Dr. Christopher Reid is a Human Factors & Ergonomics Associate Technical Fellow for Boeing’s Environment Health & Safety (EHS) Organization in Charleston, SC. He is a recent Visiting Scholar to the Ohio State University'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). 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 of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES), sits on the Editorial Boards for the Augmented Human Research and Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Sciences Journals, is a 2019 Special Issue Editor for the Human Factors Journal, Chair of the Annual ErgoX Exoskeleton Symposium, and Chair of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Subcommittee for the ASTM F48 standard on Exoskeletons/Exosuits.
His collective work on Boeing exoskeletons recently earned him a 2018 Rising Star Award from the National Safety Council.