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Mark Scerbo, Ph.D.

  • Mark Scerbo, Ph.D.
  • Professor
  • Department of Psychology
  • 346a Mills Godwin Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4217
  • mscerbo@odu.edu
  • Education

    University Of Cincinnati, 1987
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Cincinnati, 1985
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: M.A.
    Rutgers College, Rutgers University, 1981
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: B.A.
  • Expertise

    Psychology
    Human Factors, Simulation in Healthcare
  • 2013: Best Research Abstract - 2nd Place, The 13th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare , Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • 2012: Best Program Innovation Abstract - 2nd Place, The 12th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare , Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • 2012: Best Research Abstract - 4th Place, The 12th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare , Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • 2010: Paper of Distinction, Association for Surgical Education annual meeting, Association for Surgical Education
  • 2009: Best Technology Abstract, 2nd Place, The 9th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • 2004: Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • 2004: Human Performance, Situation Awareness and Automation Conference Distinguished Service Award, Human Performance, Situation Awareness and Automation
  • 1989: AT&T Spot Award for developing the Usability Engineering Workshop, AT&T
  • 1988: Richard M. Griffith Memorial Award for best paper in Psychology, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology
  • 1986: Elected Member, Sigma Xi
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    A Secondary Task for Measuring Laparoscopic Skill
    Sponsoring Organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Date: September 30, 2011 - September 29, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.; Britt, B.; Davis, S.; Dimitrios, S.
    Modeling Professional Attitudes and Teaching Humanistic Communication in VR (M-Pathic VR).
    Sponsoring Organization: Medical Cyberworlds, Inc.
    Date: September 1, 2012 - August 20, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Virtual Operating Room
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU
    Date: September 25, 2012 - June 30, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Papelis, Y. E.; Scerbo, M. W.; ,
    LIVES and SIM Lab (Laboratory of Investigation, Validation and Verification of Emerging Simulators)
    Sponsoring Organization: Eastern Virgina Meidcal School
    Date: January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Parodi, V.; Diallo, S.; Scerbo, M. W.; Papelis, Y. E.
    Modeling and Simulation Solutions for Standardized Patients: Selection, Refinement, and Augmentation
    Sponsoring Organization: EVMS
    Date: 2009 - 2010
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.; McKenzie, F. D.
    Modeling and Simulation Solutions for Advanced Surgical Skills, Augmented Patient Technologies, and Labor and Delivery
    Sponsoring Organization: EVMS
    Date: 2006 - 2010
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.; Belfore Ii, L. A.; McKenzie, F. D.
    Evaluation of Simulation Training on Hospital Team Performance
    Sponsoring Organization: TRICARE Management Activity/Axiom Resource Management, Inc
    Date: September 1, 2009 - August 30, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Craniotomy Burr Hole Drilling Simulator Evaluation
    Sponsoring Organization: SimQuest, LLC
    Date: 2008 - 2009
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Health iManage (HiM): Incentivized Type 2 Diabetes Management Using I-Phone Technology
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU Office of Research
    Date: March, 2009 - October, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Colberg-Ochs, S. R.; McKenzie, F. D.; Scerbo, M. W.; Hubbard, T. W.; Satin-Smith, M.; Gyuricsko, E. O.
    Health iManage (HiM): Incentivized Type 2 Diabetes Management Using I-Phone Technology
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Office of Research Funding
    Date: March, 2009 - September, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:McKenzie, F. D.; Scerbo, M. W.; Colberg-Ochs, S. R.; Hubbard, T. W.; Satin-Smith, M.; Gyuricsko, E. O.
    Applying Automaticity Theory to Simulator Training to Enhance Operative Performance
    Sponsoring Organization: Association for Surgical Education through Carolinas Medical Center
    Date: 2007 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    HRP Tech Cluster Accelerator
    Sponsoring Organization: Hampton Roads Partnership
    Date: 2007 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Sokolowski, J.; Scerbo, M. W.; Diaz, R.; Ringleb, S.
    Prototype of a DGBL module to augment aerospace systems and design engineering course using serious gaming and advanced display technology
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Aerospace
    Date: 2007 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Noor, A. K.; Scerbo, M. W.
    SOSTS Vision/Haptic evaluation
    Sponsoring Organization: SimQuest, LLC
    Date: 2007 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    EVMS Modeling and Simulation Solutions for Surgery
    Sponsoring Organization: Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Date: 2006 - 2006
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Bliss, J. P.; Scerbo, M. W.; Belfore Ii, L. A.; Shen, Y.; McKenzie, F. D.
    External validation of resident evaluation using stealth standardized patients
    Sponsoring Organization: Association of Standardized Patient Educators
    Date: 2006 - 2006
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Hood, A. F.; Hubbard, T. W.; Scerbo, M. W.; Gilva-McConvey, G.
    Virtual Reality Chainsaw Safety Training System
    Sponsoring Organization: EVMS/Office of Naval Research
    Date: 2006 - 2006
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    The virtual operating room
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
    Date: 2005 - 2005
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.; Belfore Ii, L. A.; Garcia, H. M.; Jackson, M.; Weireter, L. J.
    Data-link aircraft communications: An examination of interference, coherence, and workload
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 2001 - 2005
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:McNamara, D. S.; Scerbo, M. W.; Baldwin, C. L.
    Evaluation of NIRS as an assessment of brain activity related to different levels of workload in a vigilance task
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 2004 - 2004
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Freeman, F. G.; Scerbo, M. W.; Baldwin, C. L.; Mikulka, P. J.
    Measuring Task Thought Processes
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Naval Research
    Date: 2004 - 2004
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Bliss, J. P.; Scerbo, M. W.; Freeman, F.; Mikulka, P. J.
    National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation (Phase II)
    Sponsoring Organization: Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)/Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
    Date: 2003 - 2003
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Bliss, J. P.; Loftin, R. B.; Scerbo, M. W.; Belfore Ii, L. A.
    National center for collaboration in medical modeling and simulation. (Phase I)
    Sponsoring Organization: EVMS/GEOCENTERS
    Date: 2003 - 2003
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Loftin, R. B.; Scerbo, M. W.; Belfore Ii, L. A.; McKenzie, F. D.
    Neurophysiological and behavioral indices of mental workload as a function of traffic density and visibility
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 2003 - 2003
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Freeman, F. G.; Baldwin, C. L.; Scerbo, M. W.; Mikulka, P. J.
    The efficacy of near infra-red spectroscopy for studying mental workload in an aviation context
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 2003 - 2003
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Data-link aircraft communications: An examination of interference, coherence, and workload. Supplement
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 2002 - 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:McNamara, D. S.; Scerbo, M. W.; Baldwin, C. L.
    National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation
    Sponsoring Organization: US Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technologies Research Center (TATRC)
    Date: 2002 - 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Bliss, J. P.; Combs, C. D.; Loftin, R. B.; Scerbo, M. W.; Weireter, L. J.
    Adaptive technology as a countermeasure for complacency
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 2001 - 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.; Freeman, F. G.; Mikulka, P. J.
    Developing virtual environments for training
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Naval Research
    Date: 2001 - 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Loftin, R. B.; McKenzie, F. D.; Scerbo, M. W.
    Presence and absence of features in aviation displays
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 2001 - 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    The effects of aviation weather information systems on a pilot’s workload
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 2001 - 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Using automatic speech recognition to control general aviation cockpit-based weather information systems
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 2001 - 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Psychophysiological control of cognitive task using adaptive automation
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1999 - 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Freeman, F. G.; Scerbo, M. W.; Mikulka, P. J.
    Assessing Eye Movement in a Synthetic Vision Environment
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 2000 - 2001
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Evaluating the ability of heart rate and EEG to control alertness during performance
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 2000 - 2001
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Freeman, F. G.; Scerbo, M. W.; Mikulka, P. J.
    The effects of aviation weather information systems on general aviation pilots’ workload
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 2000 - 2001
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Toward a model of adaptive technology: The efficacy of physiological measures
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 2000 - 2000
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.; Freeman, F. G.; Mikulka, P. J.
    External validity considerations of a biocybernetic system for adaptive automation
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1999 - 2000
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.; Freeman, F. G.; Mikulka, P. J.
    User acceptability of physiological and other measures of hazardous states of awareness
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1999 - 2000
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dickinson, T. L.; Mikulka, P. J.; Freeman, F. G.; Scerbo, M. W.
    Electrocortical correlates of task unrelated thoughts during mentally fatigued states
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1999 - 1999
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Biocybernetic control of vigilance task parameters
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1998 - 1999
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Freeman, F. G.; Scerbo, M. W.; Mikulka, P. J.
    A biocybernetic system in a closed-loop, adaptive automation-based environment
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1997 - 1997
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Freeman, F. G.; Scerbo, M. W.; Mikulka, P. J.
    A detailed examination of human performance related to automation technology
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1997 - 1997
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Further validation of the biocybernetic model of adaptive automation: Comparison to a performance model, and effects of automation cycles
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1997 - 1997
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Measures and countermeasures of hazardous states of awareness
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1997 - 1997
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.; Freeman, F. G.; Mikulka, P. J.
    Third international conference on automation technology and human performance
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Naval Research
    Date: 1997 - 1997
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Functional relationships among monitoring performance: Subjective report of thought process and compromising states of awareness - addendum
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1996 - 1996
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Freeman, F. G.
    Personnel and human factors issues in Naval Air Mishaps
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Naval Safety Center
    Date: 1996 - 1996
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Scerbo, M.W. (PI). The theater of perception
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University, Faculty Innovator Grant
    Date: 1996 - 1996
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Functional relationships among monitoring performance: Subjective report of thought process and compromising states of awareness - addendum
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1995 - 1995
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Freeman, F. G.
    Investigating the impact of automation: Analysis using artificial neural networks as vigilance and performance predictors
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1995 - 1995
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Jacobs, D. A.; Scerbo, M. W.; Freeman, F. G.
    Functional relationships among monitoring performance: Subjective report of thought process and compromising states of awareness
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1994 - 1994
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Freeman, F. G.; Scerbo, M. W.
    Functional relationships among monitoring performance: subjective report of thought processes and compromising states of awareness - addendum
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1994 - 1994
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.; Freeman, F. G.
    Navy-ASEE Summer Faculty Research Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Naval Air Warfare Center
    Date: 1994 - 1994
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    The role of event asynchrony and attentional deficits on task-related thoughts in vigilance: Implications for workload and boredom proneness
    Sponsoring Organization: Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging
    Date: 1994 - 1994
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Validation of the Spatial-Temporal Awareness Task
    Sponsoring Organization: Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division
    Date: 1994 - 1994
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    Functional relationships among monitoring performance: Subjective report of thought processes and compromising states of awareness
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1993 - 1993
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Freeman, F.; Scerbo, M. W.
    Navy-ASEE Summer Faculty Research Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Naval Air Warfare Center
    Date: 1993 - 1993
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.
    The effects of subject-controlled pacing and signal-type upon sustained attention and subjective workload
    Sponsoring Organization: Research and Graduate Studies Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, Old Dominion University
    Date: 1991 - 1991
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Scerbo, M. W.