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October 23, 2023

Regenstrief researcher elected as fellow of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Richard Holden, PhD

Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist Richard Holden, PhD, M.S., was elected as a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). Dr. Holden will be inducted into the HFES College of Fellows in October during the organization’s 67th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.  

Dr. Holden is a professor and inaugural chair of the Department of Health and Wellness Design at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington and an adjunct professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine. 

Receiving a Fellow designation, the highest recognition possible from the HFES College of Fellows, recognizes consistently impressive professional contributions and service to the society. Fellows are nominated and conferred by distinguished colleagues to honor outstanding achievement, consistently superior professional performance, exceptional contributions, personal service to the society and other meritorious accomplishments by society members. 

HFES is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals and provides education, builds connections and advocates for the human factors/ergonomics field.  

Dr. Rich Holden is a systems engineer and social-cognitive psychologist with more than 20 years of experience in applied research on health and healthcare. He is an international leader in the application of human factors engineering and psychology to design and evaluate health interventions especially digital solutions.  

Dr. Holden joined HFES in 2004 and served in several leadership roles, including as an elected executive council member from 2017 to 2020. Dr. Holden was honored with the 2015 William C. Howell Young Investigator Award, the 2016 Bentzi Karsh Early-Career Service Award, and the 2021 Jack Kraft Innovators Award for his significant efforts to extend or diversify the application of human factors and ergonomics principles and methods and his effective efforts to encourage the application of these techniques in new areas. 

About Richard J. Holden, PhD, M.S.
In addition to his role as a research scientist with the Indiana University Center for Aging Research at Regenstrief Institute, Richard J. Holden, PhD, M.S., is the chief healthcare engineer for the Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science and the Dean’s Eminent Scholar, professor and inaugural chair of the Department of Health and Wellness Design at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. He is also a professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine.  

About Regenstrief Institute
Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University, Regenstrief and its research scientists are responsible for a growing number of major healthcare innovations and studies. Examples range from the development of global health information technology standards that enable the use and interoperability of electronic health records to improving patient-physician communications, to creating models of care that inform clinical practice and improve the lives of patients around the globe. 

Sam Regenstrief, a nationally successful entrepreneur from Connersville, Indiana, founded the institute with the goal of making healthcare more efficient and accessible for everyone. His vision continues to guide the institute’s research mission. 

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