HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC)
April Savoy, PhD
Director, Human Computer Interaction Lab, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication
Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication
Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute
Assistant Professor of Computer Information & Graphics Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
April Savoy, PhD’s educational background includes computer science and industrial engineering, with an emphasis on human-computer interaction (HCI). Dr. Savoy earned three degrees: B.S. in Computer Science from Xavier University of Louisiana, M.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Following graduate school, she worked in industry as an associate researcher, user interface designer, and project manager. With a joint appointment, Dr. Savoy is an Assistant Professor at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology and is a Health Research Scientist and Director of the Human-Computer Interaction & Simulation Lab at the Richard L. Roudebush Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis. Her research focuses on the implementation of human factors engineering and user-centered design to develop, evaluate, and integrate health information technologies that will increase efficiency of clinical workflows, enhance care coordination, and improve the quality of healthcare delivery.