Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development: Jeffrey Michael

Dr. Jeffrey Michael is the associate administrator for Research and Program Development at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with responsibility for the development of programs to increase seat belt use, decrease impaired driving, improve emergency medical services, and enhance the safety of motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians and older drivers.   

Previously, Michael served as director of the Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection Office, with responsibility for developing and promoting programs to reduce alcohol and drug-impaired driving and increasing the use of safety belts and child safety seats.

During his tenure, Michael also served as chief of the agency’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division, where he supported the national EMS system by developing and maintaining consensus guidelines for educating emergency medical technicians and improving EMS operations. Michael has served in the Federal government for 28 years.