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Abstract: Join your data integration colleagues for open discussion and a presentation on MITRE's Linked Information for Nonfatal Crash Surveillance (LINCS) Guide. Developed in consultation with states and federal transportation safety agencies, the guide was designed to help states establish or improve existing linkage programs. Existing national surveillance programs capture data on MVC-related deaths, but the same level of national data is not available for MVC-related injuries. States face numerous challenges in starting a data linkage program. Specific state challenges include lack of funding, limited access to data sets, lack of trained staff, and difficulties in developing a robust data linkage process. The long-term goal is to use linked data to inform strategies to reduce MVC-related deaths and injuries, which are key components of the Road to Zero Initiative.

Tim Kerns PhD, - is a program director at the University of Maryland’s National Study Center for Trauma and EMS.  During his career he has gained considerable experience in the use of large datasets relating to motor vehicle crashes and injury and participated in the development of the original CIREN database. He has co-authored a number of journal articles on highway safety and has presented results from independent research projects at local and national health and injury conferences. Dr. Kerns is currently the project director for the Comprehensive Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CCODES) and the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) projects funded by the Maryland Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), respectively. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education, the Maryland Division of the American Trauma Society, and Past President of the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP).

Kate Shaw  PhD,-  is an epidemiologist on the Transportation Safety Team in CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Since joining CDC in 2003, Dr. Shaw has worked as a statistician and an epidemiologist in both infectious and chronic diseases. She received her PhD in epidemiology from Georgia State University, her Master of Statistics from North Carolina State University, and her BS in statistics from the University of South Alabama.     

Jennifer Mathieu PhD,- leads an Intelligent Cities prototyping effort at the MITRE Corporation and is conducting a component research study focused on using dynamic data sources to detect patterns, anomalies, and evaluation options. One use case focuses on using nontraditional data sources to detect issues on roadways.

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