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Deborah Salon

Deborah Salon
Economist & Senior Researcher

Dr. Salon is currently a staff economist at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis.

Over the course of her career in transport-related research, Dr. Salon has transitioned from a focus on energy use to greenhouse gas emission in the transportation sector. Her current research focuses on urban travel behavior and land use. This evolution is the outcome of her mission to contribute to the existing academic literature in a meaningful way and to study issues that she deems important for society's understanding.

Dr. Salon posits that the way we use our land and choose to travel have an enormous impact on the environment, as well as on urban communities and human livelihood. Her research, participation, and perspective are an important asset to the ULTRANS modeling team.

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