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Frank Drews, Ph.D.

Frank Drews, Ph.D.

Professor, Cognition and Neural Science | CNS

Curriculum Vitae
Behavior Centered Safety Lab (BCSL)
My Classes

Contact Information

Office: 1004 BEHS
Phone: 801-585-1977

Research Interests

Cognition in context, medical decision making, human error in medicine, human factors, visualization, and visual attention.


Post-Doc, University of Utah (2000-2002)
Ph.D., Technical University of Berlin, Germany (1999)
M.S. Summa Cum Laude, Technical University of Berlin, Germany (Psychology, 1993)
B.S. Summa Cum Laude, Technical University of Berlin, Germany (Psychology, 1990)

Selected Publications

Drews, F.A., Siebeneck, L.K., Cova, T.J. (in press). Information search and decision making in computer-simulated wildfires. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, X, XX-XX.

Drews, F.A., and Musters, A., (in press). Individual Differences in Interrupted Task Performance: One Size Does Not Fit All. International Journal of Human - Computer Studies, X, XX-XX.

Nelson, RE., Angelovic, AW., Nelson, SD., Gleed, JR., Drews. FA. (2015). An Economic Analysis of Adherence Engineering to Improve Use of Best Practices During Central Line Maintenance Procedures. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 36, 550-556.

Drews, F.A and Doig, A. (2014). Evaluation of a configural vital signs display for ICU nurses. Human Factors, 56(3), 596-580.

Drews, F.A. (2013). Human Factors on Critical Care Environments. Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics. 8, 103-148.

Drews, F.A. (2013) Adherence Engineering. Ergonomics in Design. The Quarterly of Human Factors Applications , 21, 19-25.

Bergen, B, Madeiros-Ward, N.J., Wheeler, K., Drews, F.A., Strayer, D.L. (2012). The crosstalk hypothesis: Why language interferes with driving. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 119-130.

Last Updated: 7/8/19