Sharona Hoffman Co-Authors Article on Cognitive Decline and Driving

Cassandra Robertson and Sharona Hoffman side by side headshots

Professors Sharona Hoffman and Cassandra Robertson co-authored a piece entitled “Balancing Autonomy and Public Safety: A Call for Medical and Regulatory Oversight of Drivers with Cognitive Decline.” The article appeared in Health Affairs Forefront on Jan. 2, 2024. The piece argues that state licensing laws should address the risks of driving with cognitive decline. They should require physicians to order formal driving assessments including on-road testing or simulations for patients with a cognitive decline diagnosis. 

Hoffman has written a series of articles on the legal implications of cognitive decline. She has also authored a book entitled "Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow."