Dr. Carlos Comperatore

Systems Engineering

Personal Bio

Dr. Carlos Comperatore received his doctorate in Psychology from Florida State University in 1987. He has worked in the area of fatigue management and operations research since 1988, beginning at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory in Ft. Rucker, Al. He currently manages the Risk Reduction program at the US Coast Guard Office of Safety and Environmental Health in Washington, D.C. His work focuses on proactively reducing operational risk through the implementation of hazards analyses and risk management practices in aviation, afloat, and shore operational environments. At Coast Guard HQs, Carlos also serves as Chair of the Institutional Review Board. Prior to his current position, Dr. Comperatore served at Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory. Recent publications include papers describing the application of nonlinear dynamics principles to manage risk in large acquisition projects, and the use of physiological measures to detect fatigue in humans (2015-Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics).

Education History

  • BA Psychology, Florida Atlantic University
  • MA Psychology / Cognitive emphasis, Florida Atlantic University
  • Ph D Psychology/ Neuroscience emphasis, Florida State University

Work Experience

Human Research Protection Program manager, USCG Headquarters Organization

Publications

Comperatore, C.A., Ng, P.K., Carvalhais, A.B. (2015). Design Standards Considerations and the Effective Prevention of Operator Fatigue. Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, June 2015 10: 174-193.

Carvalhais, A.B., Comperatore, C.A. (2011). Operational Hazard Analysis for Hook and Climb and Vertical Insertion. USCG report. Washington, D.C.

Comperatore, C.A., Rivera, P.K. (2010). Managing Human Endurance in 21st Century Work Environments: A Systems Approach. Society for Occupational Health Psychology Newsletter, Volume 8.

Comperatore, C.A., Bender, B. (2009). Complexity in Acquisition Systems: A Framework to Monitor Trade-Offs and Their Impact on Capability Emergence. Systemic Development: Local Solutions in a Global Environment. ISCE Publishing.

Comperatore, C.A., Rivera, P.K. (2009). Worker Endurance Management in the 21st Century. Systemic Development: Local Solutions in a Global Environment. ISCE Publishing.

Landsburg, A.C., Avery, L., Beaton, R., Bost, J.R., Comperatore, C.A., et al. (2008). The Art of Successfully Applying Human Systems Integration. Technical Paper. Naval Engineers Journal of the American Society of Naval Engineers, No. 1; pp. 77-107.

Comperatore, C.A., Bender, B. (2007). Complexity in Acquisition Systems: A Framework to Monitor Trade-Offs and Their Impact on Capability Emergence. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Australia and New Zealand Systems Society (ANZSYS) Conference.

Comperatore, C.A., Rivera, P.K. (2007). Worker Endurance Management in the 21st Century. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Australia and New Zealand Systems Society (ANZSYS) Conference.

Comperatore, C.A., Carvalhais, A.B., Rivera, P.K. (2005). U.S. Coast Guard Guide for the Management of Crew Endurance Risk Factors Version 2.1. USCG R&DC Report No. CG-D-13-01.

Comperatore C.A., Rivera P.K., Kingsley L. (2005). Enduring the shipboard stressor complex: A systems approach. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 76(6), 108-118.

Comperatore, C.A., Rivera, P.K. (2003). Crew Endurance Management Practices: A Guide for Maritime Operations. USCG R&DC Report No. CG-D-01-03.

Comperatore, C.A., Carvalhais, A.B., Rivera, P.K. (2001). Implementation of the U.S. Coast Guard Crew Endurance Management System (CEMS) at Air Station Miami. USCG R&DC Report No. 208.

Comperatore, C.A., Rothblum, A.M., Rivera, P.K., Kingsley, L.C., Beene, Jr. D., and Carvalhais, A.B. (2001). U.S. Coast Guard Guide for the Management of Crew Endurance Risk Factors Version 1.1. USCG R&DC Report No. CG-D-13-01

Comperatore, C.A., Rothblum, A.M., Rivera, P.K., Kingsley, L.C., Beene, Jr. D., Carvalhais, A.B. (2001). U.S. Coast Guard Guide for the Management of Crew Endurance Risk Factors Version 1.0. USCG R&DC Report No. CG-D-09-01

Comperatore, C.A., Kingsley, L.C., Kirby, A.W., Rivera, P.K. (2001). Management of Endurance Risk Factors, A Guide for Deep Draft Vessels. USCG R&DC Report No. CG-D-07-01

Comperatore, C.A., Lieberman, H.R., Kirby, A.W., Allen, L.W. (2000). The Efficacy of Melatonin as a Component of the Crew Endurance Management System During Army Aviation Missions. In Friedl, Lieberman, Ryan, and Bray (eds.) Pennington Center Nutrition Series: Countermeasures for Battlefield Stressors. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA.

Comperatore, C.A., Kirby, A.W., Bloch, C., Ferry, C. (1999). Alertness Degradation and Circadian Disruption on a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Under Paragon Crewing Limits. USCG R&DC Report No. CG-D-23-99

Comperatore, C.A., Bloch, C., Ferry, C. (1999). Incidence of Sleep Loss and Wakefulness Degradation on a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Under Exemplar Crewing Limits. USCG R&DC Report No. CG-D-14-99

Comperatore, C.A., Carvalhais, A.B., Della Rocco, P., Schaab, B., Bloch, C. (1998). Development of an Endurance Management Plan for U.S. Coast Guard Air Stations – Phase I. USCG R&DC Report No. CG-D-28-98

Comperatore, C.A., Allan, L.W. (1997). The Effectiveness of Institutionalized Countermeasures on Crew Rest During Rapid Transitions From Daytime to Nighttime Flying. International Journal of Aviation Psychology. 7(2):139-148.

Comperatore, C. A., Lieberman, H. R., Kirby, A. W., Adams, B., Crowley, J. S. (1996). Melatonin efficacy in aviation missions requiring rapid deployment and night operations (Reprint). USAARL Report No. 97-03.

Kirby, A. W., Comperatore, C. A., Arroyo, S., Clayton, M., Ferry, C., Blesser, K., Davis, H. (1996). Bedtime administration of melatonin to healthy females does not affect menstrual characteristics. USAARL Report No. 97 04.

Comperatore, C.A., Lieberman, H.L., Kirby, A.W., Adams, B., Crowley, J.S. (1996). Melatonin Efficacy in Aviation Mission Requiring Rapid Deployment and Night Operations. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. 67(6): 520-524.

Comperatore, C.A. (1994). Unit Specific Crew Rest Strategies: Phase I Evaluation of the1/212th Aviation Battalion During Shiftwork Transitions. U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Technical Report No. 94-3: 1-43.

Comperatore, C.A., Chiaramonte, J.A., Hess, G. (1993). Activity/rest Rhythms of Instructor and Rated Student Pilots During Rapid Transitions from Daytime to Nighttime Duty Hours at the Eastern Army Aviation Training Site. U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Technical Report No. 93-16:1-57.

Comperatore, C.A., Caldwell, J.A., Stephens, R.L., Chiaramonte, J. A., Pearson, J.Y., Trast, S.T., Mattingly, A. D. (1992). The Use of Electrophysiological and Cognitive Variables in the Assessment of Degradation During Periods of Sustained Wakefulness. U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Technical Report No. 93-5: 1-48.

Stephens, R.L., Caldwell, J.A., Comperatore, C.A., Pearson, J.Y., Delrie, A.M. (1992). "Effects of Terfenadine and Diphenhydramine on Brain Activity and Performance in a UH-60 Flight Simulator." U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Technical
Report No. 92-33: 1-56.

Comperatore, C.A., Caldwell, J.L., Caldwell, J.A. (1992). Strategies for Army Helicopter Pilots Transitioning to Nocturnal Work Schedules. Department of Defense Human Factors Engineering Group. (Published abstract)

McGee, T., Kraus, N., Comperatore, C.A., Nicol, T. (1991). Subcortical and Cortical Components of the MLR Generating System. Brain Research, 554:211-220.

Comperatore, C.A. and Krueger, G.P. (1990). Circadian Rhythms Desynchronosis, Jet Lag, Shift Lag, and Coping Strategies. Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, 4(2), 323-341.

Comperatore, C.A., Stephan, F.K. (1990). Effects of Vagotomy on Entrainment of Activity Rhythms to Food Access. Physiology and Behavior, 47: 671-678.

Kraus, N., McGee, T., Comperatore, C.A. (1989). MLRs in Children are Consistently Present During Wakefulness, Stage 1, and REM Sleep. Ear and Hearing, 10(6), 339-345.

Comperatore, C.A. (1993). Using Controlled Daylight Exposure and Sleep Timing in the
Prevention of Shift Lag During Night Operations. U.S. Army Aeromedical Research
Laboratory Technical Report No. 93-25: 1-29.

Comperatore, C.A., Kraus, N., Stark, C., McGee, T. (1989). Contributions of Subcortical Nuclei to the Generation of Middle Latency Components of the Auditory

Comperatore, C.A., and Stephan, F.K. (1987). Entrainment of Duodenal Activity to Periodic Feeding. Journal of Biological Rhythms. 2(3): 227-242.

Comperatore, C.A. (1987). Circadian Regulation of Gastrointestinal Physiology Under Conditions of Periodic Food Availability. Doctoral Dissertation, Florida State University.

Comperatore, C.A. (1984). Development of a Method to Determine the Audiogram of Guinea Pigs for Threshold Shift Studies. U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Technical Report No 84-4.

Honors and Awards

  • U.S. Department of Transportation Silver Medal Award – Individual Award 2001 USCG Research and Development Center New London, CT (2001)

Professional Organizations

2000-Present Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences