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Assistant Research Scientist
   University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute


Visiting Post Doctoral Fellow
   National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
   National Institutes of Health


Research Interests:
   Human Factors of Driving, Driver Behavior and Training, Young Driver Safety, Passenger Influences, Driver Distraction, Hazard Perception, Driving Simulation, Eye-Tracking, Naturalistic Driving Studies



Publications and Conferences:

Ouimet, M.C., Pradhan, A.K., Simons-Morton, B.G., Divekar, G., Mehranian, H., Fisher, D.L. (2013, in press) The Effect of Male Teenage Passengers on Male Teenage Drivers: Findings From a Driving Simulator Study. Accident Analysis & Prevention, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2013.04.024

Simons-Morton, B.G., Bingham, C.R., Ouimet, M.C., Pradhan, A.K., Chen, R., Barretto, A., Shope, J.T. (2013, in press) The Effect on Teenage Risky Driving of Feedback From a Safety Monitoring System: A Randomized Control Trial. Journal of Adolescent Health

Taylor, T., Pradhan, A.K., Divekar, G., Romoser, M., Muttart, J., Gomez, R., Pollatsek, A., Fisher, D.L. (2013, in press) The view from the road: The contribution of on-road glance-monitoring technologies to understanding driver behavior. Accident Analysis and Prevention, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2013.02.008

Divekar, G., Pradhan, A. K., Pollatsek, A., Fisher, D. L. (2012, in press) External Distractions: Evaluation of their effect on younger novice and experienced drivers´┐Ż behavior and vehicle control. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

Thomas, F.D., Pollatsek, A., Pradhan, A.K., Divekar, G., Blomberg, R.D., Reagan, I, Fisher, D.L. (2011) Field and Simulator Evaluations of a PC-Based Attention Maintenance Training Program. Report DOT HS 811 469, NHTSA

Pradhan, A.K., Divekar, G., Masserang, K., Romoser, M., Zafian, T., Blomberg, R.D., Thomas, F.D., Reagan, I., Knodler, M., Pollatsek, A., Fisher, D.L. (2011) The Effects of Focused Attention Training (FOCAL) on the Duration of Novice Drivers' Glances Inside the Vehicle. Ergonomics, Vol 54; Issue 1; 917-931

Pollatsek, A., Vlakveld, W., Kappe, B., Pradhan, A.K., Fisher, D.L. (2011) Driving Simulators as Training and Evaluation Tools: Novice Drivers. In Fisher, D.L., Rizzo, M., Caird, J., Lee, J.D.(Eds). Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology. CRC Press

Pradhan, A.K., Simons-Morton, B.G., Lee, S.E., Klauer, S.G. (2011) Hazard Perception and Distraction in Novice Drivers: Effects of 12 Months Driving Experience. Sixth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, June 2011.

Taylor, T.G.G., Masserang, K.M., Pradhan, A.K., Divekar, G., Samuel, S., Muttart, J.W., Pollatsek, A., Fisher, D.L. (2011) Long Term Effects of Hazard Anticipation Training on Novice Drivers Measured on the Open Road. Sixth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, June 2011.

Muttart, J.W., Hurwitz, D.S., Pradhan, A.K., Fisher, D.L., Knodler, M.A. (2011) Developing an Adaptive Warning System for Backing Crashes in Different Types of Backing Scenarios. Journal of Transportation Safety & Security; Vol 3; Issue 1; 38-58

Fisher, D.L., Thomas, F.D., Pradhan, A.K., Pollatsek, A., Blomberg, R.D., Reagan, I. (2010) Development and Evaluation of a PC-Based Attention Maintenance Training Program. Report DOT HS 811 252, NHTSA

Muttart, J., Hurwitz, D., Fisher, D.L., Pradhan, A.K., Knodler, M.A. (2010) Backing Acceleration and Response Time to an Audible Warning in a Field Test. 89th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, National Research Council, Washington D.C.

Pradhan, A.K., Masserang, K, Pollatsek, A., Divekar, G., Romoser, M., Reagan, I., Fisher, D.L. (2010) Training Attention Maintenance: A First Step. 89th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, National Research Council, Washington D.C.

Chan, E., Pradhan, A. K., Pollatsek, A., Knodler, M. A., Fisher, D. L. (2010) Are driving simulators effective tools for evaluating novice drivers' hazard anticipation, speed management, and attention maintenance skills? Transportation Research F, 13, 343-353

Garay-Vega, L., Pradhan, A.K., Weinberg, G., Schmidt-Nielsen, B., Harsham, B., Shen, Y., Divekar, G., Romoser, M., Knodler, M., Fisher, D.L. (2010) Evaluation of Different Speech and Touch Interfaces to In-vehicle Music Retrieval Systems. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42, 913-920

Hurwitz, D.S., Pradhan, A.K., Fisher, D.L., Knodler, M.A., Muttart, J.W., Menon, R., Meissner, U. (2010) Backing Collisions: A Study of Drivers' Eye and Backing Behavior Using Combined Rear-View Camera and Sensor Systems. Injury Prevention; 16; 79-84

Pradhan, A.K., Masserang, K., Divekar, G., Regan, I., Thomas, F. D., Blomberg, R., Pollatsek, A. and Fisher, D. (2009) Attention Maintenance in Novice Drivers - Assessment and Training. Fifth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, Big Sky, Montana, July 2009.

Chan, E., Pradhan, A.K., Knodler, M. A., Pollatsek, A. and Fisher, D. L. (2008) Empirical Evaluation on a Driving Simulator of the Effect of Distractions Inside and Outside the Vehicle on Drivers' Eye Behaviors. 87th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, National Research Council, Washington D.C.

Pradhan, A.K., Pollatsek, A., Knodler, M.A. and Fisher, D.L. (2008) Can Novice Drivers be Trained to Scan for Information Which Will Reduce Their Risk in Roadway Traffic Scenarios That are Hard to Identify as Hazardous? Ergonomics, 52:6, 657-673

Pollatsek, A., Fisher, D. L. and Pradhan, A. K., (2008). Using Eye Movements to Study and Improve Driving Safety. In K.Rayner, D. Shem, X. Bai, & G. Yan (Eds). Cognitive and Cultural Influences on Eye Movements. (pp.157-172). Tianjin People's Press/Psychology Press.

Fisher, D. L., Pradhan, A. K., Pollatsek, A. and Knodler, M. A. (2007) Empirical Evaluation of Hazard Anticipation Behaviors in the Field and on Driving Simulator Using Eye Tracker. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2018, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2007, pp. 80-86

Pradhan, A., Pollatsek, A., Fisher, D. L., (2007). Comparison of Trained and Untrained Novice Drivers' Gaze Behavior in Risky and Non-Risky Scenarios. Proceedings of the Fourth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, Stevenson, Washington, July 2007.

Fisher, D. L., Pradhan, A. K., Pollatsek, A. and Knodler, M. A. (2007) Empirical Evaluation of Hazard Anticipation Behaviors in the Field and on Driving Simulator Using Eye Tracker. 86th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting CD-ROM, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C.

Pradhan, A. K., Fisher, D. L. and Pollatsek, A. (2006) Risk Perception Training for Novice Drivers: Evaluating Duration of Effects of Training on a Driving Simulator. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1969, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2006, pp. 58-64

Pollatsek, A., Fisher, D. L. and Pradhan A. K. (2006) Identifying and Remediating Failures of Selective Attention in Younger Drivers. Current Directions in Psychological Science. Volume 15. Number 5, 255-259

Pradhan, A. K., Fisher, D. L., Pollatsek, A., Knodler, M. and Langone, M. (2006) Field Evaluation of a Risk Awareness and Perception Training Program For Younger Drivers. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Oct 16-20

Fisher, D. L., Pollatsek, A. P. and Pradhan, A. (2006). Can novice drivers be trained to scan for information that will reduce their likelihood of a crash? Injury Prevention 2006;12(suppl_1):i25-i29

Pradhan, A. K., Fisher, D. L. and Pollatsek, A. (2006). Risk Perception Training for Novice Drivers: Evaluating Duration of Effects on a Driving Simulator. 85th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting CD-ROM, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C.

Pollatsek, A., Narayanaan, V., Pradhan, A. K. and Fisher, D. L. (2006). The Use of Eye Movements to Evaluate a PC-Based Risk Awareness and Perception Training (RAPT) Program on an Advanced Driving Simulator. Human Factors, Fall 2006, Volume 48, Number 3, 447-464.

Pradhan, A. K., Fisher, D.L. and Pollatsek, A. (2005). The Effects of PC-Based Training on Novice Drivers' Risk Awareness in a Driving Simulator. 3rd International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, Rockport, Maine, June 2005.

Pradhan, A. K. (2005). The Fidelity Required for Roadway Development and Evaluation. Talk at Simulator Users Group Workshop, "Development of Standardized Descriptions of Driving Simulator Scenarios: Human Factors Considerations" at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C, January 2005.

Pradhan, A. K., Hammel, K. R., DeRamus, R., Pollatsek, A., Noyce, D. A. and Fisher, D. L (2005). Using Eye Movements to Evaluate Effects of Driver Age on Risk Perception in a Driving Simulator. Human Factors, Winter 2005, volume 47, no 4, 840-852.

Fisher, D. L., Narayanaan, V., Pradhan, A.K. and Pollatsek, A. (2004). Using Eye Movements in Driving Simulators to Evaluate Effects of PC-Based Risk Awareness Training. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Sept 20-24, 2266-2270

Fisher, D. L., Upchurch, J., Pradhan, A.K., Mehranian, H., Romoser, M. (2004). Signing Two-Lane Freeway Exits with an Option Through Lane in Extreme Conditions: Anatomy of Drivers' Behavior. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1899, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2004, pp. 35-43.

Pradhan, A.K., Hammel, K.R., DeRamus, R., Noyce, D.A., Pollatsek, A. and Fisher, D.L. (January 2003). The Use of Eye Movements to Evaluate the Effects of Driver Age on Risk Perception in an Advanced Driving Simulator. 82nd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting CD-ROM, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C.

Fisher, D. L., Pradhan, A. K., Hammel, K. R., DeRamus, R., Noyce, D. A. and Pollatsek, A. P. (2003). Are younger drivers less able than older drivers to recognize risks on the road? Injury Insights, February/March, 1,2,7.

Hammel, K.R., Fisher, D.L. and Pradhan, A.K. (2002). Verbal and Spatial Loading Effects on Eye Movements in Driving Simulators: a Comparison to Real World Driving. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 46th Annual Meeting, Baltimore.




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