FRANK A DREWS portrait
  • Research Health Science Specialist, VA
  • Adjunct Professor, Department Of Anesthesiology
  • Director, VA Center for Human Factors in Patient Safety
  • Adjunct Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics
  • Adjunct Professor, Educational Psychology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department Of Anesthesiology
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mining Engineering
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics Resrch
  • Professor, Psychology Department

Honors & Awards

  • Nomination for the APA Div 21 Franklin V. Taylor Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Applied Experimental / Engineering Psychology. American Psychological Association, 01/2019
  • Best paper award (1st place) at the AMIS annual meeting (co-author). American Medical Informatics Society, 01/2018
  • SHEA Top Poster Abstract Award, SHEA annual conference, Portland, OR. SHEA, 01/2018
  • First Prize, Research Day Poster (in collaboration with Tessa Sommer). University of Utah, 04/2017
  • Beacons of Excellence Award, University of Utah. 09/2016
  • First Prize, Research Day Poster (in collaboration with Kelly Funkhouser). University of Utah, 04/2016
  • Third Prize, Research Day Poster (in collaboration with Tessa Sommer). University of Utah, 04/2016
  • Best Paper of the Year award. Ergonomics and Design, 12/2014
  • Nomination for Superior Senior Research Award. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Utah, 06/2014
  • Presidential Citation for outstanding service. American Psychological Association, Division 21, 06/2014
  • Third prize, Research Day Poster (in colalboration with Tristan McIntosh). University of Utah, 01/2013
  • Fellow, Division 21. American Psychological Association, 01/2013
  • Poster award, third place, AMIA annual meeting. American Medical Informatics Association, 01/2013
  • Distinguished paper award (in collaboration with Charlene Weir, et al.). American Medical Informatics Association, 01/2012
  • First prize, Research Day Poster (in collaboration with David Gerritsen). University of Utah, 01/2012
  • First Prize, Research Day Poster (in collaboration with David Gerritsen). University of Utah, 01/2011
  • Honorable Mention, Stanley Caplan User Centered Product Design Award. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 01/2011
  • Earl A. Alluisi Award for Early Career Achievement. American Psychological Association, 2009
  • First prize for poster presentation. Public Health Informatics Cohort Training Program, 2008
  • Superior Research Award. College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah, 2008
  • Finalist for the Superior Research Award. College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah, 2007
  • Outstanding Psychology Professor Award for 2005-2006 school year. Psi Chi, University of Utah, 2006
  • Nomination for Early Career Teaching Award. University of Utah, 2006
  • Finalist for the Super Research Award. College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah, 2006
  • 100 Top Science Stories of 2005. Discover Magazine, 2005
  • Nomination for Early Career Teaching Award. University of Utah, 2005
  • Second Place Award for the best educational approach. International Meeting on Medical Simulation, Miami, FL, 2005
  • 100 Top Science Stories of 2003. Discover Magazine, 2003
  • First Place Award for the best research at the annual meeting. Society for Technology in Anesthesia, San Diego, CA, 2003
  • First Place Award for the best new techology at the annual meeting. American Society of Anesthesiologists, New Orleans, LA, 2001
  • Award for Technology Innovation. Society for Technology in Anesthesia, 2001
  • Jane Beatty Memorial Award. American Society for Judgment and Decision Making, 1999

Professional Service

  • HFmedic Human Factors Medical Device Consortium. Role: Director. Founding Director. 01/2017 - present
  • Journal -- Experimental Psychology: Applied. Consulting Editor. 01/2016 - present
  • APA. Role: Chair. Div 21 Fellows Committee . 01/01/2016 - present
  • Human Factors. Editorial Board. 01/01/2016 - 02/08/2017
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Member. Awards Committee. 01/2015 - 12/2015
  • American Psychological Association. Fellows Committee. 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2017
  • American Psychological Association. Immediate Past-President, Division 21. 07/2014 - 06/2015
  • Journal -- Human Factors. Consulting Editor. 01/2014 - present
  • USHPA. Role: Member. Safety and Accident Review Committee. 01/2014 - 12/2016
  • American Psychological Association. President, Division 21. 07/2013 - 06/2014
  • Suisse National Science Foundation. Reviewer. 01/2013 - 12/2013
  • American Psychological Association. President-elect, Division 21. 07/2012 - 06/2013
  • Journal of Safety Research. Consulting Editor. 01/2012 - present
  • American Psychological Association. Member-at-large for Division 21. 01/01/2009 - 12/31/2011

Internal Service

  • VPR Limited Submission Committee. 07/2018 - present. University service.
  • Health, Society, and Policy Department Rep. 07/2018 - present. College service.
  • CSBS College Council Advisor. 07/2018 - 07/31/2019. College service.
  • Student Behavior Committee. 07/01/2016 - present. University service.
  • CNS Area Coordinator. 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017. Department service.
  • Academic Commitee. 02/01/2016 - 02/01/2017. College service.
  • Research Advisory Committee. Member, 07/2015 - present. College service.
  • Safety and Accident Review Committee, USHPA. Member, 01/2014 - present. Other service.
  • Institutional Review Board, Panel 2. Member, 07/2010 - present. University service.
  • Institutional Review Board, Panel 6. Member, 01/01/2010 - 06/2015. University service.
  • Technology Committee, Department of Psychology. Chair, 07/01/2009 - 06/30/2016. Department service.
  • Graduate Committee. Member, 07/01/2009 - 06/30/2015. Department service.