Dr. Enid Montague is a human factors and ergonomics engineer and assistant professor The Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Technology and Social Behavior and Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences. Human Factors Engineering is the scientific discipline concerned with understanding the interaction between humans and technologies with the goal of enhanced performance, increased safety, and increased user satisfaction.
Dr. Montague's research explores the role of trust in technology in systems. She looks at why humans trust or distrust technology, the effects of trusting attitudes on system performance, and designing for appropriate trust. Dr. Montague has conducted research at Old Dominion University, the Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Virginia Tech and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her master's and doctoral degree from Virginia Tech's department of Industrial and System's Engineering Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics program with certificates in Human Computer Interaction from the Center for Human-Computer Interaction.