About the Author
Dr Manoj S. Patankar is Chairman of the Department of Aviation Science at Saint Louis University. He teaches in the aviation safety management graduate program and he is engaged in cross-disciplinary research projects in linking aviation with other high-consequence industries. Jeffrey Brown is an educator and consultant in macro human factors. He has extensive teaching experience in aviation and in the application of system safety principles in healthcare. He is engaged in multiple research projects in healthcare systems. Dr Melinda Treadwell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology Design, and Safety at Keene State College, New Hampshire. She is actively engaged in toxicology research and she teaches in the Department's undergraduate programs. The three authors bring together extensive teaching, research, and field experience from a wide variety of perspectives to enrich this book with a combination of practical challenges facing modern society, yet rooted in strong foundations of theoretical principles.