Michael Rakauskas
Michael (Mick) Rakauskas has been using Human Factors techniques to improve safety and user experiences for over 20 years. Mick is currently at AbbVie where he ensures sound human factors principles are implemented through established user experience design practices all while looking for opportunities innovate user-focused solutions. Both at AbbVie and previously at Baxter Healthcare he has represented human factors best practices (including IEC & FDA Human Factors standards and guidance) on teams developing electromechanical infusion devices, disposable containers, combination products, and software for HCPs and patient users. Prior to Baxter, Mick led research efforts at the HumanFIRST Program at the Center for Transportation Studies, focusing on improving transportation safety with intelligent transportation systems and reducing driver impairment. His background is in human factors and cognitive behavior with a PhD in Cognitive and Biological Psychology from the University of Minnesota, an MS in Human Factors and Applied Psychology from Clemson University, and a BA in Psychology from Miami University.