TTI Senior Research ScientistBehavioral Research
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
1111 RELLIS Parkway
Bryan, TX 77807-3135
- M.S., Sociology, Texas A&M University, 1978
- B.S., Sociology, East Texas State University, 1976
- B.S., Psychology, East Texas State University, 1976
Katie Womack is a Senior Research Scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and is the manager of the Behavioral Research Program in the Center for Transportation Safety. Ms. Womack has been a member of the Institute's full-time staff for 45 years, joining TTI as a graduate student in Sociology at Texas A&M University. Ms. Womack's primary areas of interest are in survey research and traffic safety research. She has 45 years of experience in various methods of survey research, including observational data collection, focus group, expert panel, telephone, personal interview, and mail questionnaire design, implementation and analysis.
Occupant restraint surveys and studies have been a focal point of Ms. Womack's work during the past several decades. Ms. Womack is currently responsible for observational surveys to assess the safety belt and child restraint use rates for the state of Texas; observational surveys of cell phone use, and the annual public awareness survey of traffic safety issues in Texas. She is a certified child passenger safety technician (1998) and recently managed the grant to conduct a statewide child passenger safety conference in Texas, conducted annually 2017-2022.
Ms. Womack has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on numerous research studies, with sponsors including the Texas Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, among others. In 2000, Ms. Womack received the TTI/Trinity Researcher of the Year Award. She serves as a member of the Texas A&M University Institutional Review Board (IRB) 2012-2023.