Dr. Grugle is a human factors expert located in Colorado. She investigates the way in which human performance is affected by factors including fatigue, distraction, and impairment and how performance is impacted by the design of technology and the work environment. Dr. Grugle applies her expertise toward forensic casework involving motor vehicle crashes, workplace mishaps, and premises safety.
Dr. Grugle has academic, research and industry experience in human factors engineering research and design. She was awarded competitive human factors research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and the Cleveland State University Transportation Center and her research has been published in national and international peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Grugle conducts investigations for both plaintiff and defense counsel and has testified in both state and federal courts.
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Blog Posts & Resources
Looming Collisions and the Role of a Human Factors Expert
What is a looming collision in the context of a human factors forensic investigation?
Drowsy Driving – What You Need to Know from a Human Factors Perspective
Drowsy Driving – Sleep Deprivation, Fatigue, and HOS Regulations in Trucking Cases
Human Factors in Transportation Cases – Roadway Design
Distracted Driving and the Role of a Human Factors Expert
Distracted driving is a dangerous problem that is likely to increase...
Human Factors in Autonomous Vehicles
Investigations and analyses of crashes involving automated features or semi-autonomous vehicles must account for the changing role of the driver.
Human Factors Science And Accidents
Dr. Grugle answers questions on what is “human factors” and how do they apply their expertise to trucking cases.