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Lawrence Wolpert, PhD

Director, Usability Services

Dr. Wolpert serves as the director of the Human Factors Center’s Usability Services, providing usability evaluations of medical devices, health IT, and healthcare processes for both MedStar Health entities and commercial clients. With an extensive background in human factors engineering and human-systems integration, he has spent most of his career managing and conducting large-scale research and development efforts within the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Wolpert obtained his PhD from The Ohio State University in experimental psychology. Prior to that he served as a combat medic in the Israeli Defense Forces, and as an Officer for Human Factors in the Israeli Ministry of Defense, Research and Development branch.