• Assistant Professor
  • Center for Outcomes Research, Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Department of Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine (IAM), Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (Courtesy Appointment)
  • 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

  • PhD, Industrial Engineering (Human Factors Engineering), University of Toronto, 2015
  • SM, Human-Systems Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
  • MASc, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2010
  • BA, Information Technology (Technology and Society), York University, 2009
  • BCS, 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

  • 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

  • Khanade, K., Sasangohar, F., Sutherland, C.S., Alexander, K. (2018) Deriving Information Requirements for a Smart Nursing System for Intensive Care units. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 41 (1), pp. 29-37.
  • Sasangohar, F. Williams, J.P., Peres, S.C., Smith, A., Mannan, S. (2017). Investigating Written Procedures in Process Safety: Qualitative Data Analysis of Interviews from High Risk Facilities. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 113, pp. 30-39.
  • Rodriguez-Paras, C., Tippey, K., Brown, E., Sasangohar, F., Creech, S., Kum, H., Lawley, M., Benzer, J. (2017) Investigating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Mobile Health (mHealth) Applications Usage and Validation: An App Investigation and Scoping Literature Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) mHealth uHealth, 5 (10): e156.
  • Sasangohar, F., Donmez, B., Easty, A., Trbovich, P. (2017) Effects of Nested Interruptions on Task Resumption: A Laboratory Study with Intensive Care Nurses, Human Factors, 59 (4), pp. 628-639.
  • Sasangohar, F., Donmez, B., Easty, A., Trbovich, P. (2015) Mitigating non-urgent interruptions during high-severity ICU tasks using a task-severity awareness tool: a quasi-controlled observational study, Journal of Critical Care, 30 (5) pp. 1150.e1-1150.e6.