Morgan Reynolds





Ph.D. Candidate, The Ohio State University

M.S. Cognitive Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2020

B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2018

Morgan is a Graduate Student working with Dr. Mike Rayo. Since she joined the lab in 2017, Morgan has worked on research projects in healthcare, transportation, and defense focused on human-machine teaming, representation design, and system’s safety. In her master’s thesis, Morgan studied when and how healthcare providers in the hospital modulate (i.e. increase, decrease, prolong) their participation in a coordinative activity. She plans to use these patterns seen in expert human teams to influence the designs of future machine teammates. When not in the lab, Morgan likes to backpack and kayak, with her favorite destinations being the High Sierra and the Everglades, respectively. 

Master’s thesis

  • Reynolds ME. It takes two to un-tango: Modulating continuous participation in joint activity [master’s thesis]. Columbus, OH, USA: The Ohio State University; 2020.

Journal Articles

  • Chuang S, Woods DD, Reynolds ME, Ting HW, Balkin A, & Hsu CW. (2021). Rethinking preparedness planning in disaster emergency care: lessons from a beyond-surge-capacity event. World Journal of Emergency Surgery, 16(1), 1-13.
  • Chuang S, Chang KS, Woods DD, Chen H, Reynolds ME, Chien DK. (2019). Beyond surge: Coping with mass burn casualty in the closest hospital to the Formosa Fun Coast Dust Explosion. Burns, 45.

Papers in Proceedings

  • Rayo MF, Fitzgerald MC, Gifford RC, Morey DA, Reynolds ME, D’Annolfo K, Jefferies CM. (2020). The Need for Machine Fitness Assessment: Enabling Joint Human-Machine Performance in Consumer Health Technologies. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care. May 18-21, 2020.
  • Reynolds ME, Rayo MF, Fitzgerald MC, Abdel-Rasoul M, Moffatt-Bruce SD. (2019). Guidance for Custom Alarm Design: You Don’t Have to “Crank it up to 11”. Proceedings of the 2019 Human Factors in Healthcare Symposium, Chicago, IL. March 26th, 2019.
  • Fitzgerald MC, Rayo MF, Reynolds ME, Abdel-Rasoul M, Moffatt-Bruce SD. (2019). The Importance of Testing Sets of Clinical Alarm Sounds and Navigating Tradeoffs to Translate Research Findings into Implementation. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care. Chicago, IL. March 25-27, 2019.