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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)

Contact Information

Office: 1004 BEHS
Phone: 801-585-1977
Email: drews@psych.utah.edu

Research Interests

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

Education

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., Markewitz, B., and Samore, M. (2019). Interruptions and the delivery of care in the Intensive Care Unit. Human Factors. 61, 564-576.

Drews, F.A., Visnowky, L., Meyer, J (2019). Human Factors Engineering Contributions to Infection Prevention and Control. Human Factors. 61, 693-701.

Harrod, M., Petersen, L., Weston, L. E., Gregory, L., Mayer, J., Samore, M. H., ... & Krein, S. L. (2019). Understanding workflow and personal protective equipment challenges across different healthcare personnel roles. Clinical Infectious Diseases69, (S185-S191.

Drews, F. A., Mulvey, D., Stratford, K., Samore, M. H., & Mayer, J. (2019). Evaluation of a redesigned personal protective equipment gown. Clinical Infectious Diseases69, S199-S205.

Visnovsky, L. D., Zhang, Y., Leecaster, M. K., Safdar, N., Barko, L., Haroldsen, C., ... & Drews, F. A. (2019). Effectiveness of a multisite personal protective equipment (PPE)–free zone intervention in acute care. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 40(7), 761-766.

Rogers, W. P., Kahraman, M. M., Drews, F. A., Powell, K., Haight, J. M., Wang, Y., ... & Sobalkar, M. (2019). Automation in the Mining Industry: Review of Technology, Systems, Human Factors, and Political Risk. Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 1-25.

Legenza, L., Nickman, N. A., Drews, F. A., Rim, M., Tigh, J., Kelly, M. P., & Tyler, L. S. (2019). Assessment of perceived workload in academic health center community pharmacies before and after implementation of a central call center. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 76(21), 1794-1805.

Mulvey, D., Mayer, J., Visnovsky, L., Samore, M., Drews, F.A. (2019). Healthcare Personnel Often Deviate from Personal Protective Equipment Use Guidelines. American Journal of Infection Control.

Nickman, N., Drews, F.A., Tyler, L.S., Kelly, M., Legenza, L., Tigh, J., Rim, M. (2019). NASA Task Load Index assessment of perceived workload in academic health center community pharmacies before and after implementation of a central call center. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.

Nickman, N., Drews, F.A., Tyler, L.S., Kelly, M.P., Ragsdale, R.J., Rim., M (2019). Use of multiple methods to measure impact of a centralized call center on academic health system community pharmacies. Am J Health-System Pharm. 76, 353-359.

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: 4/30/20