Krista Nordback

Krista Nordback, Ph.D., P.E.

Senior Research Associate


Krista is on sabbatical from September 2019 to September 2020.

Krista Nordback is a senior research associate, focusing on bicycle and pedestrian traffic and safety.  She earned her doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Colorado Denver, master’s from University of Minnesota and bachelor’s from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her doctoral dissertation developed a new method for estimating bicycle traffic and provided one of the first safety performance functions for bicyclists at signalized intersections in the U.S. She has researched non-motorized traffic counting technologies and programs for Colorado, Washington and Oregon departments of transportation. She has also worked with the team at Portland State University on creating a national bicycle and pedestrian count archive, Bike-Ped Portal. At HSRC Krista continues her work to understand bicyclist and pedestrian safety.