Kristel Robison

Kristel Robison

Senior Research Associate



Kristel Robison joined the University of North Carolina (UNC) Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) in 2015 as a research associate. She has a background in behavioral research on child passenger safety, occupant protection, older drivers, and novice drivers. Kristel’s work centers around developing and evaluating behavioral approaches to transportation safety. She has extensive experience in focus group moderation, survey design, and the design of behavioral interventions. Kristel is currently serving on the National Child Passenger Safety Board. She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, educating parents on proper installation and use of child restraints. She is also an Event Coordinator for CarFit, a program that aims to enhance the comfort, safety, and fit of vehicles to older drivers.

Prior to joining HSRC, Kristel was a research associate at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). At UCLA, she coordinated studies that focused on childhood obesity, nutrition, parenting and social skills training for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Kristel has her master’s degree in social welfare from the UCLA and her bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish from the University of California, Davis. When not working, Kristel enjoys spending time exploring North Carolina with her husband and daughters.