Renaldo Blocker is currently pursuing a PhD in Human Factors and Ergonomics from the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Albany State University in Albany, GA in 2003. He attended San Francisco State University’s Masters in Computer Science Program (2004-2006) as a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-AMP) National Science Foundation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow and currently holds a Masters in Human Factors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Mr. Blocker is currently a Graduate Engineering Research Scholar (GERS) and in the summer of 2008 participated in the Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine (CIBM) Pre-doctoral Trainee Fellow Program.
Renaldo’s current research is on reliably identifying flow disruptions during cardiac surgery, patient safety and handoffs.
Renaldo will be presenting research paper at the 118th Annual Convention of American Psychological Association and at the 54th annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Renaldo is also writing a chapter about human factors in the operating room for the next edition of the “Handbook for Human Factors in Healthcare”.