Joseph Sharit

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Joseph Sharit

Research Professor Industrial Engineering Department
Work Phone: (305) 284-6472

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Biography

Dr. Sharit is one of the principal investigators in the Center on Research and Education for Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE), which is funded by the National Institute on Aging, one of the National Institutes of Health. He was also a principal investigator in studies associated with the Patient Safety Center and the Ryder Trauma Center within the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Sharit was also associated with the Laboratory of E-Learning and Multimedia Research, which is part of the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Miami Veterans Hospital System.

Research Interests

Dr. Sharit's research interests as part of CREATE focus on aging and performance, particularly in the areas of older adult interaction with e-health and other technological systems. They also include the implications of technology for the design of jobs for older workers. He has also been involved, both at CREATE and the GRECC, in investigating the influence of health literacy and numeracy skill on the ability for older people and veterans to effectively perform health management tasks using electronic patient portals, and in developing training and design interventions that can enhance older adult task performance and health decision making. Other research interests include system safety and human reliability analysis as it applies to health and other systems.

HIGHER EDUCATION

    • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (1984)
    • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, M.S. in Industrial Engineering (1979)
    • Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, B.S. in Chemistry (1974)

EXPERIENCE

    • University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine, Research Professor. Department of Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences (2001 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Research Professor. Department of Industrial Engineering (2000 - Present)
    • Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Research Scientist Specialist. (2011 - 2017)
    • University of Miami, Research Associate Professor. Department of Industrial Engineering (1998 - 2000)
    • State University of New York at Buffalo, Associate Professor. Department of Industrial Engineering (1990 - 1998)
    • University of Miami, Visiting Associate Professor. Department of Industrial Engineering (1996 - 1998)
    • State University of New York at Buffalo, Director of Graduate Studies and Admissions. Department of Industrial Engineering (1992 - 1996)
    • State University of New York at Buffalo, Assistant Professor. Department of Industrial Engineering (1984 - 1990)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Andrade, A. D., Anam, R., Lisigurski, M., Sharit, J., , ., , ., , ., , ., , . (2014).Computer-based programmed instruction did not improve the knowledge retention of medication instructions of individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Educator, 40, 77-88. http://doi.org/10.1177/0145721713508825
    • Taha, J., Sharit, J., Czaja, S. J. (2014).The impact of numeracy ability and technology skills on older adults? performance of health management tasks using a patient portal. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 33, 415-435.
    • Sharit, J., Lisigurski, M., Andrade, A. D., Karanam, C., Nazi, K. M., Lewis, J. R., Ruiz, J. G. (2014).The roles of health literacy, numeracy, and graph literacy on the usability of the VA's personal health record by veterans. Journal of Usability Studies, 9, 173-193.
    • Taha, J., Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J., Morrow, D. G. (2013).Factors affecting usage of a personal health record (PHR) to manage health. Psychology and Aging, 28, 1124-1139.
    • Widener, S., Erkoc, M., Sharit, J. (2011).Assessment of airport airside performability from the perspective of the consumer. Journal of Performability Engineering, 7, 121-136.
    • Sharit, J., Hernandez, M. A., Nair, S. N., Kuhn, T., Czaja, S. J. (2011).Health problem solving by older persons using a complex government website: Analysis and implications for web design. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 3, Jan-35.
    • Wilson, K. A., Pavlas, D., Sharit, J., Salas, E. (2010).Eight tips for investigating new technologies in health care. Ergonomics in Design, 18, 20-25.
    • Mitzner, T. L., Boron, J. B., Adams, A. E., Charness, N., Czaja, S. J., Dijkstra, K., Fisk, A. D., Rogers, W. A., Sharit, J. (2010).Older adults talk technology: Technology usage and attitudes. Computers in Human Behavior, 26, 1710-1721.
    • Sharit, J., McCane, L., Schulman, C. I., Graygo, J. M., Augenstein, J. S. (2010).The use of observation and interview methods for assessing issues in patient care in the resuscitation unit of a level-1 trauma center. Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 1, 83-100.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J., Hernandez, M. A., Nair, S. N., Loewenstein, D. (2010).Variability among older adults in Internet health information-seeking performance. Gerontechnology, 9, 46-55.
    • Lee, C., Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J. (2009).Training older workers for technology-based employment. Educational Gerontologist, 35, 15-31.
    • Taha, J., Sharit, J., Czaja, S. J. (2009).Use of and satisfaction with sources of health information among older Internet users and non-users. The Gerontologist, 49, 663-673.
    • Sharit, J., McCane, L., Thevenin, D. M., Barach, P. (2008).Examining links between sign-out reporting during shift changeovers and patient management risks. Risk Analysis, 28, 969-981.
    • Sharit, J., Hernandez, M. A., Czaja, S. J., Pirolli, P. (2008).Investigating the roles of knowledge and cognitive abilities in older adult information seeking on the web. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 15, 3:1-3:25.
    • Pak, R., Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J., Rogers, W. A., Fisk, A. D. (2008).The role of spatial abilities and age in performance in an auditory computer navigation task. Computers in Human Behavior, 24, 3045-3051.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J., Nair, S. N. (2008).Usability of the Medicare health website. JAMA, 300, 790-792.
    • Nair, S. N., Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J. (2007).A multilevel modeling approach to examining individual differences in skill acquisition for a computer-based task. Journal of Gerontology, 62B, 85-96.
    • Sharit, J., Czaja, S. J., Augenstein, J., Balasubramanian, G., Schell, V. (2006).Assessing the information environment in intensive care units. Behaviour & Information Technology, 25, 207-220.
    • Czaja, S. J., Charness, N., Fisk, A. D., Hertzog, C., Nair, S. N., Rogers, W. A., Sharit, J. (2006).Factors predicting the use of technology: Findings from the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE). Psychology and Aging, 21, 333-352.
    • Sharit, J., Czaja, S. J., Perdomo, D., Lee, C. (2004).A cost-benefit methodology for assessing product adoption by older user populations. Applied Ergonomics, 35, 81-92.
    • Sharit, J., Czaja, S. J., Hernandez, M., Yang, Y., Perdomo, D., Lewis, J., Lee, C., Nair, S. (2004).An evaluation of performance by older persons on a simulated telecommuting task. Journal of Gerontology, 59B, 305-316.
    • Sharit, J., Czaja, S. J., Nair, S., Lee, C. (2003).Effects of age, speech rate, and environmental support in using telephone voice menu systems. Human Factors, 45, 234-251.
    • Sharit, J. (2003).Perspectives on computer aiding in cognitive work domains: Toward predictions of effectiveness and use. Ergonomics, 46, 126-140.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J. (2003).Practically relevant research: Capturing real world tasks, environments, and outcomes. The Gerontologist, 43, 18-Sep.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J., Ownby, R., Roth, D. L., Nair, S. N. (2001).Examining age differences in performance of a complex information search and retrieval task. Psychology & Aging, 16, 564-579.
    • Johnson, M. D., Sharit, J. (2001).Impact of a change form an 8-hour to a 12-hour shift schedule on workers and occupational injury rates. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 27, 303-319.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J., Charness, N., Fisk, A. D., Rogers, W. A. (2001).The center for research and education on aging and technology enhancement: A program for enhancing technologyfor older adults. 1, 50-59.
    • Reynolds-Mozrall, J., Drury, C. G., Sharit, J., Cerny, F. (2001).The effects of whole-body restriction on task performance. Ergonomics, 43, 1805-1823.
    • Sharit, J., Czaja, S. J., Iakouvou, E., Moses, J. (2000).A human factors systems approach to examining oil spills in tankbarge operations: Analysis and reappraisal of management policies. Maritime Policy and Management, 27, 41-52.
    • Sharit, J. (2000).A modeling framework for exposing risks in complex systems. Risk Analysis, 20, 469-482.
    • Smith, M. D., Sharit, J., Czaja, S. C. (2000).Aging, motor control, and the performance of computer mouse tasks. Human Factors, 41, 389-396.
    • Sharit, J., Czaja, S. J. (1999).Performance of a computer-based troubleshooting task in the banking industry: Examining the effects of age, task experience, and cognitive abilities. International Journal of Cognitive Ergonomics, 3, 22-Jan.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J. (1998).Ability-performance relationships as a function of age and task experience for a data entry task.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 4, 332-351.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J. (1998).Age differences in attitudes towards computers. Journal of Gerontology, 53B, 329-340.
    • Sharit, J. (1998).Applying human and system reliability analysis to the design and analysis of written procedures in high-risk industries. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 8, 265-281.
    • Rahman, M. M., Sprigle, S., Sharit, J. (1998).Guidelines for force-travel combinations of push button switches for older populations. Applied Ergonomics, 29, 101-110.
    • Sharit, J., Czaja, S. J., Nair, S. N., Hoag, D. W., Leonard, D. C., Dilsen, K. E. (1998).Subjective experiences of stress, workload, and bodily discomfort as a function of age and type of computer work. Work & Stress, 12, 125-144.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J., Nair, S. N., Rubert, M. (1998).Understanding sources of user variability in computer-based data entry performance. Behaviour & Information Technology, 17, 282-293.
    • Gramophade, A. K., Drury, C. G., Sharit, J. (1997).Feedback strategies for visual search in airframe structural inspection. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 19, 333-344.
    • Sharit, J., Czaja, S. J. (1994).Ageing, computer-based task performance, and stress: Issues and challenges. Ergonomics, 37, 559-577.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J. (1993).Age differences in the performance of computer based work. Psychology and Aging, 8, 59-67.
    • Sharit, J., Chen, S., Lin, D. (1993).Expert system based training for emergency management. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 7, 22-Jun.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J. (1993).Stress reactions to computer-interactive tasks as a function of task structure and individual differences. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 5, 22-Jan.
    • Bisantz, A., Sharit, J. (1993).The effects of feedback on performance and retention of skill for a natural language interface. Behaviour & Information Technology, 12, 32-47.
    • Prabhu, P., Sharit, J., Drury, C. G. (1992).Classification of temporal errors in CIM systems: Development of a framework for deriving human-centered information requirements. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 5, 68-80.
    • Sharit, J., Vishwananthan, V., Czaja, S. J. (1991).A note on computer analysis of a thermocouple-based respiration signal for assessing human-computer interactive task performance. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 7, 73-76.
    • Wang, M., Sharit, J., Drury, C. G. (1991).Fuzzy set evaluation of inspection performance. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 35, 587-596.
    • Sharit, J., Malon, D. M. (1991).Incorporating the effects of time estimation into human. IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 40, 247-254.
    • Lehto, M., Sharit, J., Salvendy, G. (1991).The application of cognitive simulation techniques to work measurement and methods analysis of production control tasks. International Journal of Production Research, 29, 1565-1586.
    • Sharit, J., Elhence, S. (1990).Allocation of tool replacement decision making responsibility in flexible manufacturing systems. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 5, 29-46.
    • Cuomo, D. L., Sharit, J. (1989).A study of human performance in computer aided architectural design. International Journal on Human Computer Interaction, 1, 69-107.
    • Sharit, J., Elhence, S. (1989).Computerization of tool replacement decision making in flexible manufacturing systems: A human systems perspective. International Journal of Production Research, 27, 2027-2039.
    • Bishu, R. R., Drury, C. G., Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J. (1989).The effects of grouping and cuing in the performance of location tasks. Applied Ergonomics, 20, 206-212.
    • Sharit, J., Cuomo, D. L. (1988).A cognitively based methodology for evaluating human performance in the computer aided design task domain. Behaviour & Information Technology, 7, 373-397.
    • Sharit, J. (1988).A critical review of approaches to human reliability analysis. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 2, 111-130.
    • Sharit, J., Eberts, R., Salvendy, G. (1988).A proposed theoretical framework for design of decision support systems in computer integrated manufacturing systems: A cognitive engineering approach. International Journal of Production Research, 26, 1037-1063.
    • Sharit, J., Salvendy, G. (1987).A real time interactive computer model of a flexible manufacturing system. IIE Transactions, 19, 166-177.
    • Sharit, J. (1987).The use of measures of entropy in evaluating human supervisory control of a manufacturing system. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC-17, 815-820.
    • Sharit, J. (1985).Supervisory control of a flexible manufacturing system. Human Factors, 27, 47-59.
    • Salvendy, G., Shodja, G., Sharit, J., Etherton, J. (1983).A case study of the occupational stress implications of working with two different actuation/safety devices. Applied Ergonomics, 14, 291-295.
    • Sharit, J., Salvendy, G., Deisenroth, M. P. (1982).External and internal attentional environments. I. The utilization of cardiac deceleratory and acceleratory response data for evaluating differences in mental workload between machine paced and self p. Ergonomics, 25, 107-120.
    • Sharit, J., Salvendy, G. (1982).External and internal attentional environments. II. Reconsideration of the relationship between sinus arrhythmia and information load. Ergonomics, 25, 121-132.
    • Sharit, J., Salvendy, G. (1982).Occupational stress: review and reappraisal. 24, 129-162.
  • Refereed Books

    • Czaja, S. J., James, J. (Eds.) Current and Emerging Trends in Aging and Work. Springer Publishing.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J. (Eds.) Designing Training and Instructional Programs for Older Adults. CRC Press.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J. (Eds.) Aging and work: Issues and implications in a changing landscape. Johns Hopkins University Press.
    • Fisk, A. D., Rogers, W. A., Charness, N., Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J. (Eds.) Designing for older adults: Principles and creative human factors approaches, second edition. CRC Press.

    Book Chapters

    • (). A human factors engineering perspective to aging and work. Current and Emerging Trends in Aging and Work (pp. ). Springer Publishing.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J., Charness, N., Schmidt, A., (2015). The implications of changes in job demands for the continued and future employment of older workers. Age in the Workplace (pp. 159-179). New York: Taylor & Francis .
    • Sharit, J., (2012). Human error and human reliability analysis. Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, 4th Edition (pp. 734-800). John Wiley & Sons.
    • Sharit, J., Czaja, S. J., (2012). Job design and re-design for older workers. Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging (pp. 454-482). Oxford University Press.
    • Sharit, J. (2009). Preparing organizations and older workers for current and future employment: Training and retraining. Aging and work: Issues and implications in a changing landscape (pp. 259-278). Johns Hopkins Press.
    • Sharit, J., Czaja, S. J. (2009). Telework and older workers. (pp. 126-143). Johns Hopkins University Press.
    • Sharit, J. (2008). A methodology for promoting reliable human-system interaction. (pp. 641-665). Springer Verlag.
    • Charness, N., Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J., (2007). Age and technology for work. Aging and work in the 21st century (pp. 225-249). Lawrence Erlbaum.
    • Sharit, J., (2006). Human error. Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition (pp. 708-760). John Wiley & Sons.
    • Sharit, J., (1999). Human and system reliability analysis. The Occupational Ergonomics Handbook (pp. 601-642). CRC Press.
    • Sharit, J., (1997). Allocation of functions. Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition (pp. 708-760). John Wiley & Sons.
    • Kinsley, A., Sharit, J., Vicente, K. J., (1994). Abstraction hierarchy representation of manufacturing: Towards ecological interfaces for advanced manufacturing systems. Advances in Agile Manufacturing (pp. 297-300). IDS Press.
    • Wilson, J. R., Koubek, R. J., Salvendy, G., Sharit, J., Karwowski, W., (1994). Human factors in advanced manufacturing: A review and reappraisal. Organization and Management of Advanced Manufacturing (pp. 379-415). John Wiley.
    • Sharit, J., (1993). Human reliability modeling. New Trends in System Reliability Evaluation (pp. 369-410). Elsevier.
    • Lehto, M., Boose, J., Sharit, J., Salvendy, G., (1992). Knowledge acquisition. Handbook of Industrial Engineering, 2nd edition (pp. 1495-1545). John Wiley & Sons.
    • Sharit, J., Czaja, S. J., Brunskill, C., Bogart, D., (1990). A methodology for assessing stress reactions to computer-interactive tasks. Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety II (pp. 373-377). Taylor & Francis.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J., (1988). Aging and the performance of computer interactive tasks: job design and stress potential. Trends in ergonomics/human factors V (pp. 185-190). North Holland.
    • Goumain, P., Sharit, J., (1988). Human computer interaction in architectural design. Handbook of Human Computer Interaction (pp. 709-727). Elsevier.
    • Gupta, R., Sharit, J., (1988). Human computer interaction in facilities layout. Handbook of Human Computer Interaction (pp. 729-736). Elsevier.
    • Sharit, J., (1988). Issues in modeling supervisory control in flexible manufacturing systems. Ergonomics of hybrid automated systems (pp. 13-Mar). Elsevier.
    • Sharit, J., Chang, T. C., Salvendy, G., (1987). Technical and human aspects of computer aided manufacturing. Handbook of Human Factors (pp. 1694-1723). John Wiley.
    • Wang, M., Sharit, J., Drury, C. G., (1986). An application of fuzzy set theory for evaluation of human performance on an inspection task. Applications of Fuzzy Set Theory in Human Factors (pp. 257-268). Elsevier.
    • Sharit, J., Salvendy, G., (1982). Occupational stress. Handbook of Industrial Engineering (pp. ). John Wiley.

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