Steven Teutsch - Evidence-based Public Health & Policy
Jim Fell - Principal Research Scientist
Steven M. Teutsch was formerly the Chief Science Officer, Los Angeles County Public Health where he worked on evidence-based public health and policy. He was the Chair on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report entitled ‘Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: A Comprehensive Approach to a Persistent Problem,’ which was released on January 17, 2018.
Dr. Teutsch has published more than 200 articles and eight books in a broad range of fields in epidemiology, including parasitic diseases, diabetes, technology assessment, health services research and surveillance.
James C. Fell is a Principal Research Scientist in the Economics, Justice, and Society department at NORC. His areas of expertise include behavioral studies in traffic safety, evaluating impaired driving countermeasures, determining the effectiveness of various alcohol policies and safety issues associated with the legalization of marijuana in the states.
Before joining NORC, Fell was a Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) in Calverton, Maryland, where he worked on projects which included evaluating the effectiveness of enforcement programs, particularly highly visible, highly publicized and frequent sobriety checkpoints, in reducing impaired driving. Other projects included research on drivers arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), a project on increasing safety belt usage by teens, and developing various resource documents on sanctions for drivers convicted of DWI.