Neil Chaudhary

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 from the Graduate Center (CUNY) and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester.

 

While at CUNY, Dr. Chaudhary taught various classes at Brooklyn College and Medgar Evers College. Specifically, he taught experimental design, introductory psychology, and social psychology as an adjunct lecturer.

 

Dr. Chaudhary has extensive experience with NHTSA projects and has served as PI, Project Manager, Statistician, and Scientist overseeing all aspects of research and research design. He has acquired data from Federal, State, and Local sources including FARS, MVOSS, State crash data, court adjudication data, arrest data, ticketing data, DMV driver information, hospital discharge data, and more. He has designed and improved surveys for National projects (Distracted Driving, Occupant Protection) as well as for local intercept, telephone, and in-person interviews.  These have covered a range of topics including teen driving, older driving, and alcohol use. He has analyzed complex data sets using many statistical analyses and scientific designs (e.g., ANOVA, time-series, regression analyses, survival analyses, quasi-induced exposure, repeated measured analyses, and paired/yoked control group designs). He was the Project Director/Lead Statistician for updated Federal Register Guideline seat belt survey redesign samples in eight States (Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia).

 

Dr. Chaudhary has analyzed national seat belt survey data and designed data collection plans for a study of suspended drivers in New York and newly licensed drivers in Tennessee. He has completed NHTSA studies exploring motor vehicle crash costs to Medicaid budgets for numerous states. He has helped pioneer methods to allow nighttime seatbelt observations in all lighting conditions. He has completed statewide nighttime seatbelt use surveys in Connecticut and has evaluated a nighttime seat belt enforcement initiative in Reading, Pennsylvania. He directed recent distracted driving demonstration projects in California, Connecticut (Hartford), Delaware and New York (Syracuse).

 

Dr. Chaudhary is a former committee member of, and communications coordinator for, the Transportation Research Board Committee on Impairment in Transportation (formerly known as the Alcohol and Other Drugs committee) and a current member of their Occupant Protection Committee and Young Driver Sub-committee. He has published extensively in a variety of areas of traffic safety including: Occupant Protection, Older Drivers, Alcohol and Drugs, Teen Drivers, Costs of Crashes, and Crash Analysis. He has presented his work to different audiences and has been invited to speak or provide testimony at TRB, Lifesavers, GHSA, NTSB, Regional Conferences, Local Law Enforcement Summits, and National and International Conferences.

 

Dr. Chaudhary was among only a small number of scientists invited to provide testimony to the NTSB during their first ever Distracted Driving Summit. He serves as a member of Connecticut’s Task force on Safe Teen Driving and was instrumental in developing the current teen driving laws in the state. He serves on the both the Occupant Protection Task Force for the state and the DUI task force.

 

Neil is an active member of his community in Newtown, CT and has served varying functions in town government including being a member of Newtown’s Tickborne Disease Action Committee and the Fairfield Hills Master Plan Review Committee.  He served on the Town’s Legislative Council as a member and Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Council’s Education Committee. He served as a member and liaison to the Council for the Town Public Safety Committee. Dr. Chaudhary is currently an active Police Commissioner for Newtown, CT.

 

Neil enjoys spending time with his wife and two school aged children, playing guitar and gardening.

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