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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Human System Integration
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education


BOHSI Membership

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.


PASCALE CARAYON, Chair, University of Wisconsin-Madison;
JAMES BAGIAN (NAE, NAM), University of Michigan;
DIANA BURLEY, George Washington University;
BARBARA DOSHER (NAS), University of California, Irvine;
MICA ENDSLEY, SA Technologies, Inc.;
NAJMEDIN MESHKATI, University of Southern California;
FREDERICK L. OSWALD, Rice University;
EMILIE M. ROTH, Roth Cognitive Engineering;
MATTHEW WEINGER, Vanderbilt University
Pascale Carayon

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 ( 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.

BOHSI Members
 James BagianJames P. Bagian, M.D., P.E.
Clinical Professor
Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
University of Michigan

James P. Bagian (NAE, NAM) 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.
Diane Burley 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.
Barbara DosherBarbara 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.
Mica EndlseyMica Endsley, Ph.D.
SA Technologies

Mica R. Endsley is president of SA Technologies, a cognitive engineering firm specializing in the analysis, design, measurement and training of situation awareness in advanced systems, including the next generation of systems for aviation, air traffic control, health care, power grid operations, transportation, military operations, homeland security, and cyber. From 2013 to 2015, she served as chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force, reporting to the chief of staff and secretary of the Air Force to provide guidance and direction on research and development to support Air Force future operations and providing assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission. She has also held the position of visiting
associate professor at MIT in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and associate professor of Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech University. Dr. Endsley received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Endsley is a recognized world leader in the design, development and evaluation of systems to support human situation awareness (SA) and decision-making. She has previously served on National Academies’ panels, the most recent being the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board. Dr. Endsley holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Edmond IsraelskiEdmond Israelski, Ph.D.
Consultant—Technical Advisor on Human Factors
Retired Director Human Factors
AbbVie Inc.

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.
Najm MeshkatiNajmedin (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.
BOHSI Member OswaldFrederick (Fred) Oswald, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Rice University

Frederick Oswald is a Professor and Herbert S. Autrey Chair of Social Sciences in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University. As an organizational psychologist, his research focuses on developing and implementing psychological measures for the purposes of workforce readiness and personnel selection within occupational, military, and educational settings. He has served within several National Academy of Sciences committees and workshops relevant to his research. He currently serves as Senior Associate Editor of Journal of Management, and Associate Editor of Psychological Methods and Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. He also recently served as President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP, 2017-2018). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA, Divs. 5, 8, 14), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and SIOP. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota.
BOHSI Member RothEmilie 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. 
 Robert Strickland
William J. Strickland, Ph.D.
Colonel USAF (Retired)
William J. Strickland recently retired as 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.
Matthew Weinger

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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