The SPC is an active committee working nearly all year on putting together vital research, papers, and presentations for the fall event. There are three subcommittees that work within the SPC: Education Subcommittee, Annual Program Subcommittee, and the Student Subcommittee. For more information about the AAAM conference please visit the Annual Conference area of the website.

Chair: Kerry Danelson, PhD


The mission of the Annual Program Subcommittee is to produce the Annual Scientific Conference and the associated publications, ensuring quality through peer review best practices and consistency with the mission of AAAM.

  Chair: Timothy Brown, PhD


The mission of the Student Program Subcommittee is to foster the incorporation of students and trainees into the scientific knowledge dissemination activities of the AAAM.

  Chair: Valentina Graci, PhD


The mission of the Education Program Subcommittee is to educate members and non-members outside of the annual scientific program on the science of automotive medicine.

Chair: Russell Griffin

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is charged with approving all applications for membership, identifying opportunities to enhance member engagement and review and improve upon the many benefits of Membership at AAAM.

Chair: Schuyler J. St. Lawrence, BS

Policy Committee

The purpose of the Policy Committee is to help AAAM establish and promote its public policy positions on key national and global road safety issues. AAAM’s current position statements can be found on our website.​

  Chair: David M. Fortenbaugh, PhD

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee focuses its work on promoting the organization and its mission; continues to grow and expand the organization; all while staying true to the AAAM brand.​

Chair: Jason L. Forman, PhD


Finance Committee

The Finance Committee provides financial oversight for the organization.

Treasurer & Chair: R. Shayn Martin, MD

Special Interest Groups: Automated Vehicles, Road Safety in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Global Child & Youth Road Safety, and Motorcyclists’ Safety

SIGs are communities within a larger organization with a shared interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge, learning or technology where members cooperate to affect or to produce solutions within their particular field, and may communicate, meet, and organize.

Automated Vehicles Chair:
Anuj Pradhan, MS, PhD
Road Safety in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Chair:
Jennifer Oxley, PhD
Global Child & Youth Road Safety Chair:
Lorrie Walker, MSc
Motorcyclists’ Safety Chair:
Giovanni Savino, PhD

AIS Committee

The AIS (Abbreviated Injury Scale) Committee ensures the development and self-sustainability of one of AAAM´s most treasured and valued products: the AIS scale and its derivatives. In addition to the AIS Committee, there are two subcommittees: Content, and Training & Certification.

Chair: Mark Sochor, MD


Content Subcommittee

The AIS Committee develops a strategic plan for the growth and self-sustainability of AIS and its derivative products. The Content Subcommittee’s main responsibility is to ensure the proper updating and development of new AIS versions. In addition, it monitors the development and appropriateness of: translations of the AIS into other languages; mapping algorithms from one AIS version to another; and mapping algorithms from the AIS into other scales (such as the International Classification of Diseases or the Functional Capacity Index).

Chair: Donna Nayduch, MSN, RN, ACNP, TCRN, CAISS  


Nominations and Awards Committee

The Nominations and Awards Committee conducts the nominations and elections of the Association, and annually reviews and recommends procedures for carrying out the annual election in accordance with the nominations and elections policies as adopted by the Board. The Committee shall also recommend the annual slate of award recipients to the Board of Directors for approval.

Marilyn Bull, MD FAAP
Chair: Marilyn Bull, MD FAAP

Fellow Review Committee

The Fellow Review Committee shall annually review and recommend one Fellow to the Board of Directors for approval.

Chair: Richard Frampton, PhD


Length of a Committee Term

Committee Member Term: 3 years with a maximum of 2 consecutive terms.

Committee Chair Term: Chairs shall each have a three-year term, can serve an unlimited number of terms, but can serve no more than two consecutive terms.