Jesus Barajas

Illinois Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Associate

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

M218 Temple Buell Hall 611 E Taft Drive
Champaign IL 61820

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Jesus Barajas's research addresses questions central to transportation equity. His work investigates the relationships between the built environment, social factors, and transportation policy on travel behavior and safety for historically disadvantaged population groups.

Dr. Barajas's current work falls in the domains of bicycle and pedestrian safety and the land use-transportation connection. His research on safety seeks to discover how community safety training programs advance community capacity to improve safety, and how public agencies can use crowdsourced bicycle and pedestrian safety data effectively and equitably for safety planning. He is also conducting research that examines how providing affordable housing in transit-oriented development changes residents' access to opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. Barajas received his PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. He received the Charlie V. Wootan award for the best dissertation in transportation planning from the Council of University Transportation Centers. He also holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Cal Poly Pomona and a B.S. in Computer Science from Penn State University. Prior to returning to academia, he was an associate program manager for intelligent transportation systems at NAVTEQ. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

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