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Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Through Human Systems Engineering

ISBN 9781138387980
Published October 17, 2019 by CRC Press
308 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Winner of the "Outstanding Academic Title" recognition by Choice for the 2020 OAT Awards.

The Choice OAT Award represents the highest caliber of scholarly titles that have been reviewed by Choice and conveys the extraordinary recognition of the academic community.

Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice through Human Systems Engineering highlights how scholars and practitioners of HSE (inclusively defined to span many fields) can apply their theories and methods to understand and support healthy communities, include and empower diverse populations, and inspire strategies for a more inclusive future. This volume brings together experts from human factors, ergonomics, psychology, human-computer interaction, and more to demonstrate how these fields can be applied to societal challenges and solutions. Through a blend of research reports, literature reviews, and personal narratives, this volume explores these issues from the individual to the global scale, across diverse populations, and across multiple continents.


  • Draws upon human factors and ergonomics theories and methods to evaluate, understand, and confront systemic threats to inclusion and social justice

  • Offers actionable methodologies, strategies, and recommendations for conducting human-centered research, design, and training with marginalized or vulnerable populations

  • Offers a venue for reporting and reconsidering the work of human factors and ergonomics from the perspectives of diversity, inclusion, and social justice



Dr. Rod D. Roscoe is an Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering, and a Diane and Gary Tooker Professor for Effective Education in STEM, at Arizona State University. His research identifies ways to improve educational efficacy and access by understanding relationships between learning theory, technology innovation, and user experience. He also investigates engineering education and the preparation of future engineers to address the ‘human side’ of engineering and design.

Dr. Erin K. Chiou is an Assistant Professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. Her research seeks to improve automation for more resilient and sustainable futures. Her work focuses on the social psychological factors in human-automation interaction and system design, with applications in complex and safety critical systems including defense and healthcare. She directs the Automation Design Advancing People and Technology laboratory.

Dr. Abigail R. Wooldridge is an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research aims to improve patient safety and quality of care as well as healthcare professional well-being. She analyzes and models complex sociotechnical systems and team cognition in healthcare to understand and improve how individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and training can work together across the patient journey.