As the fields of study associated with human factors (aviation psychology, cognitive systems engineering, engineering psychology, etc.) become broader in scope, the drive to bring the findings from academic research to those who can benefit from study findings must also expand. This paper honors Robert Key Dismukes, Ph.D., through a case study that illustrates how the bridge from research to practice (and back to research) can be built and how human factors professionals can translate and share what they know with new scientists, target populations, and the public at large. This review of Dr. Dismukes’ work demonstrates how the findings from human factors research can be brought to the operational world with a focus on his mentorship and modeling of ethical science.
Kochan, J. A.
(2021). A Salute to Robert Key Dismukes: A Mentor for Translational Research in Human Factors. 60th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 220-225.