• Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Center for Outcomes Research, Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Department of Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine (IAM), Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Affiliated Faculty, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Remote Health Technologies & Systems
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Health Systems & Design
  • Faculty Fellow, NSF Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT)
Farzan Sasangohar

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering (Human Factors Engineering), University of Toronto - 2015
  • S.M., Human-Systems Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 2011
  • M.A.Sc., Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo - 2010
  • B.A., Information Technology (Technology and Society), York University - 2009
  • B.C.S., Computer Science, University of Waterloo - 2007

Research Interests

  • Dr. Sasangohar’s research interests are centered around understanding and improving human decision-making and performance in multi-task, safety-critical work environments using a wide range of analytical techniques and technological innovations such as remote continuous monitoring and connected integrated systems. He is interested and has experience in designing, implementing, and testing systems that improve human-systems performance in socio-technical domains such as healthcare, air-traffic control, command and control, process control, and surface transportation.

Awards & Honors

  • Research Impact Award, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), 2020
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Texas A&M University College of Engineering, 2020
  • Best Paper/Presentation, Resilience Week Symposium, 2019
  • Best Paper/Presentation Award, Houston Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Symposium, 2019
  • Dyer Fellowship Award, Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation, 2018
  • Best Collaboration Research Award, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEES) Research Conference, 2017
  • Best Poster, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Southwest Symposium, 2017
  • Project of the Year, Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES) Chapter at Texas A&M University, 2017
  • Best Paper/Presentation Award, Houston Human Factors and Ergonomic Society Symposium, 2016
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering, University of Toronto, 2015
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) PDF, 2015-2017
  • Canadian Institute of Health Care Research (CIHR) Strategic Research Fellowship in Healthcare, Technology, and Place, 2013-2015
  • NSERC Postgraduate Fellowship, 2012-2015
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Member With Honors, 2014

Selected Publications

  • Sasangohar, F., Jones, S.L., Masud, F.N., Vahidy, F.S., Kash, B.A. (2020). Provider Burnout and Fatigue During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned from a High-Volume Intensive Care Unit, Anesthesia & Analgesia. DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004866
  • Son, C., Sasangohar, F., Peres, S.C., Moon, J. (2020). Investigating Resilience in Emergency Management: A Systematic Literature Review. Applied Ergonomics. 87, 103114. DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103114
  • Son, C., Sasangohar, F., Neville, T. J., Peres, S. C., & Moon, J. (2020). Evaluation of work-as-done in information management of multidisciplinary incident management teams via Interaction Episode Analysis. Applied Ergonomics, 84, 103031
  • Son, C., Larsen, E., Sasangohar, F., Peres, S.C. (2020). Opportunities and challenges for resilient hospital incident management: Case study of Safety-I and Safety-II evaluation of a hospital’s response to Hurricane Harvey, Journal of Critical Infrastructure Policy. 1(1), 81-100. DOI:10.18278/jcip.1.1.721
  • McDonald, A.D., Sasangohar, F., Jatav, A.K., Rao, A. (2019). Continuous Monitoring and Detection of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Triggers Among Veterans: A Supervised Machine Learning Approach. IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 9 (3), 201-211.