Human Factors Approaches to Food Insecurity

Human factors models provide concrete, theoretical guidance on how the environment, organization (e.g., culture), people and technology interact to provide a holistic approach to designing complex systems. Our innovative, human-focused and systems-oriented approach will shed light on drivers of food security, experiences with currently implemented approaches, and provide guidance to develop refined, system-based solutions to improve food security. Ultimately, we will systematically consider how the abilities, needs and limitations of humans interact with their specific context (i.e., system) to shape food insecurity to inform the development of technology and other solutions to reduce food insecurity in rural communities.

Funding: Jump ARCHES endowment through the Health Care Engineering Systems Center

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