CLAUDIA ZIEGLER ACEMYAN, PH.D.
Human Factors and Safety Consultant
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Psychological Sciences, Rice University
Dr. Claudia Ziegler Acemyan is a human factors scientist/practitioner and safety consultant. Dr. Acemyan’s work focuses on a range of different topics including system usability, product/system/environment user-centered design, human error, incident analysis, safety, warnings and risk communication, instructions and manuals, stop work authority, and product/system/environment evaluations using scientific methods and advanced statistics.
Dr. Acemyan completed her Ph.D. in human factors/human-computer interaction psychology at Rice University. Her education also includes a M.A. in architecture from U.C.L.A., a M. Arch. from Rice University, and B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Dr. Acemyan has most recently worked at Rice University’s Institute for Global Health as the Director of Human Factors and at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (through KBRwyle) as a Human Factors Engineer, Habitability Discipline Scientist, and Subject Matter Expert. She also has over a decade of research, analysis, and consulting work with Edward R. Ziegler LLC (a petroleum and natural gas engineer who is a leading consultant and expert witness in the fields he works: oil and gas; drilling rigs; and safety, design, engineering, pipeline, and regulatory work).