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Michelle L. Rogers

Associate Professor

Information Science

Dr. Rogers' primary research interests center on how people's use of information technology in complex settings changes their work. Her current work is focused on understanding the impact of clinical information systems on the work processes of health care practitioners. She is particularly interested in the role of technology in patient safety, job design and user centered design. Her major teaching areas are healthcare informatics, human-computer interaction and human factors engineering. Dr. Rogers' professional experiences include time as a research scientist for the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Getting at Patient Safety (GAPS) Center. There she worked on applying scenario-based usability testing and cognitive work analysis to study how electronic medical records impacted patient safety and clinicians work flow.


  • PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • MA, Educational Leadership, Eastern Michigan University
  • BS and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Dual Degree Engineering Program), Spelman College/Georgia Institute of Technology

Research/Teaching Interests

Human-computer interaction, healthcare informatics, human factors engineering, socio-technical systems, health services research, patient safety

Select Publications

  • Turner, D. and Rogers, ML. (Accepted, 2014). Documents and Diagnosis: A Ugandan Case Study. 11th Annual Meeting of the Document Academy. Kent, Ohio. August 4-6, 2014.
  • Sockolow, PS, Rogers, ML, Bowles, KH, Hand, K, & George, J.* (2014) Challenges and facilitators to nurse use of a guideline-based nursing information system: Recommendations for nurse executives. Applied Nursing Research, 27.1: 25-32.*Hand, K & George, J: MS students at University of Pennsylvania.
  • Rogers, ML, Sockolow,PS, Bowles,KH, Hand, K, & George, J. (2013), Use of a Human Factors Approach to Uncover Informatics Needs of Nurses in Documentation of care. International Journal for Medical Informatics, 82(11), pp. 1068-1074.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2012-2013 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching
  • 2009, Drexel University Career Award
  • 1994-1996, Graduate School: Graduate Assistantship (Full academic scholarship)
  • 1999, Vilas Graduate Research Award

Professional Activities & Associations

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) – 2013-1015 Healthcare Technical Group chairperson
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)