Mehta, Ranjana individual record
Associate Professor

Research in the NeuroErgonomics Lab utilizes theories, methods, and techniques from physiology, biomechanics, neuroscience, psychology, and public health to better understand operator behavior and capabilities when interacting with simple and complex work systems. HF/E investigations involve examining multifactorial causes and consequences of operator stress and fatigue, brain-behavior relationships with changing workforce demographics (aging, obesity), and development of HF/E tools to assess operator health and performance in hazardous work environments.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles43
  • Parasuraman, R., & Mehta, R. K. (2015). Neuroergonomic Methods for the Evaluation of Physical and Cognitive Work. Wilson, J. R., & Sharples, S. (Eds.), Evaluation of Human Work. (pp. 609-638). CRC Press.
Conference Papers22
  • Mehta, R. K., Ayaz, H., McKendrick, R., Izzetoglu, K., Willems, B., & Ziegler, M. (2016). Is functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) appropriate for your research?. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 60(1), 188-190.
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  • Park, I., Jing, C., Buchanan, J. J., Wright, D., Mehta, R., Rhee, J., & Verwey, W. B. (2016). Monitoring-pressure enhances the coordination tendencies of bimanual actions. JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY. 38, S97-S97.
  • Mehta, R. K., Rhee, J., & Cavuoto, L. (2016). Muscle oxygenation correlates of handgrip fatigue with obesity. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 60(1), 1030-1034.
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  • Pajoutan, M., Mehta, R. K., & Cavuoto, L. A. (2016). Obesity effect on isometric strength of the trunk extensors. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 60(1), 942-946.
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  • Buchanan, J. J., Park, I., Jing, C., Mehta, R., & Wright, D. L. (2015). Bimanual coordination dynamics under social pressure. JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY. 37, S32-S32.
chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Industrial & Systems Engineering; 3131 TAMUS
College Station, TX 77843-1266