Meet the Titans & their Moderators



Monday, February 5, 2024               Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Titan: Susan Hallbeck
Affiliation: Professor of Health Care Systems Engineering, Consultant in Health Care Delivery Research and in Surgery, Mayo Clinic

Time: 11:00 AM
Title: Surgical Ergonomics: Surgery is a Pain in the Neck 


  • Camille Peres: Texas A&M University, School of Public Health



Titan: Ellen Bass
Title: Methods for the Design and Evaluation of Human-Automation Interaction
Affiliation:  Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research & Professor, Drexel University

Time: 11:00 AM

  • Julie Gilpin-Mcminn: Technical Fellow, Human Factors Technology, Spirit AeroSystems


Titan: Valerie Rice
Title: Human Factors: Where It's Needed
Affiliation: Researcher for the US Army Research Laboratory

Time: 11:00 AM


  • Ram Maikala: National Safety Council



Titan: Ann Bisantz
Title: Perspectives on Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making
Affiliation: Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University at Buffalo 

Time: 1:00 PM


  • Kristen Webster: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center



Titan: Kermit Davis
Title: Impact of Ergonomics in the Hospital Care, Long-Term Care, and Home Health Care
Affiliation: Professor, Program Director and Division Director, Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati

Time: 1:00 PM

  • Leia Sterling: Associate Professor, University of Michigan



Titan: Joe Keebler
Title: Human Factors at the Edge: Sociotechnical Teams in Healthcare
Affiliation: Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Time: 1:00 PM

  • Brittany Anderson-Montoya: Senior Patient Safety and Human Factors Specialist, Teladoc Health, Inc.



Titan: Robert Radwin
Title: One Measurement is Worth a Thousand Opinions
Affiliation: Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Time: 3:00 PM

  • Ninica (Niki) Howard: Senior Researcher, SHARP Program, Dept of Labor and Industries, Washington State



Titan: Michael Wiklund
Title: The Regulatory, Commercial, and Moral Imperatives to Make Medical Technology Usable
Affiliation: General Manager, Human Factors Engineering (HFE) Practice, Underwriters Laboratories

Time: 3:00 PM

  • Jack Ming-Lu: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health



Titan: Kathleen Mosier
Title: Cognitive Engineering in Aerospace Systems
Affiliation: Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, San Francisco State University

Time: 3:00 PM


  • Carisa Harris-Adamson: Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco  



Practitioner Panel Session

Time: 5:00 PM


  • Sheree Gibson: Retired Consultant
  • Nancy Daraiseh: Research Engineer, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Gary Allread: Spine Research Institute, The Ohio State University


  • Farzan Sasangohar:  Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University