Welcome to the Human Factors Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign!

Our research focuses on cognition, communication, and other aspects of human performance in complex task domains such as health care and aviation, with a focus on aging and performance. Current projects investigate the impact of health literacy (and cognition more broadly) on older adults’ comprehension of information needed for self-management of chronic illness, as well as how to leverage information technology to support patient/provider communication and self-care among older adults.  In a recent study, we have also begun to investigate the impact of information technology on workflow and communication among providers in primary care, with implications for the efficiency of delivering care to patients.