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Arnold, Michelle

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(202) 493-3990
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Engineering Research Psychologist
Human Factors Team
Office of Safety Research and Development
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Visibility Human Factors Research and Development
Roles and Responsibilities: 
  • Driving behavioral data analysis
  • Human factors research related to visibility, work zones, etc.
  • Manage NCUTCD Pooled Fund study
Michelle joined Federal Highway Administration's Office of Safety Research and Development in February 2014. Her experiences in research include driving simulation studies and human factors projects utilizing 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 a M.A and Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University.