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I am chair and professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and full time faculty member at the Beckman Institute. I also have zero-time appointments in the Psychology and the ISE Departments.
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, Division 21: Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2012-2013
- President Divsion 21 (Applied Experimental 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
Research StatementMy 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 with chronic illness.
- Co-Principal Investigator, The Senior Odyssey: A Lab-to-Life Translation, National Institutes of Health, 2004-2006
- Chin, J., Payne, B., Gao, X., Conner-Garcia, T., Graumlich, J., Murray, M., Stine-Morrow, E., Morrow, D. (2015). Knowledge Influences Comprehension and Memory for Health Information among Older Adults: Distinguishing the Effects of Domain-General and Domain-Specific Knowledge. Memory, 23(4), 577-589.
- Morrow, D. (2013). Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Vol 8. Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (Sage Publishing).
- Morrow, D., Fischer, U. (2013). Communication in socio-technical systems. Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Engineering. Oxford University Press: New York, NY.
- Morrow, D., 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, D., 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, D. (2012). Expertise and collaborative decision making. Thinking & Reasoning, 18, 32-58.
- Morrow, D., 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, D., 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, D., 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
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...