Sara J. Czaja, PhD is a Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Industrial Engineering at the University of Miami. She is also the Director of the Center for Research and Education for Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE) and the Scientific Director of the Center on Aging at the Miller School of Medicine. CREATE is a collaboration between the University of Miami, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Florida State University, and it is funded by the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Czaja has extensive experience in aging research and a long commitment to developing strategies to improve the quality of life for older adults. She is also the Director of the evaluation component of the NIH funded Miami Clinical & Translational Science Institute.
Her research interests include aging and cognition, e-health, caregiving, human computer interaction, and functional assessment. She has published extensively on these topics. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Dr. Czaja served as the overall Chair of the Health Services Research and Demonstration study section for the Veterans Administration and as the Chair of the Risk Prevention and Health Behavior Review Panel for the National Institutes of Health. She is currently a member of the College of Reviewers for the NIH. She is also a member of the Board on Human Systems Integration of the National Academy of Science/National Research Council (NAS/NRC) and served as a member of the recent NAS/NRC committee on Human Factors in home healthcare.