STEPHEN B. WILCOX, Ph.D., FIDSA
Principal and Founder
Stephen B. Wilcox is a principal and the founder of Design Science (Philadelphia), a 25-person firm that provides human factors and related consulting services for product development. He is a member of IDSA’s Academy of Fellows and has been a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society for many years. He has served as a VP and member of IDSA’s board of directors and was chair for several years of IDSA’s Human Factors Professional Interest Section.
Dr. Wilcox holds a bachelor’s in psychology and anthropology from Tulane University, a doctorate in experimental psychology from Penn State and a certificate in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has published more than 65 articles and book chapters, including forthcoming articles in the AAMI journal, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology and in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology .
He serves on the Human Factors Engineering Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, the Advisory Board of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, and the Editorial Board of Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, for whom he has served several times as a judge for the Medical Device Excellence Awards. Dr. Wilcox was the Co-Chair of the Include 09 Conference on Inclusive Design at the Royal College of Art in London, and he is one of the organizers of the upcoming Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care (March, 2012), sponsored by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. He is also the co-author of the Taylor and Francis monograph, Designing Usability into Medical Products (2005).
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