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Ellen Bass, PhD

Ellen Bass


Professor and Chair

Fellow, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)

Health Systems and Sciences Research

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Ellen Bass, PhD has over thirty years of human-centered systems engineering research and design experience in domains including healthcare. The focus of her research is to develop methods that can be used to evaluate human-automation interaction and human-human collaboration in the context of total system performance. The outcomes of the research can be used to inform system requirements, procedures, protocols, device designs and training interventions and to support evaluation.

Bass's research contributions can be decomposed into four synergistic areas:

  • Characterizing human judgment and decision making
  • Modeling human judgment when supported by information automation such as electronic medical record systems
  • Computational models of human-human and human-automation interaction
  • Design and evaluation of interventions to improve human judgment and decision making

Research Interests:

Health informatics, human-computer interaction, human factors, human performance modeling, judgment and decision making, usability, care coordination

Professional Society:

• At Large Member of the Executive Council, Human Factors and Economics Society(HFES)
• Editorial board for Human Factors
• Editorial board for IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors
• Program committee for the HFES Symposium on Human Factors & Ergonomics in Health Care