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Rana Balci-Sinha

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Director, Human Factors Division

Rana Balci-Sinha serves as Director of Human Factors Division at CPSC. She worked as human factors engineer at CPSC for seven years before being appointed to her current position in 2016. In her previous role, Rana managed rulemaking projects, worked on product recall effectiveness and served as human factors lead for various consumer products including hand-held carriers, strollers, baby monitors, window coverings, portable fireplaces and clothes dryers. Before joining CPSC, Rana was a staff human factors engineer at Delphi Corporation. She worked on the design and development of automotive components, consumer electronics, and medical devices; vehicle safety, and industrial ergonomics. Rana received her Ph.D. in Engineering Science with Human Factors concentration, from Louisiana State University. She has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering, and M.S. in Organization and Business Policy. She teaches usability engineering at UMBC as adjunct faculty member. She holds four patents. She is a board certified human factors professional.