Andre Kushniruk BA, MSc, PhD, FACMI
School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Canada
Andre Kushniruk’s research focuses on the usability of healthcare information systems and technologies, methodologies, usability testing, technology-induced errors, HCI models, frameworks, and theories.
Andre Kushniruk conducts research in a number of areas including evaluation of the effects of technology, human-computer interaction, and usability engineering in health care. His work is known internationally and he has published widely in the area of health informatics. He focuses on developing new methods for the evaluation of information technology and studying human-computer interaction in health care.
Editorial Board Members/Section Editors
Joseph Cafazzo PhD, PEng
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Canada
Joseph Cafazzo’s research focus is in the area of design, development, and evaluation of technologies for patient self-care. As a means to this end, he has a strong program in applied human factors. He is most interested in the outcomes of human factors engineering, rather than the methods, which are covered in other HF journals. He is very interested in how social media and gamification is used in behavior change. This is a topic that he believes is well studied and is encompassed in existing theory.
Joseph Cafazzo is the founder of Healthcare Human Factors, a hospital-based research team devoted to the improved safety and experience of health technologies through the use of rigorous design and evaluation methods. With more than 25 staff and students, it is the largest team of its kind internationally.
Rafael Calvo PhD
University of Sydney, Australia
Rafael Calvo's research focus is on positive computing: designing technologies to support psychological wellbeing and human potential.
Rafael A. Calvo, PhD (2000) is a professor at the University of Sydney, ARC Future Fellow, Director of the Positive Computing Lab and Co-Director of the Software Engineering Group that focuses on the design of systems that support wellbeing in areas of mental health, medicine, and education. He has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence applied to automatic document classification and has also worked at Carnegie Mellon University, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, and as a consultant for projects worldwide. Rafael is the author of over 150 publications in the areas of affective computing, learning systems and web engineering, Senior Member of IEEE. Rafael is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. Rafael is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing (2015) and co-author of Positive Computing (MIT Press, 2014).
Yang Gong MD, PhD, FIAHSI
UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, USA
Yang Gong’s research focuses on human-computer interaction, patient safety, and clinical decision support.
Yang Gong is a physician and clinical informatician at the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics.
Tracey Herlihey PhD
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Canada
Tracey Herlihey has research experience predominantly within the field of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and vision science with some human factors research (both in health care and within a military setting). Most recently she has conducted heuristic and usability evaluations of medical devices and software interfaces and conducted ethnographic studies to identify user information, communication and technology needs both in isolated and remote communities as well as in urban centers.
Tracey Herlihey is a PhD in Applied Psychology focusing on perception and performance with experience teaching Psychology and Design, Vision Science, Human Factors Research Methods, and Engineering Psychology. As a Human Factors Specialist, she has conducted heuristic and usability evaluations on medical devices and software interfaces for both private and public sector clients.
Vicki Lewis PhD
National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, USA
Vicki Lewis’ research focuses on socio-technical systems, systems engineering approaches to safety in health care, and the usability of medical devices.
Vicki Lewis is the Associate Director of the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare.
Plinio Morita PhD
Center for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Canada
Plinio Morita’s research focuses on technologies for teamwork and collaboration, interpersonal trust and teamwork, trust in automation, design, and evaluation of interfaces for medical technologies, haptics and sonification in health care, use of psychophysiological technologies for system evaluation, cross-cultural research, risk management and patient safety, and adverse event investigation.
Plinio Morita is a Post-Doctoral Fellow working at the Center for Global eHealth Innovation, UHN. Plinio has 8 years of human factors expertise in research focusing on teamwork, interface design, patient safety, consumer products, and military research. He has conducted research in Canada, Japan, Spain, and Brazil.
“JHF fills an existing gap in Human Factors literature as it is the first academic journal focused on HF applications in health care.”
Calvin Or PhD
The University of Hong Kong, China
Calvin Or’s research focuses on human factors and ergonomics, human-computer interaction, consumer health informatics, health systems engineering, patient safety, workplace safety, ergonomics evaluation and analysis, information technology implementation, adoption, and acceptance.
Calvin Or received his PhD in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in human factors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests focus on human factors aspects of consumer health information technologies and technology acceptance and adoption.
Avi Parush, PhD
Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Avi Parush studies how HCI and technology design and usability influence patient safety and empowerment. He also studies teamwork in complex and critical situations in health care and other domains, and the use of robot-assisted and minimally invasive surgery technologies.
Avi Parush is an adjunct professor in the faculty of health sciences, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, and an emeritus professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. With over 35 years of practice, research, and teaching in human factors, HCI and usability, he is the founding editor in chief of the Journal of Usability Studies, and is currently on the editorial board of JMIR Human Factors and the International Journal of Healthcare Governance.
Blaine Price, PhD
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics; School of Computing & Communications, The Open University, United Kingdom
Professor Price's research interests focus on improving patient engagement with tangible, wearable, and ubiquitous computing technologies and secure software for clinicians to maximize health benefits for the patient.
Andrew Raij PhD
University of South Florida, USA
Andrew Raij’s research focuses on personal informatics and the quantified self; mobile health; just-in-time intervention; augmented, mixed, and virtual environments; and avatars.
Andrew Raij is the director the Powerful Interactive Experiences Laboratory (PIE Lab), an interdisciplinary user-centered human-computer interaction lab with a mission to create and study new systems, user interfaces, and experiences for health and wellbeing.
Pedro C Santana-Mancilla MEng, SMIEEE
University of Colima, Mexico
Pedro C Santana-Mancilla's research interests are human-computer interaction, eHealth, learning technology, usability, and technology adoption studies.
Pedro C Santana-Mancilla is a research professor at the School of Telematics at the University of Colima in Mexico. In 2012 he was awarded an IBM Faculty Award to support his research in intelligent environments for education. He is a senior member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering), member of the board of the Mexican Association on Human Computer Interaction (AMexIHC) and member of the Mexican Society of Computer Science (SMCC) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and ACM SIGCHI Officer of the Mexican Chapter.
Svetlena Taneva BSc, MSc, PhD
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Canada
Svetlena Taneva’s research focuses on operating room environments, patients with chronic kidney disease, and communication issues in the healthcare setting.
Svetlena Taneva is a Human Factors Specialist with Healthcare Human Factors at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada. For the past 10 years, Svetlena has done extensive work and published on topics of Human Factors in health care. She is co-editor and chapter author of the first guidebook for conducting Human Factors work in health care (a 2-volume book).
Holly Witteman PhD
Université Laval, Canada
Holly Witteman’s research focuses on decision-making tools, risk communication tools, values clarification tools using methods such as eye tracking, measurement of emotion, and user-centered design.
Holly Witteman holds a PhD in Human Factors Engineering from the University of Toronto and completed a postdoctoral degree in Health Communication and Decision Making at the University of Michigan. Her research addresses the design and evaluation of interactive tools to support risk communication and decision making in health.