IIHS-HLDI locations

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
988 Dairy Road
Ruckersville, VA 22968
main +1 434 985 4600
fax +1 434 985 2202

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
1005 N. Glebe Road, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22201
main +1 703 247 1500
fax +1 703 247 1588

Highway Loss Data Institute
1005 N. Glebe Road, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201
main +1 703 247 1600
fax +1 703 247 1595


Media contact:

Russ Rader
Senior Vice President, Communications
rrader@iihs.org
office +1 703 247 1530
mobile +1 202 257 3591

General consumer inquiries:

Chamelle Matthew
Senior Communications
Specialist
cmatthew@iihs.org
office +1 703 247 1535
fax +1 703 247 1588

Advertising approvals contacts:

Shelley M. Shelton
Manager of Consumer Ratings and Member Support Services
sshelton@iihs.org
office +1 434 985 9261
fax +1 434 985 2202

Laurel B. Sims
Legislative Policy Analyst
lsims@iihs.org
office +1 703 247 1527
fax +1 703 247 1678


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Adrian Lund
President

Adrian K. Lund is president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute.

A highway safety expert consulted frequently by reporters, Dr. Lund appears regularly on TV news magazines and on network news programs.

Trained initially as a psychologist, Dr. Lund has been involved in health-related research since 1974. He joined IIHS in 1981 as a behavioral scientist, becoming senior vice president for research in 1993, chief operating officer for IIHS and HLDI in 2001 and president in 2006.

Dr. Lund is the author of numerous scientific papers on such topics as young drivers, alcohol and drug use among drivers, occupant restraints and the effect of vehicle design on driver behavior and crashworthiness. He has served on many government and nongovernmental committees addressing highway safety issues.

Prior to joining IIHS, Dr. Lund conducted research on people's health activities at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He received a bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University and a doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


Joe Nolan
Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President, Vehicle Research

Joseph Nolan is chief administrative officer and senior vice president for vehicle research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, where he has worked since 1992. His responsibilities include planning and oversight of the Institute's vehicle research and ratings. He also is responsible for coordinating IT and operations at both the Vehicle Research Center, located north of Charlottesville, Va., and the Institute's Arlington office. Mr. Nolan was instrumental in coordinating the research center's $30 million expansion.

Mr. Nolan is author of numerous research papers published by the Society of Automotive Engineers and in scientific journals. He is an expert on vehicle compatibility in crashes, occupant protection in front and side impacts, low-speed damageability, and accident investigation and reconstruction. He trained with BMW in Munich in both car and motorcycle crash investigation.

Mr. Nolan's received a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia. He previously earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University.


David Zuby
Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer

David Zuby is executive vice president and chief research officer for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Working out of the Vehicle Research Center (VRC), he oversees and coordinates research by the VRC, the Institute research department in Arlington and the Highway Loss Data Institute.

Mr. Zuby is the author of numerous research papers published by the Institute on topics such as the biomechanics of injury, pedestrian protection, crashworthiness and crash investigation.

Prior to joining the Institute as a research engineer in 1993, Mr. Zuby worked on research projects for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at Transportation Research Center in Ohio. He holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Illinois.


Kim Hazelbaker
Senior Vice President, Highway Loss Data Institute

As senior vice president of the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), Kim Hazelbaker has a leadership role in all aspects of HLDI's mission. Mr. Hazelbaker has been with the organization since 1988, initially joining as director of statistical analysis.

Prior to coming to HLDI, Mr. Hazelbaker worked in a diplomatic capacity as statistical advisor to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has held technical and management positions with the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mr. Hazelbaker holds a master's degree and a bachelor's from the University of Missouri.


Russ Rader
Senior Vice President, Communications

Russ Rader is senior vice president for communications at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. He joined the Institute in 2001 and serves as the primary contact for journalists seeking traffic safety information or interviews with Institute researchers.

Mr. Rader previously worked as public affairs director for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.



Raul Arbelaez
Vice President, Vehicle Research Center

Raul Arbelaez is vice president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Vehicle Research Center.

Mr. Arbelaez joined the Institute in 1999 as a research engineer. His research interests include occupant injury biomechanics, crash test dummies and vehicle event data recorders. He has been involved in the Institute's frontal crashworthiness evaluation program, real-world crash investigation studies, the development of advanced dummy seating procedures and the Institute's side-impact crash test program.

Mr. Arbelaez received a bachelor's degree from Florida State University and a master's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Michael Fagin
General Counsel, Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President, Government Relations

Michael Fagin is general counsel, secretary/treasurer and vice president for government relations at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. He joined the Institute in 2007 as an attorney and now manages the organization's finances as well as its relationship with federal and state agencies and legislatures. He is also involved with the Institute's research relating to changes in state highway safety laws.

Mr. Fagin received a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Matt Moore
Vice President, Highway Loss Data Institute

Matt Moore is vice president of the Highway Loss Data Institute, where he oversees much of HLDI's research. He also supervises loss data processing, collection of vehicle information and data services for member companies.

Mr. Moore joined HLDI in 1999 as a programmer. He is the author of numerous research papers published by HLDI on topics such as crash avoidance technologies, vehicle horsepower, motorcycles and distracted driving.

Before coming to HLDI, Mr. Moore worked in higher education, conducting institutional research, designing data systems and creating web sites. He holds an M.B.A. and a bachelor's degree from Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania.

David Aylor
Manager of Active Safety Testing

David Aylor is manager of active safety testing at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Mr. Aylor has worked at IIHS since 2004 and has been closely involved with all its testing programs. Most recently, he helped develop the evaluation program for front crash prevention systems. His areas of research include rear impact, low-speed damageability, and crash avoidance technology. 

Mr. Aylor received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia.


Nicholas Basch
Research Analyst

Nicholas Basch is a research analyst at the Highway Loss Data Institute.

Since joining HLDI in 2013, Mr. Basch has focused his research on the effectiveness of crash avoidance technologies in reducing insurance losses. He also has authored reports on topics such as teen drivers, the effect on claim severity of using aluminum in vehicle construction, and motorcycle antilock braking systems.

Mr. Basch holds a master's degree in statistics from the University of Washington and a master's degree in financial mathematics from New York University's Courant Institute.


Matthew Brumbelow
Senior Research Engineer

Matthew Brumbelow is a senior research engineer at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, where he has worked since 2002.

Most of Mr. Brumbelow's research has focused on how vehicle structure and restraint system performance in laboratory test conditions relates to real-world crash outcomes. His findings have contributed to the development of the IIHS front crash, roof strength and headlight ratings, as well as its evaluations of truck underride guards.

Mr. Brumbelow received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia.


Jessica Cicchino
Vice President, Research

Jessica B. Cicchino is vice president for research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Dr. Cicchino conducts research in a number areas, including collision avoidance technologies and older drivers. Prior to joining the Institute as a research scientist in 2012, she was a research psychologist at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Dr. Cicchino received a bachelor's degree from Vassar College and a doctorate in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.


Marcy Edwards
Research Engineer

Marcy Edwards is a research engineer at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Ms. Edwards joined the Institute in 2000 and is responsible for conducting many of the tests in the Institute's vehicle crashworthiness evaluation program. Her research focuses on occupant protection in the areas of whiplash, far-side impacts and child passenger safety.

Ms. Edwards received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech.


Angela Eichelberger
Senior Research Scientist

Angela H. Eichelberger is a senior research scientist at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Dr. Eichelberger conducts research primarily in the areas of alcohol- and drug-impaired driving, young drivers and child passenger safety.

Prior to joining IIHS in 2011, Dr. Eichelberger was a research psychologist at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. She received a bachelor's degree from York College of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park.


Charles Farmer
Vice President, Research and Statistical Services

Charles M. Farmer is vice president for research and statistical services at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, where he has worked since 1994.

Dr. Farmer has authored studies on many aspects of traffic safety, including the effects of enhanced vehicle technology, regulation and refinement of driver behavior, and roadway design.

Dr. Farmer received a master's degree from Old Dominion University and a doctorate from Iowa State University.


Wen Hu
Senior Research Transportation Engineer

Wen Hu is senior research transportation engineer at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Dr. Hu joined the Institute in 2010. She has authored numerous research papers on such topics as automated enforcement, roundabouts, speed limits, speeding and roadside safety.

Dr. Hu received a doctorate in civil engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.


Jessica Jermakian
Senior Research Engineer

Jessica S. Jermakian is a senior research engineer at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Dr. Jermakian joined the Institute in 2009 and has conducted research on topics ranging from crash avoidance and crashworthiness to child passenger safety.

Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Jermakian worked for Nissan North America and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her doctorate in Transportation Safety Engineering from The George Washington University.


David Kidd
Senior Research Scientist

David G. Kidd is a senior research scientist at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Dr. Kidd studies how drivers use different technologies, whether they are built into vehicles or brought into them, and the effects of those technologies on driver behavior, cognition, performance and safety. He has authored papers on topics such as distracted driving, safety belt use and rear visibility.

Dr. Kidd received a bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and a doctorate in psychology from George Mason University.


Becky Mueller
Senior Research Engineer

Becky Mueller is a senior research engineer at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Ms. Mueller has been involved in the Institute's small overlap frontal crashworthiness evaluation program and real-world crash investigation studies. She has also conducted research on injury biomechanics, advanced crash test dummies and vehicle-to-pedestrian crashes.

Prior to joining IIHS in 2011, Ms. Mueller worked on research projects for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at Transportation Research Center in Ohio. During her graduate studies, she worked at General Motors on frontal crash and pedestrian performance of future vehicles. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree from the Purdue University.


Sean O'Malley
Senior Test Coordinator

Mr. O'Malley began working at IIHS in 2007, initially performing damageability research and low-speed crash tests. He later became involved in all aspects of crashworthiness evaluations. He went on to head the trailer underride test program, which has succeeded in encouraging trailer manufacturers to voluntarily improve the strength of their rear underride guards.

Prior to joining IIHS, Mr. O'Malley spent 20 years in the testing field in the Detroit area, beginning with Ford Tractor in 1987. He became a test coordinator at EG&G Structural Kinematics (later Defiance Testing), developing numerous test processes for bumpers, airbags, frame rails, door beams and front module systems.


Ian Reagan
Senior Research Scientist

Ian Reagan is a senior research scientist at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Since joining the Institute in 2012, Dr. Reagan has conducted research on such topic as crash avoidance technologies and driver distraction. Previously, he worked for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as a research psychologist.

Dr. Reagan received a bachelor's degree and a doctorate in psychology from Old Dominion University.


Eric Teoh
Senior Statistician

Eric Teoh is a senior statistician at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Since joining the Institute in 2006, Mr. Teoh has conducted numerous studies quantifying the state of highway safety and identifying ways to improve it. His research has focused on motorcycles, young drivers, large trucks and passenger vehicle safety.

Mr. Teoh holds a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also earned his bachelor's degree.


Kay Wakeman
Research Analyst

Kay Wakeman is a research analyst at the Highway Loss Data Institute.

Ms. Wakeman joined HLDI in 2015 and has worked on studies covering topics such as geographic variation in losses and comprehensive losses.

She received a master's degree in mathematics from Loyola University Chicago and a bachelor's degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.


JoAnn Wells
Senior Research Scientist

JoAnn K. Wells is a senior research scientist at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Ms. Wells has published many articles concerning various aspects of safety belt and child restraint use, including evaluation of safety belt programs, belt reminder systems, and belt use by teenagers. Her research interests also include innovative methods and programs to reduce alcohol-impaired driving and whiplash injury, as well as young drivers.

Ms. Wells received a bachelor's degree from Emmanuel College.


Myles Wilson
Research Engineer

Myles Wilson is a research engineer at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Since joining the Institute in 2013, Mr. Wilson has been involved in the research and testing of crash avoidance technologies.

Mr. Wilson received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.