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Renato Azevedo

Position
PhD Student
Company
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Location
Urbana IL UNITED STATES
Bio

Renato Ferreira Leitão Azevedo is a PhD Student in Educational Psychology (Cognitive Sciences of Teaching & Learning Division) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He holds a M.Sc. in Applied Statistics from UIUC, a M.Sc. in Accounting Education & Research from University of Sao Paulo (USP), B.S. in Information Systems and B.S. in Accounting. At UIUC he serves as Research Assistant at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and as Teaching Assistant (EPSY 456 - Human Performance and Cognition in Context). Within Cognitive Psychology, he has been working with Prof. Daniel Morrow, on the nature of complex human problem solving and learning. The current research projects aim to improve self-care (e.g. taking medications) and health outcomes among older adults. These interdisciplinary projects leverage expertise in computer science, medicine, human factors, and education to improve provider/patient collaboration related to self-care. He has further interest in investigating relationships among professional expertise, cognition, decision-making, risk perception, and workload in complex task domains such as accounting and behavioral economics.