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Christopher Nemeth MD

Christopher Nemeth, MD, studies human performance in complex high hazard environments as a research associate (assistant professor) at The University of Chicago‘s Cognitive Technologies Laboratory.

Nemeth's recent research interests include technical work in complex high stakes settings, research methods in individual and distributed cognition, and understanding how information technology erodes or enhances system resilience. His design and human factors consulting practice and his corporate career have encompassed a variety of application areas, including health care, transportation and manufacturing.

As a consultant, Nemeth has provided human factors research, product development, and expert witness services. His academic career has included adjunct positions with Northwestern University’s McCormick College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Associate Professor), and Illinois Institute of Technology. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2001 at the rank of Captain after a 30-year active duty and reserve career. His book on human factors research methods, Human Factors Methods for Design, is now available from Taylor and Francis/CRC Press.
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April 20 2007