Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2011
  • M.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2007
  • Sc.B., Cognitive Neuroscience, Brown University, 2002
  • B.S., Cognitive Neuroscience, Brown University, 2002
Additional Education & Training
  • Human Factors for Medical Devices training program, AAMI University, 2017

Dr. Cherne helps improve usability and use-related safety and efficacy of products, including medical devices and combination products, through the application of human factors research. She employs methods across a product's lifecycle, from design management activities to post-market usability troubleshooting. 

Dr. Cherne is experienced in formative research that iteratively shapes a product's design, labeling, and packaging, and in human factors validation research for inclusion in regulatory submissions. She develops and formalizes human factors activities relevant to design management, including establishing a product's users, uses, and use environments; constructing use-related risk analysis; determining known use errors; evaluating design usability via expert review; and formatting human factors activities for submission to regulatory bodies (e.g., FDA). Dr. Cherne leverages her 20 years of experience conducting research on factors that shape human behavior, including visual attention, associative memory, habit development, cognitive control, and information processing.