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NHTSA Leadership

Nanda Srinivasan

Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development

Nanda Srinivasan, NHTSA’s Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development, oversees four offices within the agency that formulate, implement, and evaluate traffic safety programs. His team provides national leadership and technical assistance to states and other stakeholders in the identification, research, planning, development, demonstration, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of highway safety programs. The programs are designed to prevent or reduce traffic-related crashes and the resulting deaths, injuries, property damage, and associated costs. Srinivasan oversees the development of programs to increase seat belt use, to decrease impaired driving, and to improve the safety of motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians, older drivers, and emergency medical services.

Srinivasan previously served as the director of statistical methods and research at the U.S. Energy Information Administration. He led the office in overseeing survey development, statistical methods, data integration, and quality assurance for all EIA products. Prior to his time at EIA, he served for more than six years as a senior program officer at the Transportation Research Board. There, Srinivasan oversaw programs and projects related to transportation research, including the development of guidebooks for states and local agencies on transportation planning and policy. Prior to TRB, Srinivasan significantly contributed to the development of transportation data, including national resources such as the census transportation planning package and the national household transportation survey. 

Srinivasan holds a master’s degree in transportation engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.