Catalyze Innovation that Advances Health

Natalie (Nat) Benda, MS, PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Nat Benda's work focuses improving the design of health IT as well as researching new, innovative ways to use information technology to reduce health disparities. Nat has expertise in cognitive systems engineering as well as extensive experience improving the safety and usability of health information technology design. She received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a master’s in industrial engineering from the University at Buffalo. She is currently pursuing her PhD in human factors engineering under advisor Dr. Ann Bisantz at the University at Buffalo (UB).

She has received the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship program award as well as UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean's Fellowship to support her graduate work. Nat has several publications in high impact journals including Annals of Emergency Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association.