As a human factors engineer, I employ mixed methods approaches to understand users' current practices and deliver their desired experiences through an iterative design process. My projects focus on one or more of the following outcomes: quality, safety, human performance or user experience.

 

 My practices as a researcher and designer draw from a plethora of multidisciplinary literature and methods including organizational and cognitive ergonomics, psychology, and human-computer interaction,  to deliver a sustainable solution.  Take a look in my portfolio to see my recent work. 

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

 

 

PROJECTS

Nurselens
eDAPT
Eyetracking in Driving
Taming the Offenders
Wedding Wire
West End Market
Collab VT
VT Data Repository
BAE
VT Easy Sub
Hokie Spot Share
FLEX
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About Me

 

I am a human factors engineer at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia serving  the enterprise in their quality, safety, and performance improvement projects. I recently finished my PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My dissertation, qualitative in nature,  focused on Human Factors in Healthcare, specifically understanding the roles of informal caregivers of persons living with dementia and developing a workload assessment tool to quantify caregiving demands. 
Prior to pursing a PhD at Wisconsin, I received my masters in Human Factors Engineering at Virginia Tech and studied Cognitive Psychology during my undergraduate tenure at the University of Illinois. My core strengths include human subjects research, user experience design, organizational change management, and systems engineering. I have worked for Northrop Grumman and Unilever between my academic tenures. I have also supported the Mayo Clinic and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin as a Human Factors Engineer working on several projects to improve patient and provider safety, as well as enterprise efficiencies. In my free time I love traveling, trying out new foods and cultures, and catching up with friends. 

Contact Me

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Feel free to drop me a line about all your product needs. I will  promptly respond with what I can contribute.

sidponnala@gmail.com

Cell: 630.806.6876

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