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Joseph Sharit

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Joseph Sharit

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


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Research Interests

Human Factors, Systems Safety, Statistics

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

    • Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Research Scientist Specialist. (2011 - Present)
    • 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)
    • 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

    • Praino, G., Sharit, J. (2016).Written Work Procedures: Identifying and Understanding their Risks and a Proposed Framework for Modeling Procedure Risk. Safety Science, 82, 382-392.
    • Boot, W. R., Charness, N., Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J., Rogers, W. A., Fisk, A. D., Mitzner, T., C, L. C., Nair, S. (2015).Computer proficiency questionnaire: Assessing low and high computer proficient seniors. The Gerontologist, 55, 404-411.
    • Garcia-Retamero, R., Andrade, A. D., Sharit, J., Ruiz, J. G. (2015).Is Patients? Numeracy Related to Physical and Mental Health?. Medical Decision Making, 35, 501-511. http://doi.org/10.1177/0272989X15578126
    • Czaja, S. J., Boot, W. R., Charness, N., Rogers, W. A., Sharit, J., Fisk, A. D., Lee, C. C., Nair, S. N. (2015).The personalized reminder information and social management system (PRISM) trial: rationale, methods and baseline characteristics. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 40, 35-46.
    • 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.
    • Czaja, S. J., Lee, C. C., Arana, N., Nair, S. N., Sharit, J. (2014).Use of a telehealth system by older adults with hypertension. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 20, 184-191.
    • Ruiz, J. G., Andrade, A. D., Garcia-Retamero, R., Anam, R., Rodriguez, R., Sharit, J. (2013).Communicating global cardiovascular risk: Are icon arrays better than numerical estimates in improving understanding, recall and perception of risk?. Patient Education and Counseling, 93, 394-402.
    • 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.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J., Nair, S. N., Lee, C. C., Hernandez, M. A., Arana, N., Fu, S. H. (2013).Factors influencing use of an e-health website in a community sample of older adults. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 20, 277-284.
    • Rodriguez, V., Andrade, A. D., Garcia-Retamero, R., Anam, R., Rodriguez, R., Sharit, J., Ruiz, J. G. (2013).Health literacy, numeracy, and graphical literacy among veterans in primary care and their effect on shared decision-making and trust in physicians. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, 18, Supplement 1, 273-289.
    • 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.
    • Widener, S., Erkoc, M., Sharit, J. (2010).Assessment of airport airside performability from the perspective of the consumer. Journal of Performability Engineering, 7, 121-136.
    • 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.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J. (2009).The aging of the population: Opportunities and challenges for human factors engineering. The Bridge, National Academy of Engineering, Spring, 34-41.
    • Sharit, J., Czaja, S. J., Hernandez, M. A., Nair, S. N. (2009).The employability of older workers as teleworkers: An appraisal of issues and an empirical study. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 19, 457-477.
    • 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.
    • 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., 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

    • 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. ). London: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
    • 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.
    • Czaja, S. J., Sharit, J. (2009). Aging and work: Issues and implications in a changing landscape. (pp. 259-278). Johns Hopkins University 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., (2008). 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.