Dustin Weiler is a PhD student in Human Factors Engineering minoring in Mixed Methods. His primary research interest is improving informal caregiver strategies for people with dementia.
Dustin earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in Human Factors Psychology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. From there he was recruited by Dr. Jason Saleem to serve as the Laboratory Manager of the Center for Ergonomics at the University of Louisville. While managing the laboratory, Dustin earned his Masters of Science degree in Industrial Engineering for the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville. His thesis evaluated the effects of role assignment on nursing students in team-based simulation training scenarios. He is also a member of the Psi Chi and Alpha Pi Mu honor societies in Psychology and Industrial Engineering (respectively).
Outside of academia, Dustin has worked as a Human Factors Intern for GE Appliances and Human Solutions Inc., and as a Research Assistant (WOC) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. While working with the VA, Dustin worked on an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) grant evaluating the effects of exam room layout and electronic health record (EHR) placement on the patient-provider interaction.
Aside from research, Dustin enjoys watching and playing various sports, such as baseball, soccer, rugby, football, and hockey. When he is not playing sports you can find Dustin outdoors with his dog exploring the area.