Expert Details

Expert in Human Factors, Ergonomics, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Industry

Expert ID: 736711 , USA

Request Expert

Expert heads one of the world's leading consultancy to the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. Expert is among the preeminent leaders in the healthcare human factors field. Expert has been an expert witness in the areas of ergonomics and human factors since 1993. Expert can assist with human factors, ergonomics, product based personal injury, accidents of all kinds (autos, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrian), user interface design or instructions, automation, web and application design, patent infringement, product claims, medical device liability or malpractice, software and product design liability, warnings, terms of use and more.

Expert is an Adjunct Professor in both the Industrial & Systems Engineering and the Department of Psychology and a founding faculty member of the graduate Human Factors/Ergonomics Program at a most prestigious university. He has taught courses on Human Cognition, Engineering Psychology and Human Factors, Ergonomics and has received numerous awards and recognitions in the fields of Human Factors and Ergonomics.

Expert was a former Principal Investigator for NASA and is now the co-chair and founder of the annual International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and is the Editor in Chief and founder of a Human Factors journal, on top of his consulting work. Expert has received nearly every award in the field, including awards for design, teaching, research, presenting, authoring, outreach, service, and impact.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, CA - Reno, NV - Orlando, FL

Request Expert

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1991 Degree: Ph. D. Subject: Human Factors and Ergonomics (AKA Engineering Psychology) Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Year: 1989 Degree: M.A. Subject: Human Factors and Ergonomics (AKA Engineering Psychology) Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Year: 1987 Degree: B.S. Subject: Experimental and Cognitive Psychology Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1993 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Founding Principal Department: Responsibilities: Has over 30 years of experience as a human factor professional and heads one of the longest-running, most successful and internationally recognized human factors consulting firms, established in 1993. The firm performs user interface design, instructional design, risk/hazard analyses, root cause analyses, user interface evaluation, usability testing, workplace/safety evaluations, and ergonomics services for clients all over the world. The firm has served over 1000 clients, ranging from the US and Foreign governments--through Industry giants and Fortune 100 companies--to inventors and start-ups. Selected past clients include Amazon, Apple, AT&T, BMW, Cisco, Epson, Ford, Fujitsu, Georgia-Pacific, Google, Hitachi, Intel, Jet Propulsion Lab, John Deere, Mercedes, NASA, Juniper Networks, Plantronics, ROKU, Samsung, TiVo, Toyota, Volvo, and the Wrigley Company. Over the past 15 years, Expert's firm has focused on healthcare human factors, becoming one of the world's leading consultancy to the medical device and pharmaceutical industry, helping clients improve usability and safety, and to obtain FDA approval. His firm has consulted to over 600 biotech, pharma, medical device, and healthcare organizations.
Years: 1993 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Adjunct Professor Department: Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Department of Psychology Responsibilities: Served as an Adjunct Professor in both the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering and the Department of Psychology. He is a founding faculty member of the graduate Human Factors/Ergonomics Program at a very prestigious university. This is now the largest graduate program of its kind in the United States and is ranked #3 among similar programs. In his 28-year role as a Human Factors and Ergonomics professor, he has taught courses on, among other subjects, Human Cognition, Engineering Psychology and Human Factors, User Research Methods & Usability Testing, Cognitive Engineering, Human Factors Research Methods, and Ergonomics.
Years: 1991 to 1995 Employer: NASA Ames Research Center Title: Principal Scientist Department: Human Factors Division - Aerospace Responsibilities: Conducted research on pilot-vehicle interfaces and issues of pilot attention, workload and perception.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, Fellows Selection Committee, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
-Forensics Professionals Technical Group
-Healthcare Technical Group
-Product Design Technical Group
Association of Aviation Psychologists (AAP)
American Psychological Association (APA), Division 21
American Psychological Society (APS)
Society of Human Performance in Extreme Environments (HPEE)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Society for Information Display (SID)
BayCHI
Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA)
Board of Certified Ergonomics Professionals (BCPE)
Licenses / Certifications
Board Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)
Certificate, Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS)
Professional Appointments
APPOINTED OR ELECTED:
Founder and Editor in Chief, Human Factors in Healthcare, Elsevier Publishing
Editor, In Practice, A Quarterly Column in Ergonomics in Design
Head, IEA Fellows Selection Committee, Human Factors, and Ergonomics Society
President, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (the largest organization of Human Factors Professionals)
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, The ErgoX Conference
Founder and Co-Chair, International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care
Editor, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care,

- Recently elected as Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), one of only 134 people to ever achieve that designation.

ADVISORY BOARDS
Advisory Board Member, Jinfinity Precision Medicine
Advisory Board Member, WingoCase - Ambulant Inc.
Advisory Board Member, Master of Science in Health Technology Graduate Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

**Extensive list available upon request.
Awards / Recognition
- Arnold M. Small President’s Distinguished Service Award, from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. This award recognizes individuals whose career-long contributions have brought honor to the profession and the Society.
- The Ergonomist Practitioner of the Year Award, from the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics.
- Winner of the User-Centered Design Award, from the Product Design Technical Group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) and was designated the Outstanding Lecturer of the Year, from the Davidson College of Engineering, San Jose State University.
- Keith Hansen Professional Outreach Award, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. This award recognizes members and nonmembers who engage in significant activities that broaden awareness of the existence of the human factors/ergonomics profession and the benefits it brings to humankind.
- Inaugural Award Winner, Ergonomist Practitioner of the Year, Presented by the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics. The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) initiated the annual award to recognize colleagues who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the practice of ergonomics through their professional lifetime achievements and/or specific
implementation projects.

**Extensive list available upon request.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published and presented extensively on the science and application of human factors to fields such as healthcare, aviation, and consumer products.

Patents: 5
Refereed Journals / Books: 30
Conference Presentations/Proceedings (selected):121

**Extensive list available upon request.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
In his expert witness work, he routinely addresses issues of perception, conspicuity, attention, visual scanning, response time and PRT, decision making, root cause analyses, risk perception, instructions, signage, warnings, alarms, user interfaces, terms of use/notice and more.
Training / Seminars
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Undergraduate Courses Taught:
-Human Cognition
-Introduction to Experimental Psychology
-Introduction to Human Factors

Graduate Courses Taught:
-Professional Ergonomics Seminar
-User Research and Usability Testing
-Advanced Seminar in Human Factors
-Cognitive Engineering
-Introduction to Ergonomics
-Human Factors Experiments
-Research Methods
-Design for the Disabled

Fields of Expertise

Request Expert

Dev Tool:

Request: expert/human-factors-ergonomics-medical-device-and-pharmaceutical-industry
Matched Rewrite Rule: expert/([^/]+)(?:/([0-9]+))?/?$
Matched Rewrite Query: experts=human-factors-ergonomics-medical-device-and-pharmaceutical-industry&page=
Loaded Template: single-experts.php