Donald L. Fisher

Professor and Department Head, University of Massachusetts, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Director of The Human Performance Laboratory

fisher@ecs.umass.edu

Education
B.A., Bowdoin College, 1971
Ed.M., Harvard University, 1973
Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1983

Research Interests
Driving Simulation Design, Driver Scanning Patterns and Response Behavior, Patient Identification Errors, Driver Distraction

Select Publications
Garay-Vega, L. and Fisher, D. L. (In press). Advance yield markings and drivers’ performance in response to multiple-threat scenarios at mid-block crosswalks. Accident Analysis and Prevention.

Schweickert, R., Goldstein, W., and Fisher, D. L. (2010). Additive factors and stages of mental processes. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 54, 405-414.

Rothenberg, H. Knodler, M. A. and Fisher, D. L. (2010). An Analysis of Motorcycle Crash Causation. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 16, 79-84.

Chan, E., Pradhan, A. K., Knodler, M. A, Pollatsek, A. and Fisher, D. L. (2010). Evaluation on a driving simulator of the effect on drivers’ eye behaviors from distractions inside and outside the vehicle. Transportation Research F, 13, 343–353.

Henneman, P.L., Fisher, D.L., Henneman, E.A., Pham, T.A., Campbell, M.M., and Nathanson, B.H. (2010). Patient identification errors are common in a simulated setting. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 55, 503-509

Garay-Vega, L., Pradhan, A.K., Weinberg, G., Schmidt-Nielsen, B., Harsham. B., Shen, Y., Divekar, G., Romoser, M., Knodler, M., and Fisher, D. L. (2010). Evaluation of different voice and touch interfaces to in-vehicle music retrieval systems. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42, 913–920.

Hurwitz, D.S., Pradhan, Fisher, D.L., A., Knodler, M.A., Menon, R., and Meissner, U. (2010). Backing collisions: a study of drivers’ eye and backing behavior using combined rear view camera and sensor systems. Injury Prevention, 16, 79-84.

Henneman, E. A., Roche, J., Fisher, D. L., Cunningham, H., Reilly, C. A., Nathanson, B., and Henneman, P. L. (2010). Error identification and recovery by student nurses using human patient simulation: Opportunity to improve patient safety. Applied Nursing Research, 23, 11–21.

Schweickert, R., Goldstein, W., and Fisher, D. L. (2010). Additive factors and stages of mental processes. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 54, 405-414.

Hurwitz, D.S., Pradhan, Fisher, D.L., A., Knodler, M.A., Menon, R., and Meissner, U. (2010). Backing collisions: a study of drivers’ eye and backing behavior using combined rear view camera and sensor systems. Injury Prevention, 16, 79-84.

Romoser, M. and Fisher, D. L. (2009) The effect of active versus passive training strategies on improving older drivers’ scanning for hazards while negotiating intersections. Human Factors, 51, 652-668.

Pradhan, A. K., Pollatsek, A., Knodler, M. and Fisher, D. L. (2009). Can younger drivers be trained to scan for information that will reduce their risk in roadway traffic scenarios that are hard to identify as hazardous? Ergonomics, 62, 657-673.

Henneman, P. L., Fisher, D. L., Henneman, E. A., Pham, T. A., Mei, Y. Y., Talati, R., Nathanson, B. H. and Roach, J. (2008). Providers Do Not Verify Patient Identity During Computer Order Entry. Academic Emergency Medicine, 15, 641-648.

Cross References
UMass faculty page
Human Performance Laboratory