Raj Ratwani

Director, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, MedStar Institute for Innovation

Raj Ratwani, PhD, is the Director of MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, part of the MedStar Institute for Innovation, and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University’s School of Medicine. His research career is focused on improving the safety, efficiency, and quality of healthcare through the application of human factors and applied psychology. He holds a doctoral degree in human factors and was a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in the Artificial Intelligence section.

Dr. Ratwani has authored over fifty peer-reviewed publications and his work has been published in JAMA, Health Affairs, and other high impact factor journals. His research on health information technology has been covered by Politico, featured in the cover story of Fortune, and has appeared in numerous other media outlets. His work has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), The Pew Charitable Trusts, and several other agencies and foundations.

In addition to his research he has focused on optimizing health information technology for frontline clinicians and advises on safety and technology policies. He is currently an appointed member of the 21st Century Cures Act Health Information Technology Advisory Committee and has testified in front of the U.S Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.