Olivia K. Hernandez

Drexel University

Olivia K. Hernandez Olivia K. Hernandez earned her bachelor’s degree in English writing from Denison University in 2007, and her master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering in 2009 from The Ohio State University (OSU), where she completed her PhD requirements in December 2020. Her degree will be conferred in May 2021. She became a certified usability analyst through Human Factors International in 2014 and has served as a graduate research associate and graduate teaching associate at OSU. She was an assistant vice president at JP Morgan Chase before returning to academia. She is the recipient of the Ohio State University Graduate Fellowships for Femtosecond Laser Research and Safety. Her research interests include clinical informatics, simulation, experimental design, data science, human factors engineering, game-based training, and active learning. In her future research, she plans to use augmented reality with a virtual patient to render an accurate diagnosis and create an appropriate treatment plan using active learning. As a future faculty member, she sees the importance of targeted recruitment in predominantly black schools to encourage youth to become involved in STEM courses. Her goals are to serve as a role model, mentor, and positive example for black engineering students through the use of support systems and services and applying skills in the real world.

Area of Research

Chronic Wound Care for AD/ADRD Patients