Who We Are

The Center for Health and Safety Culture (formerly MOST of Us®) is an interdisciplinary center serving communities and organizations through research, training and support services to cultivate healthy and safe cultures.  We would like for you to get to know each of our staff members better. This month we feature Nic Ward, the Center Director, and Annmarie McMahill, the Center Manager. 

Professor Nic Ward  is a national leader in the definition and advancement of Traffic Safety Culture.

He authored the first United States Government (FHWA) white paper on traffic safety culture, helped AASHTO develop the traffic safety culture chapter in support of the National Toward Zero Death strategy, and recently published “A Primer for Traffic Safety Culture” for traffic safety practitioners. 

He lives and works in Bozeman, MT and is a professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Montana State University.
Annmarie McMahill  is the Center Manager as well as serves as a Research Scientist.

She holds a Master’s of Prevention Science from the University of Oklahoma and undergraduate degrees from the University of Wyoming. 

Annmarie’s areas of interest include at-risk youth, substance abuse prevention, comprehensive community development, and violence prevention. She lives and works in Cody, WY. 
Where We Have Been
The Center staff provides onsite trainings and presentations across the country. Here is a look at where we have been over the last few months.
Interested in a presentation or training?  Please contact us  or visit our  Training page  to learn more.

Join us in sunny San Diego this December!

The Center for Health and Safety Culture is hosting a Positive Culture Framework training December 7th-9th in San Diego, CA. Registration will open soon. Please visit our Training page to find out more about upcoming training opportunities as well as onsite training options.

If you can’t wait for the next training, we can come to you! 

What is PCF?

As many of you know, the research behind our work is always leading us to new discoveries and better understandings of how to cultivate healthy and safe cultures. Our work in the last 10 years revealed the need to expand our focus beyond Positive Community Norms (PCN) and take a truly cultural approach.  The Positive Culture Framework is the natural next step from PCN. To learn more about this exciting new approach to prevention, please visit What is the Positive Culture Framework?  
Free Webinar Series

Have you attended one of our trainings and are finding you need some assistance implementing the work in your community or organization?  Join us at noon MST on August 24th for a free webinar on Guide Service, which seeks to support communities and organizations as they engage in prevention efforts within the Positive Culture Framework. For more information and to register, please visit our 
Webinars page.  
National Survey Work

The Center has been working with the Traffic Safety Culture Pooled Fund to better understand the cultural factors associated with traffic safety citizenship as well as the cultural factors associated with driving under the influence of cannabis.  We have implemented nationwide surveys to collect valuable information about these factors. These research projects will end this summer and will inform potential interventions and policy decisions surrounding these important issues.  More information about these projects can be found on our  Projects page