The UFTI welcomes Ann M. Brach, Ph.D., P.E., to the External Advisory Board

Published: May 31st, 2017

Category: People

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Ann Brach recently joined the UFTI’s EAB, which helps guide the UFTI in its strategic initiatives.  The UFTI leadership team is very pleased to welcome her into this new role!

Ann M. Brach is the Director of the Technical Activities Division at the Transportation Research Board (TRB). In this role, she leads the division’s activities in support of an array of federal, state, local, and private sector sponsors. These activities—which are designed and carried out by several thousand enthusiastic volunteers from every area of expertise related to transportation, supported by a team of dedicated staff—include TRB’s Annual Meeting, dozens of specialty conferences, workshops, a peer-reviewed journal, and other products and services that advance the knowledge and practice of transportation. Previously, Dr. Brach served as the Director of the $218 million Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) at TRB, where she was responsible for overall direction of interdisciplinary research in the following areas: the role of driver behavior in highway safety; renewal of aging infrastructure; congestion mitigation; and collaborative decision-making in highway planning. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University and the Master of Science and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she focused on management of research and innovation in the construction industry. She also has a master’s degree in philosophy from The Catholic University of America. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.