Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

Published: January 9th, 2017

Category: Research, Special Populations

Principal Investigator

Dr. Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA

Synopsis

In collaboration with Stellenbosh University, Dr. Sherrilene Classen, a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow, is leading efforts with Prof. Lana van Niekerk to help reduce the number of road fatalities in South Africa. According to the renowned scholar, the objective of the collaboration is to “keep people on the road as long and as safe as possible.” With her worth of experience and more than a decade long research into driver behavior in the United States and Canada, together with support from colleagues in South Africa, the group is developing a five-year strategic plan targeted at focusing rehabilitation services to help reduce the current high number of road fatalities.