Last updated on: 10/5/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Adrian Lund, PhD Biography

Title:
President of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?"
Reasoning:

“Clandestine underage drinking is a problem, but lowering the drinking age is not a solution.”

“Protecting Teens from the Dangers of Alcohol Use and Abuse: Wishful Thinking Versus Science,” www.iihs.org, Oct. 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the minimum legal drinking age. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the minimum legal drinking age.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2006-present
  • President, Highway Loss Data Institute, 2006-present
  • Chief Operating Officer, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2001-2006
  • Chief Operating Officer, Highway Loss Data Institute, 2001-2006
  • Senior Vice President for Research, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 1993-2001
  • Behavioral Scientist, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 1981-1993
  • Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health, University of Connecticut Health Center, 1974-1981
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee on Effectiveness and Impact of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
  • Member, National Research Council Committee for the Review of the Intelligent Vehicle Initiative
Education:
  • PhD, Social Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1975
Contact Info:
Phone
703-247-1500
Email
publications@iihs.org
Website
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety website
Other:
  • None found
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?