Farheen S. Khan, Ph.D.

Director, Human Factors / Ph.D. / Chicago


Dr. Khan holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Her Masters and Doctoral work focused on the study of human behavior and risk perception and their effect on accident causation. She has extensive experience assisting clients in understanding risk perception, human error, and risk-taking behavior in product liability, workplace accidents, transportation accidents and premises accidents. 

Dr. Khan has designed and evaluated warning labels, safety instructions, operator manuals, as well as safety program documentation for major manufacturers and organizations. She has also written and evaluated safety program documents, assessed the risk of injury from operations, performed numerous safety audits, analyzed injury and illness data, investigated accidents to provide guidance on injury reduction of state run facilities for the State of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin as well as major corporations.  

Education and Certifications

  • Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ph.D.: University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering, M.S.: University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Industrial Engineering, B.S.: University of Wisconsin, Madison 
  • Certified Qualified Individual for Fall Protection