David A. Sleet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

David Sleet, Ph.D., is the Associate Director for Science for the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia and the senior advisor to the Division on matters of science and policy. This is a Division that includes research on home, recreation and transportation injuries, TBI, and trauma systems. Before joining the CDC, Dr. Sleet taught and conducted research in public health for 26 years at San Diego State University and was Director of the Road Accident Research Unit at University of Western Australia, and a visiting scientist at the US Dept Transportation and the Road Safety Agency of Finland. He has published more than 175 articles related on injury prevention and health, and he co-edited the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention and the Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention. Some of his most important work has been on the benefits alcohol and driving which led to a new .08 BAC standard in the US, a CDC warning on the potential dangers of airbags and children, and his work to get a voluntary standard requiring cigarette lighters to be child resistant. Dr. Sleet is a Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior and on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

Biography Updated on 16 April 2013

Scholarly Contributions [Data Provided by ]