Dr. Lidia P. Kostyniuk is an Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Michigan and a Research Scientist, Emerita at the University of Michigan Transportation Institute. Her professional career spans 40 years and has included research, teaching, and consulting in the area of transportation behavior, planning, and safety. Dr. Kostyniuk's research interests include mobility of special populations, risky driving behaviors, use of naturalistic driving data in exploration of travel behavior, and evaluation of effects of traffic safety laws and enforcement programs. Recent research includes: analysis of public perceptions of lowering the legal BAC standard, an enforcement program concerned with aggressive driving near trucks, and mobility of older persons and people with disabilities.
Recent publications include:
Eby, D.W., Molnar, L.J., Kostyniuk, L.P., St. Louis, R.M., Zanier, N., Lepkowski, J., & Bergen, G. Perceptions of Alcohol-Impaired Driving and the Blood Alcohol Concentration Standard in the United States. Journal of Safety Research 63. 2017.
Kostyniuk, L.P., St. Louis, R. Zakrajsek, J. Stanciu, S., Zanier, N., Molnar, L.J., (2017). Societal Costs of Traffic Crashes and Crime in Michigan: 2017 Update. University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Report.
Dr. Kostyniuk is a member of the Gerontological Society of America, American Society of Civil Engineers, and Sigma Xi and is a fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. She is a member of the editorial advisory boards of the journals Transportation, Accident Analysis and Prevention, and the Journal of Safety Research.