Christopher Bonk
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Christopher Bonk, MSN, RN CNL

Research Scientist and Clinical Human Factors

Mr. Bonk is a Research Scientist and Clinical Human Factors Specialist at the MedStar National Center of Human Factors in Healthcare. He holds master’s degrees in clinical nursing and human-computer interaction, from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and the University of Maryland at College Park. He has a unique background in clinical nursing, nursing leadership, clinical research and UX/UI research and design. He also has experience in data analysis and the construction of visualizations from large datasets using a variety of design software applications and tools and clinical review of patient safety events. He currently supports multiple projects spanning clinical and usability aspects for both patients and providers including Dr. Ratwani's Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority contract and Oregon Health & Science University grant to review patient safety events for unique areas of intervention.

Additionally, Mr. Bonk works with Dr. Hettinger's Clark Foundation grant to assist with the development of electronic health record tools to increase patient safety among expectant mothers. He also assists with Dr. Miller's Clinical Decision Support (CDS) for Chronic Pain Management contract funded by AHRQ to evaluate the clinical decision support tool for 508 compliance. Prior to joining the Human Factors research team, he worked clinically as an emergency room bedside nurse and was a founding member of the Unit Practice Council to increase patient and staff satisfaction. He also completed a human-computer interaction capstone project with the Library of Congress as a student at the University of Maryland, college park, where he co-led a re-design of their Constitution Annotated mobile and web facing application. Mr. Bonk has his certification as Clinical Nurse Leader and sits as a member of the MedStar Health Human Factors Safety Core Team.