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Team Members

Michelle Arnold (Research Transportation Specialist,, 202–493–3990)

Michelle joined Federal Highway Administration's Office of Safety R&D in February 2014. Her experiences in research include driving simulation studies and human factors projects using tools such as field research vehicles. She is currently leading research in the visibility area at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. She also manages projects related to driving simulation and driving behavioral data. She graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University.

Ann Do (Highway Research Engineer,, 202–493–3319)

Ann joined Federal Highway Administration in 1990 as a Highway Design Engineer. Currently, she is the Program Manager for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research in the Office of Safety R&D. Ann is responsible for designing and managing research, providing technical assistance, guidance, and support to other FHWA offices and to State and local transportation agencies in areas related to pedestrian and bicycle safety. Ann received her B.S. in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in June 1987.

Brian H. Philips (Human Factors Team Leader,, 202–493–3468)

Brian joined Federal Highway Administration's Office of Safety R&D in 2011. He has been involved in human factors research for more than 20 years. Brian's work includes research on driving safety and performance, vehicle and roadway automation, evaluation and design of navigation systems, public safety in-vehicle radios and mobile data terminals, cellular phones, telephony products, medical products/procedures, and scientific instrumentation. He serves as a reviewer for the journal Human Factors. Brian is a member of the Transportation Research Board's Vehicle User Characteristics Committee.

Brian has coauthored more than thirty journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports. Brian received his B.S. in human factors engineering/applied experimental psychology from Tufts University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in human factors engineering/applied experimental psychology from George Mason University.

Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2018