The FAA Office of Aviation Safety (AVS) has two Chief Scientific and Technical Advisors (CSTAs) in human factors and several Human Factors Specialists in the Aircraft Certification Service (AIR), Flight Standards Service (AFS), and Office of Aviation Medicine (AAM).

Click on the names below to see their biography, if available.

Chief Scientific and Technical Advisors (CSTAs)
Kathy H. Abbott, PhD,
CSTA for Flight Deck Human Factors
National Headquarters
(202) 369-2155
Bill Johnson, PhD,
CSTA for Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Systems
Southern Region Office
(678) 777-3873
Human Factors Specialists in Aircraft Certification (AIR)
Jason Brys
Miltary Certification Office (MCO)
(316) 350-1584
Clark Davenport
Rotorcraft Directorate
(817) 222-5151
Christy Helgeson
Renton Aircraft Certification Office
(425) 917-6528
Sydney Palmsteen
Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office
(404) 474-5562
David Sizoo
Small Airplane Directorate
(816) 329-4158
Kyle Smith
Wichita Aircraft Certification Office
(316) 946-4170
Cathy Swider
National Headquarters

(202) 385-6459
Michelle Yeh
National Headquarters
(202) 267-1679
Human Factors Specialists in Flight Standards (AFS)
Mark Reisweber
Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center
Flight Operations Simulation and Analysis Branch
(405) 954-6962
Terry King
National Headquarters
Flight Operations Branch
(202) 385-4588

Human Factors Specialists in Aviation Medicine (AAM)

Information about Human Factors Specialists in AAM is available on their webpage, Aerospace Medical and Human Factors Research.