Emily S. Patterson
Dr. Patterson received her PhD in industrial and systems engineering in 1999, specializing in human factors engineering. She was a co-author of several influential NIST technical reports advancing the usability of health information technology, including the summative usability testing standard for electronic health records, NIST 7804, which was published cooperatively with the FDA. She has served as the principal investigator on federally funded grants and contracts for NIST, AHRQ, the VA, the military, and the National Patient Safety Foundation. She has served as an advisor to The Joint Commission, the National Board of Medical Examiners, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and ECRI. She serves as Associate Editor for healthcare in the Human Factors Journal and has extensively published (h-index 41 on Google Scholar). She has led numerous formative usability tests at the VA, which led to software changes to enhance usability and patient safety. She is the certificate director and lead educator for an OSU four-class undergraduate and graduate certificate “Usability and User Experience in Healthcare.”