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Natalia Barbour

Natalia Barbour

Assistant Professor

Office: ENG II, Room 301H

Natalia Barbour is an assistant professor of transportation and smart cities. Barbour studies travel behavior, transportation safety, sustainable mobility and applies statistical and econometric models to investigate a wide range of transportation related domains.

She holds a doctorate in civil engineering from the University of South Florida and completed her postdoctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining UCF, she was an assistant professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

  • Travel behavior
  • Transportation safety
  • Sustainable mobility adoption
  • Statistical and econometric modeling
  • Transportation equity
  • Barbour, N., Mannering, F., 2023. Intended cycling frequency and the role of happiness and environmental friendliness after COVID-19. Scientific Reports 13, 636, 1–9.
  • Barbour, N., van Maggelen, D., 2023. Students’ well-being and factors impacting it during the COVID-19 pandemic – early findings from Delft University of Technology. European Journal of Engineering Education 48(3), 1–20.
  • Büth, C., Barbour, N., Abdel-Aty, M., 2023. Effectiveness of bicycle helmets and injury prevention – a systematic review of meta-analyses. Scientific Reports 13, 8540.
  • Singh, J., de Almeida Correia, G., van Wee, B., Barbour, N., 2023. Change in departure time for a train trip to avoid crowding during the COVID-19 pandemic: a latent class study in the Netherlands. Transportation Research Part A 103628.
  • Luong, T., Barbour, N., Maness, M. 2023. Analyzing the relationships between frequency of leisure activity participation and social capital.  Transportation Research Record 0(0).

Book chapter:

  • Barbour, N., 2023. Transport and the environment (Chapter 10). The Transport System and Transport Policy. Second Edition. Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.

In 2018, Barbour received the outstanding student of the year award and best dissertation award from CTECH at Cornell University. In 2018, she was one of the Eno’s fellow (top 20 graduate students in transportation). In 2019, she was honored to join New York University cohort of Emerging Leaders in Transportation.

  • WTS Central Florida
  • ENV 3001: Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • ENV 4120: Air Pollution and Hazardous Waste Control
  • ENV 6106: Air Pollution Modeling
  • ENV 6128: Smart Air Quality Monitoring and Air Pollution Control

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