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Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D.

Transportation safety • Cognitive development and injury prevention • Virtual reality and simulation safety training • Texting & driving • Distracted driving intervention & prevention • Technology & driving

Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D.

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Despina Stavrinos experts2017Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology


Areas of expertise:

  • Transportation Safety
  • Cognitive Development and Injury Prevention
  • Virtual Reality and Simulation Safety Training
  • Texting & Driving
  • Distracted Driving Intervention & Prevention
  • Technology & Driving


Stavrinos conducts high-quality behavioral research featuring a fully immersive SUV driving simulator to conduct research in transportation safety, cognitive development and injury prevention, virtual reality and simulation safety training, texting and driving, distracted driving intervention and prevention, as well as technology and driving. She focuses her in-depth, cutting edge research in transportation safety on teens, older adults, those with developmental disabilities and who have suffered from traumatic brain injury.



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