Student Officers (2016-2017)

Kathryn Tharpe is a second year master’s student at TAMU’s School of Public Health concentrating in Occupational Health and Safety. Her research focuses on how procedures can be improved, through the application of human factors principles, to reduce injuries and improve efficiency.

Parag Sharm is a second year doctoral student with a focus in occupational health. His research interests include office and industrial ergonomics and decreasing sedentary behavior in traditional office settings.

Carolina Rodriguez is a Ph.D student in the Industrial and Systems Engineering department. Her research interests include multitasking, performance and subjective workload, mental workload, and display design.

Sahinya “Saya” Susindar is a Ph.D. Student studying Human and Organizational Systems in the Industrial and Systems Engineering department. Her research interests include human information processing under stress, design to support human attention and decision making, ecological interface design, and affect and cognition.

Public Relations
Sarah Mack is a junior Industrial and Systems Engineering major with a minor in Applied Mathematics and Project Management, from Longview, Texas. Her research focuses on stressing startle in the driving environment and how to best incorporate stress relieving techniques in such situations.

Paul Ritchey is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Environmental and Occupational Health Department. His research aims to reduce ergonomic risks in the office environment through the application of Human Factors principles and methods.


Faculty Advisors

Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Texas A&M University. Dr. Mehta is the director of the neuroergonomics lab and co-director of the Texas A&M ergonomics center in the School of Public Health. Her research involves examining multifactorial causes and injury mechanisms of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, brain-behavior relationships with obesity and aging, and development of HF/E tools to assess operator health and performance.

Farsan Sasangohar, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Industrial and System Engineering and Environmental and Occupational Health at Texas A&M University where he directs the Applied Cognitive Ergonomics lab (ACE Lab). Dr. Sasangohar has served the HFES as the student chapter president (MIT, Waterloo) and as an executive member of HFES Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making (CEDM) and Healthcare Technical Groups (TG).

Faculty Members

Mark Benden, Ph.D., CPE
Tom Ferris, Ph.D.
S. Camille Peres, Ph.D.