Andrea Dwyer is an Associate Research Director with Emergo by UL’s HFR&D team. She has been with the team since 2010. A board-certified human factors professional, Andrea leads and oversees research activities required to meet regulators’ expectations for applying human factors engineering (HFE) during medical device development. She composes HFE project plans and helps medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers develop key HFE documents for their design history files, including authoritative HFE reports and comprehensive use-related risk analyses. She frequently conducts workshops and advises clients on how to implement HFE in the medical device development process. Andrea is co-author of Medical Device Use Error – Root Cause Analysis. She holds a B.S. in Human Factors and an M.S. in Engineering Management, both from Tufts University.