Published: July 15, 2008

Last summer, my oldest daughter, Sapna, passed a multiple-choice driver’s exam, secured a learner’s permit and asked to sit in the driver’s seat. This was a source of concern for me. As an epidemiologist, it is my job to look at incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and suggest ways to keep people healthy and safe. I know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teenage death, accounting for more than a third of the fatalities in this age group. Read More