Dr. Coelho is a human factors, safety, and risk management professional with experience in several industries.
A cognitive neuroscientist by academic training whose research focuses on human motor control, he applies a uniquely interdisciplinary expertise in cognitive and physical behavior to issues such as warnings and labels, human error and reliability, decision making, safety in design, human-machine interfacing, and ergonomics. Dr. Coelho addresses human performance in operations, maintenance, emergency, and consumer contexts. He also provides expert analysis and testimony in cases involving premises liability, personal injury, and product liability, among others.
Dr. Coelho holds a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation, a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) designation, and a Safety Practice Certificate from Texas A&M University for advanced training in a variety of safety topics. Dr. Coelho is an OSHA expert authorized to teach the 10- and 30-hour Outreach Courses in both General Industry and Construction Safety and Health Standards.
He began his professional applied career as a Human Factors Design Engineer supporting the International Space Station and NASA Johnson Space Center.