Expert Qualifications

This human factors psychologist has nearly 30 years of experience as a safety analysis professional. She began her career as a Human Factors Psychologist with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and she currently owns and operates a firm that examines the design, instructions and warnings of consumer products. She conducts training for manufacturers on issues such as anticipating product hazards, consumer behavior, motivation & perceptions, foreseeable interactions with consumer products, etc. She earned her B.A. from George Washington University and her Master's/Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the same institution. Her career has specialized in the safety of products regulated by the CPSC and the Food and Drug Administration. She is the recipient of numerous professional awards including the A.R. Lauer Safety Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the Chairman's Commendation Award from CPSC.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: MD
  • B.A., George Washington University
  • M.Phil, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, George Washington University
  • Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, George Washington University
  • Member & Past President, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization
  • Member, Consumer Advisory Council, Underwriters Laboratories
  • Member & Vice Chair of the F15 Executive Committee, ATSM
  • Member & Subcommittee Co-Chair, Liquid Laundry Packets, ASTM
  • Oversight Committee, Window Blind Subcommitee, ANSI
  • Member, Human Factor and Ergonomics Society
  • Co-Author, 30+ Publications
  • Former, Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer, George Washington University
  • Former, Senior Engineering Psychologist in the Division of Human Factors, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Current, CEO and Proprietor, an Independent Safety Analysis Firm

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