Seminar Series: Evelyn Vingilis

Date: October 08
Time: 1:30 p.m. EST

Street Racing and Stunt Driving in Ontario

Evelyn Vingilis, PhD, C. Psych.

Population and Community Health Unit
Department of Family Medicine
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of death in Canada for persons under the age of 44 and are the leading cause of potential years of life lost (PYLL) before the age of 70. Young people are at highest collision risk, with aggressive driving as a major cause of collisions. This presentation will provide an example of using the Public Health Approach to understand and tackle the aggressive driving problem that affects the safety of our roadways.

Short Bio:
Dr. Vingilis is Director of the Population and Community Health Unit and Professor with the Departments of Family Medicine, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario. She is a developmental and clinical child psychologist. Her two main research programs are injury prevention and control, and mental health and substance use with a particular focus on at-risk youth. In 2010, she received the Widmark Award from the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety for “outstanding, sustained, and meritorious contributions”. In 2018, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals.

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