Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson

Human Factors Research Scientist

Tel: (757) 864-4613

Email: julie.a.hanson@nasa.gov or julie.hanson@nianet.org

Julie Hanson


  • M.S., Old Dominion University, 2016
  • B.S. (Hons), Old Dominion University, 2012

Work Experience

  • Research Scientist, National Institute of Aerospace/ NASA Langley Research Center, 2018-present
  • Graduate Research/ Teaching Assistant, Old Dominion University, 2012-2016
  • User Experience (UX) Web Design, Alpha Cube Designs, 2014-2015
  • Research Scientist Internship, NASA Langley Research Center, 2014

Research Areas/Expertise

  • Space radiation protection
  • Reconfigurable radiation storm shelter/ garment technology
  • Task criticality as applied to warfare and battlefield scenarios
  • SUGV/ UAV technology
  • Military psychology/ battlefield behavior

Current Research

Radiation Protection Technology

Human factors design and testing of wearable garment technology and reconfigurable storm shelter(s) to protect against radiation exposure during long-term and short-term space missions.


Hanson, J.A. & James P. Bliss (2018). The effects of task criticality and target modality on a simulated battlefield search task, Military Psychology, 30:2, 108-119, DOI: 10.1080/08995605.2017.1420981

Hanson, J.A., Bliss, J.P., Harden, J.W., & Papelis, Y. (2014). The effects of reliability and criticality on an IED interrogation task. Proceedings of The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting(Accepted). Chicago, IL.

Hanson, J.A., Chancey, E.T., Ashdown, A., & Bliss, J.P. (2014). Reliability of a cued combat identification aid on warfighter performance and trust in a civilian populated shoot-don’t-shoot scenario. Proceedings of The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Accepted). Chicago, IL.

Hanson, J.A., & Latorella, K. (2014). Assessing the usability of reconfigurable logistics against solar particle events during long-term space exploration. Technical Report Presented to NASA Langley Research Center. Hampton, VA.

Lawson, B., Brill, J.C., Hanson, J.A. (2014). Motion- induced analgesia: A potential treatment for pain. Technical Report in progress for the United States Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL). Ft. Rucker, AL.