Dr. Larry Kessler, investigator at the Center for Dialysis Innovation.

Larry Kessler, ScD
(Human Factors Engineering, & CDI Director of Regulatory Oversight)

Larry Kessler is the UW Center for Dialysis Innovation Director of Regulatory Oversight, and Professor in the UW Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health. He has over 30 years of experience in health services research. He came to the University of Washington from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where he served as the director of both the Office of Surveillance and Biometrics and the Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Dr. Kessler’s work in cancer surveillance with the Applied Research Branch at NCI substantially changed the way in which cancer surveillance is performed, with the addition of the Cancer supplements to the National Health Interview Survey, the SEER-Medicare data system, and the Breast Cancer Screening Consortium and the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. He has an extensive research record in applied health services research with special work in regulatory knowledge of medical products and use of technologies in medical care. In addition to his role in regulatory oversight for the CDI, he co-leads the human factors research team.

Research Interests:

  • Cost-effectiveness and diagnostic value of medical technology in screening for cancer and other diseases

Education & Training: Sc.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1978 (Health Services Admin)
B.S., Boston University, 1973 (Mathematics)

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