Engineering Research Associate
Sarah Smith is an Engineering Research Associate at HSRC. She joined the staff in 2008 and has served as a project engineer for research projects for the Federal Highway Administration; the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; the North Carolina Highway Research Plan; and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Her research experience includes the areas of roadway and safety data, countermeasure evaluation, and large truck safety. She assists in handling data collection and analysis for many types of highway safety studies.
Prior to her employment at HSRC, she was employed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). At IIHS, her work assignments consisted of high speed vehicle crash testing, low speed rear impact crash testing, data analysis, assessment of vehicle ratings, and reporting of test findings and results.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys taking ballet classes, cooking and taking walks with her dog. She and her husband reside in Charlotte, NC.