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Jeff K. Caird

  • Professor


Cognitive Ergonomics Research Laboratory (CERL), Administration 67

The Healthcare Human Factors and Simulation Laboratory (HHFSL) is in the W21C Research and Innovation Centre, which is affiliated with the O'Brien Institute of Public Health in the Cumming School of Medicine.

Potential Students

Exceptional undergraduate and graduate students who have taken Psych 425: Human Factors or a similar course may request to work on projects to gain research experience or apply to study for honours and advanced degrees. The research goals of my laboratories are to design devices, environments and systems that reduce injuries and fatalities and improve the quality of life. Student alumni work in Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, government organizations and universities.

Selected Publications

Caird, J.K., Simmons, S., Wiley, K., Johnston, K., & Horrey, W. (2018). Does talking on a cell phone, with a passenger or dialing affect driving performance? An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of experimental studies. Human Factors, 60(1), 101–133.

Baers, J.H., Wiley, K., Davies, J.M., Caird, J.K., Hallihan, G., & Conly, J. (2018). A health system’s preparedness for the ‘Next Ebola’. Ergonomics in Design, 24–28.

Simmons, S., Caird, J.K., & Steel, P. (2017). A meta-analysis of in-vehicle and nomadic voice recognition system interaction and driving performance. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 106, 31–43.

Fisher, D.L., Caird, J.K., Horrey, W., & Trick L. (Eds.). (2017). The Handbook of Teen and Novice Drivers: Research, Practice, Policy and Directions. Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press

Caird, J.K., & Horrey, W. (2017). A review of teen and novice driver distraction. In Fisher, D.L., Caird, J.K., Horrey, W., & Trick L. (Eds.), The Handbook of Teen and Novice Drivers: Research, Practice, Policy and Directions (pp. 169-190). Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press. 

Simmons, S., Hicks, A. & Caird, J.K. (2016). Safety-critical events associated with cell phone tasks measured through naturalistic driving studies: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 87, 161-169.

Hallihan, G., Baers, J.H., Wiley, K., Davies, J.M., Conly, J., & Caird, J.K., (2015). Human factors evaluation of simulated Ebola virus disease patient scenarios. Proceedings of the 59th Annual Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 543-547). Los Angeles. 

Kramer, C., Wilkins, M., Caird, J.K., Davies, J.M., & Hallihan, G. (2015). Does the sex of a simulated patient affect CPR? Resuscitation, 86, 82-87.

Caird, J.K., Johnston, K., Willness, C., Asbridge, M., & Steel, P. (2014). A meta-analysis of the effects of texting on driving. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 71, 311-318.

Ohlhauser, A., Milloy, S., & Caird, J.K. (2011). Driver responses to motorcycle and lead vehicle braking events: The effects of motorcycling experience and novice versus experienced drivers. Transportation Research: Part F, 14, 472-483.

Fisher, D.L., Rizzo, M., Caird, J.K., & Lee, J.D. (Eds). (2011). Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology.  Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press.

Caird, J.K., & Horrey, W.J. (2011). Twelve practical and useful questions about driving simulation. In Fisher, D. L., Rizzo, M., Caird, J. K., & Lee, J. D. (Eds). (2011). Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology (pp. 5-57 to 5-74).  Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press.

White, C. & Caird, J.K. (2010). The blind date: The effects of change blindness, passenger conversation and gender on looked-but-failed-to-see (LBFTS) errors. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42, 1822-1830. 

Schultz, J., Davies, J.M., Caird, J.K., Chisholm, S. & Ruggles, K. (2010). Standardizing anesthesia drug drawers using human factors and quality assurance methods. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 57(5), 490-499.


Photograph of Jeff K. Caird


  • PhD
    University of Minnesota, 1994


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