Dr. Christopher Reid, Ph.D.

Human Factors & Ergonomics Engineer


Dr. Christopher Reid is currently a Human Factors & Ergonomics Technical Lead Engineer for Boeing’s Environment Health & Safety (EHS) Organization in Charleston, SC. He is also currently a Visiting Scholar at the Ohio State University's Department of Integrated Systems Engineering's Spine Research Institute partnering with Director Dr. William S. Marras on the safety of exoskeletons for Boeing workers. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, earning degrees in Electrical Engineering Technology (BS) and Industrial Engineering (MS, PhD). He has been with Boeing in both student intern and full-time capacities supporting 787, 767, and 747 programs as well founding the Boeing Research & Technology Human Factors and Ergonomics lab in Charleston, SC. Prior to Boeing, Dr. Reid worked for Lockheed Martin on astronaut spacesuit assessment as a Human Factors & Ergonomics Discipline Lead at NASA Johnson Space Center and as a Human Factors Engineer for the US Army Natick Soldier Systems Center assessing Warfighter personal protective equipment. Outside of work, Dr. Reid is the Secretary- Treasurer Elect of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES), Associate Editor for the Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Sciences Journal, Chair of the 2018 ErgoX Exoskeleton Symposium, and Chair of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Subcommittee for the ASTM F48 standard on Exoskeletons/Exosuits. He is also a 2018 Rising Star Award recipient by the National Safety Council.