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Dr. Sandra Garrett

s_garrett.jpg Lecturer

Department of Industrial Engineering
118 Freeman Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0920

Phone: (864) 656-3114


Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 2007
M.S. Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 2002
B.S. Industrial Engineering, Clemson University, 1999

Research Areas

Cognitive Human Factors
Healthcare Systems Engineering
Information Flow and Knowledge Development within Complex Environments

Selected Publications

Taaffe, K. M., Garrett, S. K., Huang, Y.-H., & Nkwocha, I. (2013). Communication's Role and Technology Preferences during Hurricane Evacuations. Natural Hazards Review, 14(3), 182-190.

Huang, Y.-H. & Garrett, S. K. (2012). Defining Characteristics of Communication Quality in Culture-Changed, Long-Term Healthcare Facilities. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 5(4), 227-238.

Grigg, S. J., Garrett, S. K., & Craig, J. B. (2011). A process-centered analysis of medication administration: Identifying current methods and potential for improvement. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 41(4), 380-388.

Garrett, S. K. & Khasawneh, M. T. (2011). Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare Delivery: A Special Issue on Health Information Technology and Medication Administration Safety. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 41(4), 333-335.

Garrett, S.K., Caldwell, B.S., and Ebright, P.R. (2010). Provider information and resource foraging in healthcare delivery. International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise, 1(3/4), 381-393.

Caldwell, B.S., Garrett, S.K., & Boustany, K.C. (2010). Healthcare Team Performance in Time Critical Environments: Coordinating Events, Foraging, and System Processes. Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 1(2), 255-276.

Garrett, S. K., Caldwell, B. S., Harris, E. C., & Gonzalez, M. C. (2009). Six Dimensions of Expertise: A More Comprehensive Definition of Cognitive Expertise for Team Coordination. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science. 10(2), 93-105.

Avery, G. H., Lawley, M., Garrett, S. K., Caldwell, B. S., Durr, M. P., Abraham, D., Lin, F., DeLaurentis, P. C., Peralta, M. L., Russell, A., Kopach-Conrad, R. A., Ignacio, L. M., Sandino, R., & Staples, D. J. (2008). Planning For Pandemic Influenza: Lessons from the Experiences of Thirteen Indiana Counties. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 5(1), (article 29).

Garrett, S. K., & Caldwell, B. S. (2002). Describing Functional Requirements for Knowledge Sharing Communities. Behaviour and Information Technology. 21(5), 359-364.

Garrett, S. K., Melloy, B. J., & Gramopadhye, A. K. (2001). The Effects of Per-Lot and Per-Item Pacing on Inspection Performance. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 27(5), 291-302.

Courses Taught

IE 2100: Design and Analysis of Work Systems
IE 3010: System Design I
IE 4300/6300: Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare
IE 8000: Human Factors Engineering

Professional Affiliations

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)