Advisory Board

Mark S. Smith, MDMark S. Smith, MD

Director, MedStar Institute for Innovation
Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine
Georgetown University

Neil J. Weissman, MDNeil J. Weissman, MD

President, MedStar Health Research Institute
Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University

David Mayer, MDDavid Mayer, MD

Vice President
Quality and Safety
MedStar Health

Ann M. Bisantz, PhDAnn M. Bisantz, PhD

Professor and Chair
Industrial and Systems Engineering
University at Buffalo

Deborah A. Boehm-Davis, PhDDeborah A. Boehm-Davis, PhD

Professor and Dean
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
George Mason University

Stan Caplan, MS, CHFPStan Caplan, MS, CHFP

President and Principal
Usability Associates, LLC
Rochester, NY

Brian M. Kleiner, PhDBrian M. Kleiner, PhD

Bogle Professor Fellow of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Director, Myers Lawson School of Construction
Virginia Tech

Robert Wears, MD, MS, PhDRobert Wears, MD, MS, PhD

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Florida
Visiting Professor, Clinical Safety Research Unit
Imperial College London

David Woods, PhDDavid Woods, PhD

Director, Center for Complexity in Natural, Social and Engineered Systems
Professor, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering
The Ohio State University

John Wreathall, M.Sc.John Wreathall, M.Sc.

President and CEO, John Wreathall & Co., Inc.
Managing Partner, The WreathWood Group

In Memory and Appreciation of Advisory Board Member

Ben-Tzion Karsh, PhDBen-Tzion Karsh, PhD

The National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare lost an advocate and Advisory Board member when Ben-Tzion Karsh passed away on August 18, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Karsh, who was Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a member of our Advisory Board since the start, had an unprecedented influence on healthcare, and was a pioneer in healthcare human factors. Bentzi had a truly exceptional mind, but most of all he was a kind person and an exceptionally effective mentor. Dr. Karsh will be remembered as an influential Advisory Board member who helped shape this center from the beginning, and served as an important career mentor to key members of our group.