Curtis Craig

Research Associate

Curtis Craig is a research associate in the HumanFIRST Laboratory at the University of Minnesota's Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Craig’s research record includes pedestrian safety, mental workload in driving performance, the environment's effects on cognition, and decision-making in health care. His primary interests center on cognitive processes and human error, and their application to safety-critical domains such as driving and health care.

Curtis earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a focus in Human Factors from Texas Tech University.

Selected Publications

Craig, C. M., Achtemeier, J., Patzer, B., & Morris, N. L. (2017). Effects of In-Vehicle Messaging on Mental Workload During Driving Through Work Zones. 9th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, 179-185.

Craig, C. M., & Klein, M. I. (2019). The abbreviated vigilance task and its attentional contributors. Human Factors, 61(3), 426–439.

Craig, C., Klein, M. I., Griswold, J., Gaitonde, K., McGill, T., & Halldorsson, A. (2012). Using cognitive task analysis to identify critical decisions in the laparoscopic environment. Human Factors, 54(6), 1025-1039.

Craig, C.M., Morris, N.L., Van Houten, R., & Mayou, D. (2019). Pedestrian safety and driver yielding near public transit stops. Transportation Research Record, 2673(1),514-523. doi: 0361198118822313

Craig, C. M., Overbeek, R. W., & Niedbala, E. M. (2019). A global analysis of temperature, terrorist attacks, and fatalities. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 1-13.

Craig, C. M., Patzer, B., & Morris, N. L. (2018). Minimizing the impact of interruptions in a pediatric retail pharmacy. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 480-484). Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.