TTI Senior Research ScientistBehavioral Research
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
College Station, TX 77843
ph. (979) 317-2532 x42532
Email: [email protected]
- 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 Group at the Center for Transportation Safety. Ms. Womack has been a member of the Institute's full-time staff for over 24 years, joining TTI as a graduate student in Sociology at Texas A&M University. Prior to receiving her Master's degree from Texas A&M University, Ms. Womack received B.A. degrees (cum laude) in Sociology and Psychology at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Ms. Womack's primary areas of interest are in survey research and traffic safety research. She has 25 years of experience in various methods of survey research, including focus group, expert panel, telephone, personal interview, and mail questionnaire design, implementation and analysis. Ms. Womack has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on numerous research studies, including over 25 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) funded projects and two National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) funded projects. Occupant restraint surveys and studies have been a focal point of Ms. Womack's work during the past 15 years. Ms. Womack is currently responsible for observational surveys to assess the safety belt and child restraint use rates for the state of Texas.
Ms. Womack has been actively involved in the Transportation Research Board as a committee member on the Committee on Operator Education and Regulation, the Committee on Social and Economic Factors of Transportation, and the Committee on Bicycling. Ms. Womack is a certified child passenger safety technician. In 2000, Ms. Womack received the TTI/Trinity Researcher of the Year Award.