Frank Durso

Professor of Psychology
Interim Chair of the School of Psychology
School of Psychology

Most of my current research would fall under the labels applied cognition or cognitive ergonomics: how cognition (e.g., knowledge, expertise, working memory, attention allocation, strategy selection) interacts with environmental components (e.g., technology, the representation of flight data, available automation, patient symptoms, presence of teammates) to affect the operator's performance, learning, transfer, workload, situation awareness, and strategic thinking. Together with some very bright students, we have been focusing on strategic and systems thinking, in particular in healthcare.  Current projects are looking at errors in doffing preventative medical garb, detecting and identifying hospital acquired infections, and strategies in pediatric intensive care providers.  Student projects also include work on designing-for-compliance, vigilance, prospective memory, and teamwork.  I am currently (Fall 2015) on sabbatical at the University of Oklahoma Health-Sciences Center.


Phone: 404-894-2680

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