Dr. April Savoy is a Core Investigator in the VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication and Director of the Human-Computer Interaction & Simulation Lab at the Richard L. Roudebush Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis. Appointed as a Regenstrief Research Scientist in 2017, her research interests include the implementation of user-centered design to develop, evaluate, and integrate health information technologies that will increase efficiency of clinicians’ workflow, enhance care coordination, and improve the quality of healthcare delivery.
Dr. Savoy’s educational background includes computer science and industrial engineering, with an emphasis on human-computer interaction (HCI). Dr. Savoy obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from Xavier University of Louisiana, a M.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Following graduate school, she worked in industry as an associate researcher, user interface designer, and project manager.