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Dr. James Hedlund

Principal, Highway Safety North

Dr. Hedlund is Principal, Highway Safety North, Ithaca NY. He spent 22 years at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in various research and management positions, most recently as Associate Administrator for Traffic Safety Programs. From 2011 to 2015 he served as a consultant on management and data analysis for the SHRP 2 naturalistic driving study of the National Academy of Sciences. He has published over 60 research studies, conference summaries, research syntheses, and guides on a variety of behavioral traffic safety subjects, including Countermeasures That Work, Traffic Safety Performance Measures for States and Federal Agencies, Distracted Driving: What Research Shows and What States Can Do, and Evaluation of State Ignition Interlock Programs. He holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Michigan.

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