Justin Mason is an assistant research scientist at the National Advanced Driving Simulator. Justin received his B.S (Psychology), M.S. (Exercise Physiology), and Ph.D. (Sport & Exercise Psychology) from Florida State University, followed by postdoctoral training in Driver Rehabilitation Science at the University of Florida. His expertise includes survey validation, biostatistics (structural equation modeling), biofeedback, cognitive aging, and vehicle automation. His research focuses to improve older adults’ interactions with in-vehicle technology to support their aging in place. If older adults understand system capabilities and limitations, they may utilize autonomous vehicle technology to mitigate age-related declines.
Prior to joining the University of Iowa, he was a research assistant professor at the University of Florida. Dr. Mason taught Clinical Kinesiology and was the Director of the Mobility, Activity, and Participation (MAP) Lab with projects investigating innovative solutions to optimize driving and community mobility for older adults and special populations. His research was supported by the FL and U.S. DOTs, NIH, and VA Office of Rural Health. He is from St. Paul, Minnesota, and outside the lab he enjoys running, reading, cycling, and disc golf.