Motao Zhu, MD, MS, PhD
Dr. Zhu is a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. With doctoral training in epidemiology and medicine, and active research for about 20 years, Dr. Zhu is well versed in travel behaviors, transportation injuries, and opioid and marijuana abuse. He has received multiple NIH, CDC, and state grants to conduct research in cellphone use while driving, teen driving, traffic policy, and opioid use disorders. He has published in a number of high impact journals, including JAMA, Epidemiology and Journal of Adolescent Health, as well as notable journals in the injury field, such as Injury Prevention and Accident Analysis and Prevention. He has been an editorial board member for the journals Injury Prevention and Injury Epidemiology. He has been the research coordinator for the Vehicle User Education, Training, and Licensing Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.