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Our research team focuses on leveraging theory to conduct applied research that addresses critical safety problems in healthcare. With unparalleled access to a 10-hospital healthcare system, a diverse range of clinical expertise, and expertise in human factors, applied cognition, and safety engineering we are the nation's innovative leader in human factors and healthcare research.


We provide customized usability consultations and testing throughout the product development process. Through MedStar Health, our usability experts have direct access to healthcare domain specialists and end users in a wide array of clinical settings and use environments.




Whether you are a healthcare organization looking for an objective hazard analysis, a medical device manufacturer in need of an FDA 510(k) human factors evaluation, or a professional organization simply looking for a human factors consult, our team has the expertise to assist.


Are you interested in learning more about human factors within your daily life or applied to your healthcare environment? We offer education opportunities for clinicians, medical students and trainees interested in human factors as well as human factors experts interested in healthcare.