Erin K. Sauber-Schatz, PhD, MPH
Team Lead, Transportation Safety Team, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Erin Sauber-Schatz, PhD, MPH, serves as the team lead of the Transportation Safety Team in the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention. She is responsible for overseeing all of CDC’s transportation safety activities which includes motor vehicle injury prevention, a CDC winnable battle. The Transportation safety Team’s focus areas include seat belt use, child passenger safety, safe teen driving, alcohol-impaired driving, tribal motor vehicle injury prevention, and older adult mobility.
She began her career at CDC in the Epidemic Intelligence Service working at the Florida Department of Health with a focus in maternal and child health. She has served as an epidemiologist on the Transportation Safety Team with subject matter expertise in child passenger safety and safe teen driving including the Parents Are the Key campaign, CDC’s national campaign to increase awareness among parents of proven steps to keep teen drivers safer.
Doctor Sauber-Schatz received her bachelor of arts degree in biology with a minor in French from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, her MPH in epidemiology from the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health in College Station, Texas, and her PhD in epidemiology and a certificate in public health preparedness and disaster response from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a Commander in the United States Public Health Service.
Areas of Expertise
• Child passenger safety (car/booster seats)
• Teen drivers
• Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID/SIDS)