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
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Honors & Awards

  • APA Div 21 Franklin V. Taylor Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Applied Experimental / Engineering Psychology. American Psychological Association, 2020
  • Nomination for the APA Div 21 Franklin V. Taylor Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Applied Experimental / Engineering Psychology. American Psychological Association, 2019
  • SHEA Top Poster Abstract Award, SHEA annual conference, Portland, OR. SHEA, 2018
  • Best paper award (1st place) at the AMIS annual meeting (co-author). American Medical Informatics Society, 2018
  • First Prize, Research Day Poster (in collaboration with Tessa Sommer). University of Utah, 2017
  • Beacons of Excellence Award, University of Utah. 2016
  • Third Prize, Research Day Poster (in collaboration with Tessa Sommer). University of Utah, 2016
  • First Prize, Research Day Poster (in collaboration with Kelly Funkhouser). University of Utah, 2016
  • Best Paper of the Year award. Ergonomics and Design, 2014
  • Presidential Citation for outstanding service. American Psychological Association, Division 21, 2014
  • Nomination for Superior Senior Research Award. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Utah, 2014
  • Fellow, Division 21. American Psychological Association, 2013
  • Poster award, third place, AMIA annual meeting. American Medical Informatics Association, 2013
  • Third prize, Research Day Poster (in colalboration with Tristan McIntosh). University of Utah, 2013
  • First prize, Research Day Poster (in collaboration with David Gerritsen). University of Utah, 2012
  • Distinguished paper award (in collaboration with Charlene Weir, et al.). American Medical Informatics Association, 2012
  • First Prize, Research Day Poster (in collaboration with David Gerritsen). University of Utah, 2011
  • Honorable Mention, Stanley Caplan User Centered Product Design Award. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2011
  • Earl A. Alluisi Award for Early Career Achievement. American Psychological Association, 2009
  • Superior Research Award. College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah, 2008
  • First prize for poster presentation. Public Health Informatics Cohort Training Program, 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
  • 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 2005. Discover Magazine, 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
  • Award for Technology Innovation. Society for Technology in Anesthesia, 2001
  • First Place Award for the best new techology at the annual meeting. American Society of Anesthesiologists, New Orleans, LA, 2001
  • Jane Beatty Memorial Award. American Society for Judgment and Decision Making, 1999

Professional Service

  • APA. Role: Chair. Chair of Fellow Committee Division 21. 2021 - 2021
  • University of Utah. Role: Member. UPOWER Advisory board. 2021 - 2021
  • Role: Director. Entity: HFmedic Human Factors Medical Device Consortium Founding Director. 2017 - present
  • APA. Role: Chair. Div 21 Fellows Committee. 2016 - present
  • Entity: Journal -- Experimental Psychology: Applied Consulting Editor. 2016 - present
  • Human Factors. Editorial Board. 2016 - 2017
  • Entity: American Psychological Association. Fellows Committee. 2015 - 2017
  • Role: Member. Entity: American Psychological Association Awards Committee. 2015 - 2015
  • Entity: American Psychological Association Immediate Past-President, Division 21. 2014 - 2015
  • Entity: Journal -- Human Factors Consulting Editor. 2014 - present
  • Role: Member. Entity: USHPA Safety and Accident Review Committee. 2014 - 2016
  • Entity: American Psychological Association President, Division 21. 2013 - 2014
  • Entity: Suisse National Science Foundation Reviewer. 2013 - 2013
  • Entity: American Psychological Association President-elect, Division 21. 2012 - 2013
  • Entity: Journal of Safety Research Consulting Editor. 2012 - present
  • Entity: American Psychological Association Member-at-large for Division 21. 2009 - 2011

Internal Service

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