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Daniel Morrow

My research focuses on cognition, communication, and other aspects of human performance in complex task domains such as health care and aviation, with a focus on aging and performance. Current projects investigate the impact of health literacy (and cognition more broadly) on older adults’ comprehension of information needed for self-management of chronic illness, as well as how to leverage information technology to support patient/provider communication and self-care among older adults.

Activities & Honors

  • Member, Risk Communication Advisory Committee, Food & Drug Administration, 2012-present
  • Member, Risk Communication Advisory Committee, Food and Drug Administration, Food and Drug Administration, 2012-2016
  • President Divsion 21 (Applied Experimental Psychology), American Psychological Association, 2012-2013
  • President, Division 21: Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2012-2013
  • Editor, Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Volume 8, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2011-2013
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology Applied, American Psychological Association, 2009-2013
  • President-Elect, Division 21: Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2011-2012
  • Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology Applied Special Issue on Health Care, American Psychological Association, 2010-2011


  • Co-Principal Investigator, The Senior Odyssey: A Lab-to-Life Translation, National Institutes of Health, 2004-2006


  • Morrow, Daniel, Fischer, U. (2013). Communication in socio-technical systems. Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Engineering. Oxford University Press: New York, NY.
  • Morrow, Daniel (2013). Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Vol 8. Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (Sage Publishing).
  • Morrow, Daniel, McKeever, S., Chin, C., Madison, A., Davis, K., Wilson, E., Kaiser, D., Wolf, M., Conner-Garcia, T., Graumlich, J. (2012). An EMR-Based Tool to Support Collaborative Planning for Medication Use among Adults with Diabetes: A Multi-Site Randomized Control Trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33, 1023-1032.
  • Morrow, Daniel, D'Andrea, L., Stine-Morrow, E, Shake, M, Gao, S, Chin, J, Bertel, S, Conner-Garcia, T, Graumlich, J, Murray, M (2012). Comprehension processes in multimedia health information. Visual Communication, 11, 347-362.
  • Nokes-Malach, T., Meade, M., Morrow, Daniel (2012). Expertise and collaborative decision making. Thinking & Reasoning, 18, 32-58.
  • Morrow, Daniel, Durso, F. (2011). Patient Safety Research that Works: Introduction to the Special Issue on Human Performance and Health Care. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 17, 191-194.
  • Chin, J., Morrow, Daniel, Stine-Morrow, E, Conner-Garcia, T, Graumlich, J, Murray, M (2011). The process-knowledge model of health literacy: Evidence from a componential analysis of two commonly used measures. Journal of Health Communication, 16, 222-241.
  • Morrow, Daniel, Wilson, E. (2010). Medication adherence among older adults: a systems perspective. Aging in America Volume II: Physical and Mental Health. Praeger: Santa Barbara, CA.

In The News

Professor co-authors study in quest to improve patient self-care

Mar. 10, 2014

A new study finds that older adults’ casual beliefs about their high blood pressure may vary according to where they live and other demographic variables. Nearly 500 people with hypertension participated in the study, which was co-authored by Daniel G. Morrow, a professor of cognitive science of teaching and learning in the Department of Educational Psychology. The purpose of the study was to better understand how patients conceptualize the cause of their high blood pressure in order to develop educational materials that improve patient self-care. Read more...