Kossack, MS

Research Director

Merrick has been practicing human factors engineering for over 25 years, primarily working with complex medical systems. His areas of expertise include integrating human factors engineering into established design and development processes, conducting complex usability studies, and advising on human factors strategy to satisfy regulatory needs. Merrick has been a regular contributor to the Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Human Factors Engineering committee responsible for work on today’s relevant human factors industry standards. Merrick also taught human factors in medical device development at the University of California-Santa Cruz and is currently a member of AAMI’s faculty teaching their Human Factors for Medical Devices course. He received an M.S. degree in Human-Machine Systems Research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois.