Academic Appointments


  • Sr Research Engineer, Mechanical Engineering

Administrative Appointments


  • Executive Director, Healthcare Design Research, Stanford Center for Design Research (2013 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Postdoc, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Stanford University, Medicine (PCOR) (2013)
  • Ph.D., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering with a doctoral minor in Management Science & Engineering (MS&E) (2011)
  • M.S., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering (Design, Biomechanics) (2001)
  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering (major) with Pre-Medical and Theater Arts concentrations (1998)

All Publications


  • Hands-Free Image Capture, Data Tagging and Transfer Using Google Glass: A Pilot Study for Improved Wound Care Management PLOS ONE Aldaz, G., Shluzas, L. A., Pickham, D., Eris, O., Sadler, J., Joshi, S., Leifer, L. 2015; 10 (4)

    View details for DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0121179

    View details for Web of Science ID 000353331500009

    View details for PubMedID 25902061

  • The insight-value-perception (iVP) model for user-centered design TECHNOVATION Shluzas, L. M., Leifer, L. J. 2014; 34 (11): 649-662
  • PHYSICIAN-DEVELOPER INTERACTION IN MEDICAL DEVICE DESIGN 5th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference and Exposition Shluzas, L. A., Leifer, L. J. AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. 2010: 45–46
  • Stage-Gate Process for the Development of Medical Devices JOURNAL OF MEDICAL DEVICES-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME Pietzsch, J. B., Shluzas, L. A., Pate-Cornell, M. E., Yock, P. G., Linehan, J. H. 2009; 3 (2)

    View details for DOI 10.1115/1.3148836

    View details for Web of Science ID 000283763700004

  • THE ITERATIVE NATURE OF MEDICAL DEVICE DESIGN 17th International Conference on Engineering Design Shluzas, L. A., Pietzsch, J. B., Pate-Cornell, M. E., Yock, P. G., Linehan, J. H. DESIGN SOCIETY. 2009: 85–96