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Raj M. Ratwani

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Raj M. 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 Decision Making.

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 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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