Raj Ratwani, PhD, one of the first researchers and applied engineering experts to conduct real-time error prediction in humans, is the Center Director at National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare. In addition, he is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Georgetown University. As a researcher, Dr. Ratwani focuses on the cognitive and perceptual processes underlying behavior. He is known for his research in predicting and preventing human error, task interruption and resumption, supervisory control and visual perception.
Dr. Ratwani has experience applying human factors engineering to the work environment in both the public and private sectors, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Naval Research Laboratory. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the Fleishman award for his work in applied experimental psychology, the Alan Berman research publication award and the Cognitive Science Society's Applied Computational Cognitive Modeling prize. He holds memberships in the American Psychological Association, the Cognitive Science Society and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Dr. Ratwani earned a PhD in human factors/applied cognition (Psychology) from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and completed a National Research Council post-doctoral fellowship at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.