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Peer Reviewed Publications

Costich J., Slavova S. (2015). Using enforcement and adjudication data to assess the impact of a primary safety belt law. Traffic Injury Prevention, 16(7), 664-668, DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2014.999857. 


Jacobsen, L., Bunn, T., Slavova, S. 2014. Human and Environmental Factors Associated with Adult Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Collisions in Kentucky. Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association, 112, 5-11.


Bunn, T., Singleton, M., Slavova, S., & Nicholson, V. (2012). Concordance of Identified Drugs in Injured Drivers Using Linked Motor Vehicle Crash, Emergency Department, and Inpatient Hospitalization Datasets. Injury Prevention, 18, A40. http://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040580d.6


Bunn, T., Slavova, S., & Robertson, M. (2013). Motor Vehicle Injuries Among Semi Truck Drivers and Sleeper Berth Passengers. Journal of Safety Research, 44, 51–55. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2012.09.003


Bunn, T. L., Slavova, S., & Robertson, M. (2012). Crash and burn? Vehicle, collision, and driver factors that influence motor vehicle collision fires. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 47, 140–145. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2011.10.008


Green MK, Harrison R, Leinenkugel K, Nguyen CB, Towle M, Schoonover T, Bunn T, Northwood J, Pratt SG, Myers JR. (2011). Occupational highway transportation deaths --- United States, 2003--2008. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 60, 497–502.


Bunn, T. L., Slavova, S., & Tang, M. (2011). Injuries among solid waste collectors in the private versus public sectors. Waste Management & Research : The Journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA, 29, 1043–52. http://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X11410115


Bunn, T. L., Yu, L., Slavova, S., & Bathke, A. (2009). The Effects of Semi Truck Driver Age and Gender and the Presence of Passengers on Collisions with Other Vehicles. Traffic Injury Prevention, 10, 266–272. http://doi.org/10.1080/15389580902857622


Slavova S., Bunn, T., Pavlov, D., Kryscio, R.J. (2007). Surveillance of occupational drivers using k nearest neighbor methods on the line. Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings. 2631-2634.

Bunn, T. L., Slavova, S., Struttmann, T. W., & Browning, S. R. (2005). Sleepiness/fatigue and distraction/inattention as factors for fatal versus nonfatal commercial motor vehicle driver injuries. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 37, 862–869. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2005.04.004