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Ratwani, Ph.D., one of the first researchers and applied
engineering experts to conduct real-time error prediction in
humans, is a Senior Human Factors Research Scientist at the
MedStar National Center for Human Factors Engineering in
Healthcare, Washington, D.C. In addition, he is an adjunct
faculty member at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. 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 years of experience in applied human factors
engineering and cognitive research in the fields of aviation and
defense and is now applying his theories of human cognitive
processes to improve healthcare delivery. In addition to his deep
understanding of cognitive theories, Dr. Ratwani has a strong
background in statistical modeling and is adept in creatively
using new technologies to advance his work. He is proficient in
quantitative analysis and observational methods, using a wide
array of technologies, including eye tracking systems and
advanced data visualization tools.
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 published more than 25
peer-reviewed publications and is a consulting editor for the
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. He also
serves as a reviewer for several journals, including Human
Factors, the International Journal of Human-Computer
Studies and the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and
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
Dr. Ratwani earned a Ph.D. 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.
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