Members of the CARTEEH Advisory Board collaborate with the CARTEEH Executive Committee to provide strategic advice on scientific activities and research programs; emerging transportation and health issues and trends in national and global contexts; knowledge translation and dissemination of research; and partnerships and leveraging opportunities.
Our initial Advisory Board is comprised of distinguished, high-level professionals who are strategically positioned to offer guidance on emerging trends, partnerships, leveraging opportunities, and scientific activities and research.
Matthew Barth, Ph.D.
University of California – Riverside
Dr. Matthew Barth is the Yeager Families Professor at the College of Engineering, University of California–Riverside. He is part of the intelligent systems faculty in electrical and computer engineering and is also serving as the Director for the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), UCR’s largest multi-disciplinary research center. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering/computer science from the University of Colorado in 1984, and M.S. (1985) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Barth joined the University of California–Riverside in 1991, conducting research in intelligent systems.
Dr. Barth is active with the U.S. Transportation Research Board serving in a variety of roles in several committees, including the Committee on ITS and the Committee on Transportation Air Quality. He was awarded the TRB Pyke Johnson Award for TRB outstanding paper in 2007. In 2011, he was one of the winners of the Connected Vehicle Technology Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration. He has also served on a number of National Research Council Committees. Dr. Barth has also been active in IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Society for many years, participating in conferences as a presenter, invited session organizer, session moderator, reviewer, associate editor of the Transactions of ITS, and a member of the IEEE ITSS Board of Governors. He was the IEEE ITSS vice president for conferences (2011–2012), president-elect for 2013, president (2014–2015), and past-president for 2016. He recently received the IEEE ITSS Outstanding Research Award.
Thomas A. Burke, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Thomas A. Burke, Ph.D., MPH, is the Jacob I and Irene B. Fabrikant Professor and Chair in Health Risk and Society at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and the School of Medicine Department of Oncology. He is also director of the Johns Hopkins Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute. Dr. Burke was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development. From January 2015 until January 2017 Dr. Burke was the EPA science advisor and Deputy Assistant Administrator for Research and Development. His research interests include environmental epidemiology and surveillance, evaluation of population exposures to environmental pollutants, assessment and communication of environmental risks, and application of epidemiology and health risk assessment to public policy. Before joining the university faculty, Dr. Burke was Deputy Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey and Director of Science and Research for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. In New Jersey, he directed initiatives that influenced the development of national programs, such as Superfund, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Toxics Release Inventory. Dr. Burke served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. He was chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Improving Risk Analysis that produced the report Science and Decisions, and chaired the NAS Committee on Human Biomonitoring for Environmental Toxicants. He is a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis and a lifetime National Associate of the National Academies. Dr. Burke received his B.S. from St. Peter’s College, his MPH from The University of Texas and his Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Roberto Osegueda, Ph.D.
University of Texas at El Paso
Dr. Roberto A. Osegueda has served as the Vice President for Research at the University of Texas at El Paso since September 2005, with the primary responsibility of overseeing all research and sponsored project activities at the University. Dr. Osegueda has served The University of Texas at El Paso since September 1987 in various capacities as faculty, researcher, and administrator. He was promoted to full professor in September 2003. In administrative roles, he has been assistant and associate dean of engineering, acting dean of engineering, and director of the FAST Center for Structural Integrity of Aerospace Systems. His research has been funded by numerous agencies, including the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, NASA, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (now Missile Defense Agency), the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Raytheon, NIST, Air Force Research Labs, the Texas Department of Transportation and other agencies and Industrial partners.
Katie Turnbull, Ph.D.
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Dr. Katie Turnbull is an executive associate director at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). She is also an executive professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University. At TTI she maintains a diverse research portfolio, leads Institute initiatives, and manages TTI’s Environment and Planning Research Group. Active in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, she is currently serving as chair of the TRB Executive Committee. Dr. Turnbull received the Regents Fellow Award from The Texas A&M University System in 2015. In 2014, she was recognized with TRB’s W.N. Carey, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, recognizing her longtime outstanding service to TRB and transportation research. In 2013, she received the Ethel S. Birchland Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, which honors individuals who promote leadership and career advancement for women in the transportation design and construction industries. In 2012, she was named a lifetime national associate of the National Research Council based on her many years of volunteer service with TRB.