Mark R Rosekind

Former NHTSA Administrator, NTSB Member, NASA Scientist
Former NHTSA Administrator

Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D., served as the Chief Safety Innovation Officer at Zoox, an Amazon-owned autonomous mobility company from 2017-2022. He was appointed the Distinguished Policy Scholar in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for 2020-2022. 

 Previously, Dr. Rosekind was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the 15th Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), serving from 2014 to 2017. 

Before becoming NHTSA Administrator, Dr. Rosekind was appointed by President Obama, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and served as the 40th member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) from 2010 to 2014. Prior to his appointment to the NTSB, Dr. Rosekind founded Alertness Solutions, a scientific consulting firm that specialized in fatigue management, and served as the company’s first president and chief scientist. He previously directed the Fatigue Countermeasures Program at the NASA Ames Research Center and was chief of the Aviation Operations Branch in the Flight Management and Human Factors Division. He launched his professional career as the director of the Center for Human Sleep Research at the Stanford University Sleep Disorders and Research Center. 

Dr. Rosekind is an internationally recognized expert on human fatigue. His work has been widely published, and his awards include the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and six other NASA group/team awards; the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Sleep Foundation; the Mark O. Hatfield Award for Public 

Policy from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine; and Fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Dr. Rosekind earned his A.B. with honors from Stanford University, his M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Medical School.  


Upcoming Events

Lunch Fireside Chat: Safety Achievements in ADAS and Driverless Mobility
Proof of Technology
Thu, May 30, 2024, 12:20 pm