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Leah Swanson
Biography
Leah Swanson is a Senior Principal Human Factors Engineer at Baxter Healthcare. She currently supports the Renal Care business, working to develop innovative solutions in response to unmet acute and chronic renal user needs and sustain existing acute and chronic therapy systems. Prior to her current role, she supported a variety of therapies and devices throughout the product lifecycle, specifically managing the user experience for acute dialysis devices and software and web-based platforms for critical business programs. Prior to the medical device industry, Leah worked for the Department of Defense, designing and developing flight display systems for manned and unmanned aerial systems for NASA and the Air Force Research Laboratory. In addition, she led and managed research programs focused on adapting training and learning solutions for the warfighter. Leah holds a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S. in Human Factors from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.