Marc Egeth

Marc Egeth, Ph.D.

Managing Scientist
Human Factors
Philadelphia
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Dr. Egeth has over 20 years of experience in behavioral sciences research including basic experimental psychology as well as formative and summative human factors testing of user interfaces. He has published on his industry-based research with diabetes products, formative and validation testing of medical devices, simulated use of combination products in emergency situations, font sizes in human factors standards, and international human factors study conduct and logistics. Some of the interfaces he has worked on include brain-computer interfaces for communicating with completely paralyzed (locked-in patients), an underwater keyboard for dolphins, in-development science museum kiosks, and perioperative status boards at a children’s hospital. For the last 10 years he has focused on risk-based medical device and combination product usability research.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Egeth was a Senior Director at Core Human Factors, Inc., a company offering custom research, Instructions for Use development, IRB services, and regulatory guidance for small and large companies developing medical devices and combination products for FDA and CE mark submissions. Such research includes competitive evaluation testing, contextual inquiry, formative usability testing, international user research, labeling comprehension studies, summative or validation usability testing, self-selection studies, and threshold analysis to help companies compare new generic or biosimilar products to existing references listed drugs (RLDs). Before that, Dr. Egeth was privileged to be immersed in various forms of user interface research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Franklin Institute Science Museum, and EPCOT at Disney World.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2000
  • APA Science Directorate Dissertation Award, 2004

Publications

Yale, J.F., Dulude, H., Egeth, M., Piché, C.A., Lafontaine, M., Carballo, D., Margolies, R., Dissinger, E., Shames, A.R., Kaplowitz, N. and Zhang, M.X., 2017. Faster use and fewer failures with needle-free nasal glucagon versus injectable glucagon in severe hypoglycemia rescue: a simulation study. Diabetes technology & therapeutics, 19(7), pp.423-432.

Egeth, M., Johnstone, S. and McGahern, P., 2016. Injecting Human Factors Engineering/Usability Engineering into Injectable Device Design. OnDrugDelivery 67, 56-59.

Margolies, R., Gurnaney, H., Egeth, M., Fink, N., Soosaar, J., Shames, A. and Rehman, M., 2015. Positioning patient status monitors in a family waiting room. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 8(2), pp.103-109.

Prior Experience

Senior Director / Director of Research / Research Associate, Core Human Factors, 2012-2020

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2011

Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Neuroradiology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2007-2009 

Professional Affiliations

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)

Project Experience

Led multinational study comparing autoinjector preferences in rheumatoid arthritis.

Optimized visual displays of patient status at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Developed user interfaces for completely paralyzed (“locked-in”) children and adults.

Additional Information

Peer Reviewer

Brain and Cognition

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

Perception

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2000
  • APA Science Directorate Dissertation Award, 2004