Jennifer Zamudio smiles and poses for a portrait.

Jennifer Zamudio

PhD Student


G815 IOE


Personal Pronouns


Jennifer (Jen) Zamudio is a Ph.D. student in the Interaction & Collaboration Research (ICRL) Lab, advised by Dr. Jessie Yang. Her research interests are related to human factors engineering applications in healthcare, with a specific interest in enhancing team interactions, cognitive ergonomics, and well-being among healthcare professionals within stressful/high workload environments (e.g., robotic surgery, trauma care). Her goal is to contribute to the field as a professor, collaborating closely with embedded practitioners to drive improvements in the broader clinical system.

Research Interests

  • Human Factors in Healthcare
  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Stress and Workload
  • Human-Robot Interactions


  • B.A. in Psychology (California State University, Long Beach)

Professional Service

  • DEI Committee Member and Research Consortium Member for the Society of Surgical Ergonomics


  • 2022 – ‘Best Oral Presentation Award’ at the First Inaugural Symposium of the Society of Surgical Ergonomics
  • 2019 – Outstanding Senior Award in Psychology
  • 2018 – 1st Place Research Award at the Psychology Day Research Fair at CSU Long Beach


  • Zamudio, J., Woodward, J., Kanji, F. F., Anger, J. T., Catchpole, K., & Cohen, T. N. (in press). Demands of Surgical Teams in Robotic-Assisted Surgery: An Assessment of Intraoperative Workload Within Different Surgical Specialties. The American Journal of Surgery.
  • Zamudio, J., Kanji, F. F., Lusk, C., Shouhed, D., Sanchez, B. R., Catchpole, K., Anger, J. T., … Cohen, T. N. (2023). Identifying Workflow Disruptions in Robotic-Assisted Bariatric Surgery: Elucidating Challenges Experienced by Surgical Teams. Obesity Surgery, 33, 2083–2089.
  • Cohen, T., Anger, J., Kanji, F., Zamudio, J., DeForest, E., Lusk, C., … & Catchpole, K. (2022). A Novel Approach for Engagement in Team Training in High-Technology Surgery: The Robotic- Assisted Surgery Olympics. Journal of Patient Safety, 18(6), 570-577.