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Meet The Team

PRG consists of the top researchers in the field of traffic safety. Our staff come from a variety of backgrounds including experimental psychology, social psychology, sociology, and communications. Our diverse backgrounds lend to creative investigation on a wide array of traffic safety topics.

​Our scientists and field personnel combine to produce a team that excels in designing programs and studies, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting results to our clients.

North Office

Trumbull, CT

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Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Neil Chaudhary holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He also holds a M.Phil. in Experimental Psychology... Read more 

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Senior Scientist

Dr. Julie Tison obtained a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the City University of New York (CUNY) after getting her B.A. in psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada... Read more 

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Senior Research Associate

Katie Raboin holds a B.A. degree in Communications from Central Connecticut State University. Before joining PRG in 2003, Katie worked for the Connecticut DOT’s Highway Safety Office. While at the... Read more

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Field Data Coordinator

Jim Nissen is our most experienced field data collector and data collection manager. Mr. Nissen has been an integral part of many of our large scale NHTSA evaluations over the years, including... Read more

South Office

Oxford, MS

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Mark Solomon has been with PRG for over twenty-five years and directs overall operations in our Oxford, Mississippi office. He has served as program manager for over 100 traffic safety studies... Read more

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Senior Research Associate

Robert Chaffe has assisted on various NHTSA evaluations involving highly publicized media/enforcement programs used to improve safety belt usage and decrease... Read more

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Senior Research Associate

Kim Elliott received her Master of Science degree from the University of Tennessee's College of Education, Health & Human Sciences. She has been working with PRG’s southern office for over ten... Read more

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Research Assistant

Katie Schornhorst has been with PRG for 15 years and is one of our most knowledgeable data collectors. She has extensive experience collecting, managing, entering, and organizing large amounts of data... Read more

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Research Assistant

Drew Chiles, M.A., has worked for PRG for five years. He has worked closely with Dr. Chaudhary and Mr. Solomon on several pertinent projects over the past two years. Mr. Chiles has... Read more


Research Assistant

Sean Kirkpatrick has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Mississippi and has been working at PRG since 2012... Read more

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