Morgan Dean, PhD

Engineering Associate (she/her)


Morgan received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rowan University and her PhD in biomedical engineering From Virginia Tech. While at Virginia Tech, her graduate research focused on using NHTSA’s national car crash databases to assess the current relevance of the methods used to assess occupant injury risk in roadside barrier crashes. In addition to enhancing roadside safety through her roadside barrier research, Morgan conducted safety benefits analyses for several advanced driver assist systems, including both automatic emergency braking and lane support systems. Morgan’s experience with injury risk prediction modeling and safety benefits analysis has allowed her to complete projects funded by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Toyota, and the Swedish Transport Administration. Outside of work, Morgan loves to read, do puzzles, spend time with her friends, and cuddle her grey tabby cat, Monty. She also loves to hike and work out at the gym.