Senior Research Scientist
Kristen Miller, DrPH, CPPS is a Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare at MedStar Health. Kristen is a clinically oriented human factors researcher focusing on medical decision making and behavior, informatics, and the assessment of medical interventions and practices with an emphasis on usability, human error, and patient safety. Her portfolio includes federally funded work from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Her experience spans three public health degrees, a post-doctorate, and experience with the Armstrong Institute and the Department of Veterans Affairs. She has dedicated her career to healthcare human factors, focusing on occupational challenges for healthcare providers and novel approaches to improving patient safety and quality. Kristen is an influential promoter of programs that further the career of female professionals in research and public health and is actively involved in the community through service with the United Way and the Women’s Leadership Council. She played intercollegiate lacrosse at Johns Hopkins and currently plays in the United Women’s Hockey League. She will often be found hiking with her two German Shepherd mixed breeds Parker and Boone.