To perform its role effectively, the Board draws on experts from a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines. Members are generally appointed for 3 year terms. The dynamic nature of the membership allows the Board to better keep pace both with the field and changing sponsor needs. Current membership includes experts in such domains as human factors engineering, biomechanics, neuroergonomics, systems engineering, engineering education, technology and industry, aviation, human factors of autonomous vehicles, teamwork and expertise, industrial and organizational psychology, healthcare and patient safety, and occupational and public health.
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Pascale Carayon, Ph.D.
Procter & Gamble Bascom Professor in Total Quality
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Director of the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pascale Carayon is Procter & Gamble Bascom Professor in Total Quality in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the Director of the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement (CQPI), and she leads the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety (SEIPS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (http://cqpi.engr.wisc.edu/seips_home). She received her Engineer diploma from the Ecole Centrale de Paris, France, in 1984 and her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988. Dr. Carayon has three decades of research experience analyzing, designing and improving complex work systems such as those found in health care. In the last 15 years, her research has focused on patient safety and other healthcare quality issues such as design and implementation of health information technologies. As an industrial and systems engineer, she is renowned for her groundbreaking contributions in modeling complex system interactions in healthcare processes that can lead to medical errors and other adverse outcomes for patients and healthcare professionals. Dr. Carayon is an outstanding scholar in her field. She has published over 126 papers, 240 conference paper and 30 technical reports, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Ergonomics, one of the top three journals in the human factors and ergonomics discipline. She is the editor of the Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety (1st edition published in 2007; 2nd edition published in 2012), which is considered as the definitive textbook on human factors in healthcare. Dr. Carayon has received national and international acclaim as a Fellow and elected Executive Council member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Fellow and Secretary General of the International Ergonomics Association (first woman to be elected as an IEA officer), member of the editorial boards of Behavior and Information Technology, Work and Stress, The Journal of Patient Safety and Ergonomics. She is the Recipient of the International Ergonomics Association Triennial Distinguished Service Award (2012), and is the first woman to receive this prestigious award.She is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) and the International Ergonomics Association (IEA). She is the Recipient of the IEA Triennial Distinguished Service Award (2012). Dr. Carayon is a member of the HFES Executive Council.
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| ||James P. Bagian, M.D., P.E.|
Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
University of Michigan
James P. Bagian (NAE, NAS) is the founding director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety and is a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Previously, he served as the first and founding director of the Veterans Administration’s (VA) National Center for Patient Safety and as the VA’s first Chief Patient Safety Officer where he developed numerous patient safety related tools and programs that have been adopted nationally and internationally. The Medical Team Training program he instituted at the VA resulted in an 18% and a 17% reduction in perioperative mortality and morbidity respectively across the entire VA system. A NASA astronaut for over 15 years, he is a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions including as the lead mission specialist for the first dedicated Life Sciences Spacelab mission. Following the 1986 Challenger space-shuttle explosion he dove and supervised the capsule's recovery from the ocean floor and was one of the leaders of the development of the Space Shuttle Escape System. He also served as the Chief Flight Surgeon and Medical Consultant for the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation Board. He was elected to two terms as the Chair of the Joint Commission’s Patient Safety Advisory Group and is currently the Co-chair of the ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review Committee, a board member of the National Patient Safety Foundation, a member of the Trauma and Injury Subcommittee of the Department of Defense Health Board, a member of NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, and serves on the Board of Governors of The Doctors Company. He has served on numerous National Academies committees and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine.. He is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, and an elected member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Bagian holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University and a doctorate in medicine from Thomas Jefferson University.
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Professor and Chair
Department of Health Systems and Sciences Researchand Professor, Department of Information Science
College of Nursing and Health Professions
College of Computing and Informatics
Ellen J. Bass is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Systems and Sciences Research in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Information Science in Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics. She also holds affiliate status in Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. She has over 30 years of human-centered systems engineering research and design experience in air transportation, healthcare, medical informatics, and weather related applications. Early in her career, Dr. Bass was a systems engineering practitioner, specifying and testing the human-automation interaction for real-time, complex systems. Since then, she has established a strong research program in that area of human factors. The focus of her research is to develop theories of human performance, quantitative modeling methodologies, and associated experimental designs that can be used to evaluate human-automation interaction in the context of total system performance. The outcomes of the research can be used in the systems engineering process: to inform system requirements, procedures, display designs and training interventions and to support system evaluation. She is a fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and a senior member of the IEEE and of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Bass is a member of the Executive Council of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She is a member of the editorial board for the journals Human Factors and IIE Transaction on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors. She is Associate Editor for the Sociotechnical System Analysis department of the journal IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering. She is a member of the Board on Human-Systems Integration (BOHSI) in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) of the National Academy of Sciences. Bass holds a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology
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| ||Diana L. Burley, Ph.D.|
Professor of Human and Organizational Learning
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection
George Washington University
Diana L. Burley is professor of human and organizational learning and executive director and chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) at The George Washington University (GW). Prior to joining GW, she managed a multi-million dollar computer science education and research portfolio and led the Cyber Corps program for the National Science Foundation. Dr. Burley is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert who currently co-chairs the ACM/IEEE-Computer Society Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education to produce the 1st set of global cybersecurity curricular guidelines. In 2013, she served as co-Chair of the National Research Council Committee on Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce. Dr. Burley has written nearly 80 publications on cybersecurity, information sharing, and IT-enabled change. She has testified before the U.S. Congress, conducted international cybersecurity awareness training on behalf of the U.S .State Department, and served two appointments on the Cyber Security Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Technology & Science. She holds a B.A. in economics from the Catholic University of America; M.S. in public management and policy, M.S. in organization science, and Ph.D. in organization science and information technology from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow.
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Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Industrial Engineering
Co-Director, Center on Aging
Director of the Center on Research and Education for Aging and Technology Enhancement
University of Miami
Sara J. Czaja is professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Industrial Engineering at the University of Miami. She is also the Scientific Director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami and the director of the Center on Research and Education for Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE). CREATE is funded by the National Institute on Aging and it involves collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Florida State University. The focus of CREATE is on making technology more accessible, useful, and usable for older adult populations. Dr. Czaja has extensive experience in aging research and a long commitment to developing strategies to improve the quality of life for older adults. Her research interests include: aging and cognition, caregiving, human-computer interaction, training, and functional assessment. Dr. Czaja is very well published in the field of aging and has written numerous book chapters and scientific articles. She recently co-authored a book with other members of the CREATE team concerning the design of technology for older adult populations and Co-Authored a book on design of training and instructional systems for older adults. In addition, she is fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the Gerontological Society of America. She is the past chair of the Risk Prevention and Behavior Scientific Review Panel of the National Institutes of Health and the President Elect of Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) of the American Psychological Association.
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|Barbara Dosher, Ph.D.|
Professor, Cognitive Sciences
Department of Cognitive Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Barbara Dosher (NAS) is a distinguished professor of cognitive sciences at the University of California at Irvine. Her research studies memory, attention, and perceptual learning in humans using a combination of behavioral testing and mathematical modeling. She was a professor of psychology, Columbia University from 1977- 1992. She moved to University of California, Irvine in 1992, and was dean of the School of Social Sciences from 2002-2013. She is an elected fellow of the American Psychological Society, the Society for Experimental Psychologists, and the National Academy of Sciences, and received the 2013 Howard Crosby Warren Medal of the Society for Experimental Psychologists. She has served on the board and as president of the Society for Mathematical Psychology and on the executive board of the Vision Sciences Society, is a prior associate editor of Psychological Review, and on grant review boards at the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Mental Health. She received a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, San Diego. She received a M.S. and Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Oregon.
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Professor of Psychology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Francis T. (Frank) Durso is professor and chair of psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a past President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). He has co-edited the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Handbook of Human Systems Integration, and co-authored of Stories of Modern Technology Failures and Cognitive Engineering Successes. He served as associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, senior editor of Wiley’s Handbook of Applied Cognition, founding Series Editor of Users’ Guides for Human Factors and Ergonomics Methods,and on the review boards of several other journals including Human Factors and granting agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He was on APA’s Presidential Task Force on Psychology in the STEM disciplines, served as an advisor on NextGen to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and on the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Air Traffic Controller Staffing. He has been funded by NSF, the CDC, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the healthcare and transportation efforts of private industry. He is a fellow of APA, the Association for Psychological Science, the Psychonomic Society, and the HFES. Durso is a recipient of APA’s Franklin Taylor Award for Outstanding Contributions to Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology and HFES’s Paul Fitts Award. His current research interests focus on cognitive and strategic factors responsible for managing and updating dynamic situations such as those found in transportation and health care. He holds a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a B. S. from Carnegie-Mellon University.
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Andrew S. Imada, Ph.D.
A.S. Imada and Associates
Andrew S. Imada was the president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society from 2014-2015, past-president of the International Ergonomics Association, which represents 49 federated societies and networks and 25,000 ergonomists around the world. He is a specialist in human and organizational change and a Certified Professional Ergonomist. Dr. Imada was a professor of Ergonomics and Safety Sciences at the University of Southern California for 19 years. He also served as the director of the USC Safety Science Center and the International Distance Learning Liaison at the university’s Center for Scholarly Technology. Dr. Imada won the 1998 Liberty Mutual Prize and the 2000 Liberty Mutual Medal in international competitions for occupational safety and ergonomics research. His work focuses on helping people and organizations change to improve productivity, safety, quality, and work systems. He was a visiting scholar at Luleå University in Sweden, teaching graduate courses on implementing participatory strategies for improving safety, ergonomics and productivity and has served on the Board of Consulting Editors for the Journal of Applied Psychology. He has served as a director on the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics and is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the International Ergonomics Association. Dr. Imada earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology and business from the University of San Francisco and his masters and doctoral degrees from The Ohio State University in industrial and organizational psychology.
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|Edmond Israelski, Ph.D.|
Consultant—Technical Advisor on Human Factors
Retired Director Human Factors
Ed Israelski is a consultant and the recently retired director of Human Factors at AbbVie, a biopharmaceutical company. He joined the company in 2001, where he led a cross-company team to imbed best-practice human factors engineering HFE design methods into all of AbbVie’s products, to ensure safety and usability. He did this through hands-on design and evaluation of key new products, managing a group of HF professionals; training and mentoring internal resources, writing corporate policy and guidelines and facilitating the use of outside professional HFE resources.
He is the co-convener for IEC and ISO Ergonomic and Usability Engineering groups in developing international Human Factors/Usability medical devices standards. Ed is also past co-chair of the AAMI Human Factors Engineering committee, which develops HF standards for medical devices. He is a certified human factors professional CHFP. He has authored fourteen book chapters and numerous articles in the area of human factors. Ed holds thirty patents. He is a fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Human-System Integration. He is on the editorial board for the journal Human Factors and serves as a regular reviewer for several other scientific journals.
He has worked as a systems engineer, product manager, market researcher, industrial/organizational psychologist as well as a human factors engineer at various companies including Lucent Technologies - Bell Labs, formerly AT&T, Ameritech/SBC and Human Factors International, Ed is an adjunct instructor at Northwestern University. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from NJIT, an M.S. in operations research from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in industrial and engineering psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology.
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|Najmedin (Najm) Meshkati, Ph.D., CPE|
Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California
Najmedin (Najm) Meshkati is a professor of Civil/Environmental Engineering; Industrial and Systems Engineering; and International Relations at the University of Southern California. He was a Jefferson Science Fellow and a Senior Science and Engineering Advisor, Office of Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, U.S. State Department, Washington, DC from 2009-2010. He is a Commissionaire of The Joint Commission, a not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States and operates in 92 countries around the world, and is on the Board of Directors of the Center for Transforming Healthcare. For the past 30 years, he has been teaching and conducting research on safety culture, risk reduction and reliability enhancement of complex, large-scale technological systems, including nuclear power, aviation, petrochemical, refining, and transportation industries. He served as a member of the NAS committee on Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants, and the NAE committee on the Analysis of Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Fire, and Oil Spill to Identify Measures to Prevent Similar Accidents in the Future. He is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES); the 2015 recipient of the HFES Arnold M. Small President’s Distinguished Service Award; and a NASA Faculty Fellow. Dr. Meshkati simultaneously received a B.S. in industrial engineering and a B.A. in political science in 1976, from Sharif (Arya-Meher) University of Technology and Shahid Beheshti University (National University of Iran), respectively; a M.S. in engineering management in 1978; and a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering in 1983 from the University of Southern California. He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist.
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|Frederick (Fred) Oswald, Ph.D.|
Department of Psychology
Frederick (Fred) Oswald is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rice University. He is the current president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP, APA Div. 14) and is the Chair of the Committee for Psychological Testing and Assessment (CPTA, within APA). His research, publications, grants, and graduate-student training focus on workforce readiness, personnel selection, psychological testing, psychometrics, and big data within occupational, military, and educational settings. He currently serves as Associate Editor of Psychological Methods, Advances in Methods and Practice in Psychological Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Research in Personality, and 10 editorial boards. Dr. Oswald was recently a member of the National Research Council DBASSE committee that produced the report Measuring Human Capabilities: Performance Potential of Individuals and Collectives. Dr. Oswald is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota (1999). More of his research can be found at http://workforce.rice.edu/.
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Karl S. Pister, Ph.D., NAE
Karl S. Pister, Ph.D., NAE
University of California, Santa Cruz
Karl S. Pister is chancellor emeritus of the University of California, Santa Cruz, former vice president for educational outreach of the University of California, and chair of the governing board of the California Council on Science and Technology. Prior to retirement he completed five decades of service to higher education. Pister is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has served on numerous boards and committees of the National Academies, including the division committee for the behavioral and social sciences and education, and was founding chairman of the Board on Engineering Education. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Mechanics, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and he is an honorary fellow of the California Academy of Sciences. He received the Wason Medal for Research from the American Concrete Institute; the Vincent Bendix Award for Minorities in Engineering and the Lamme Medal from the American Society for Engineering Education; the Berkeley Medal from University of California, Berkeley; the Presidential Medal from the University of California; the Year 2000 Presidential Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; and Distinguished Alumni Awards from both the University of Illinois and the University of California, Berkeley Colleges of Engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
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David Rempel, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Professor of Engineering
Director, Ergonomics Graduate Training Program
University of California, Berkeley
David Rempel is Professor of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, Professor of Engineering at UC Berkeley, and director of the Ergonomics Graduate Training Program at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on understanding how tendons, muscles, and nerves are injured at work and how workplace tools, workstations and tasks can be designed in order to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. His research is funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, the National Institute of Health and industry. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, 10 book chapters, and over 300 proceedings papers. He is board certified in internal medicine, occupational medicine, and ergonomics. In the past 10 years the graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in his group have conducted laboratory biomechanics and usability studies on tools and devices used in the workplace and carried out randomized controlled trials of workplace ergonomic interventions in the office, garment, dental, and construction sectors.
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|Emilie M. Roth, Ph.D.|
Owner and Principal Scientist
Roth Cognitive Engineering
Emilie M. Roth is the Owner and Principal Scientist of Roth Cognitive Engineering. She is a Cognitive Psychologist whose work has involved analysis of human problem-solving and decision-making in real-world environments (e.g., military command and control; intelligence analysis; nuclear power plant control rooms; railroad operations; healthcare), and the impact of support systems (e.g., computerized procedures; alarm systems; advanced graphical displays; new forms of decision-support and automation) on cognitive performance. Dr. Roth has supported design of first-of-a-kind systems including design and manning of the command center for a next-generation Navy ship; design of a next generation nuclear power plant control room; and design of work-centered support systems for flight planning and monitoring for an Air Force organization. She was elected a fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, serves on the editorial board of Human Factors, and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making. Dr. Roth received her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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William J. Strickland, Ph.D.
President and CEO
William J. Strickland is president and chief executive officer of the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) in Alexandria, Virginia. Before his appointment as CEO in 2008, he spent over 10 years as a HumRRO vice president, directing its Workforce Analysis and Training Systems Division. Before joining HumRRO, he served in the United States Air Force and retired with the rank of colonel; in his last assignment, he was the director for Air Force research in the areas of recruiting, personnel selection and classification, technical training, aircrew training, and logistics. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, past president of APA’s Division of Military Psychology, and served for six years as that division’s representative on the APA Council of Representatives. He also served on the APA Board of Directors, and represented APA on the Board of the Consortium of Social Science Organizations and on the Council of the Federation for Brain and Behavioral Sciences. He has been a member of numerous National Research Council committees. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Ohio State University.
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Matthew B. Weinger, M.D.
Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Matthew B. Weinger is a fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, holds the Norman Ty Smith chair in patient safety and medical simulation and is a professor of anesthesiology, biomedical informatics, and medical education at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is the director of Vanderbilt University’s Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety, is the director of research for the School of Medicine’s Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment, and is a professor of civil and environmental engineering in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. Dr. Weinger has been teaching and conducting research in human factors in healthcare, patient safety, and clinical decision making for more than two decades. He served as vice chair for research on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and as the cochair of their Human Factors Engineering standards committee for 13 years. He continues to be a member of that committee as well as on the AAMI committee developing national standards for health information technology. He is currently a member of a committee of the American Board of Anesthesiology developing a new simulation-based assessment exam for primary certification of anesthesiologists. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a Master’s degree in Biology from Stanford University in 1978. He completed his M.D. degree at the University of California–San Diego in 1982 and did his anesthesiology residency training at the University of California–San Francisco.
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