Center Overview

Read the MedStar Human Factors Center Overview for the most recent summary of our work.


The Center is internationally recognized for our high impact applied research. We take a collaborative approach to research and have worked with federal agencies, medical associations, foundations, universities, and industry partners. Review the “What We Do” page for an overview of our research methodology.

Our Expertise in Action

The Center has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal publications in top-tier journals such as JAMA, JAMA Pediatrics, and Health Affairs. See a list of our top publications here.

Publication Focus Areas: Technology: 4, Radiology: 5, Simulation: 1, Engineering: 2, Geriatrics: 1, Surgery: 4, Human Factors: 9, General: 2, Hospital Medicine: 2, Infection Control: 2, Diabetes: 1, Pediatrics: 3, Health Environments: 1, Quality and Safety: 12, Oncology: 1, Pharmacy: 2, Nursing: 5, Primary Care: 1, Informatics: 24, Critical Care: 2, and Emergency Medicine: 32

Research Excellence and R01 Awards

Research Project Grant (R01) awards from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are among the most prestigious grant mechanisms. Our top leaders are the principal investigators (PIs) on three Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded R01s that focus on improving the safety of electronic medication administration records, usability and safety guidelines for health information technology, and technology to support emergency department communication, as well as a National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)-funded R01 on developing effective clinical decision support. Read overviews of our R01 awards and other high impact research grants here.

For more information about our research work or to explore possible collaboration opportunities, please contact us at [email protected].