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Austin Svancara

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  • M.A., Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.S., Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Kansas

Research Interests

My primary research focus is on development, injury prevention, and translational science. My interests currently concern understanding the factors leading to driver’s license acquisition, identifying risk factors of unsafe driving, and exploring the perceptions of self-driving vehicles among individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through my work I seek to improve the safe mobility of vulnerable populations.

Research Mentor

Dr. Despina Stavrinos


Translational Research for Injury Prevention Laboratory (TRIP Lab)