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Dr. David M. Neyens

Dr. David NeyensAssistant Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering
264 Freeman Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0920

Phone: (864) 656-4719
Fax: (864) 656-0795

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BS Industrial Engineering
University of Iowa, 2005

MS Industrial Engineering
University of Iowa, 2006

MPH (focus in Ergonomics)
University of Iowa, 2008

PhD Industrial Engineering
University of Iowa, 2010

Research Areas

Dr. David Neyens’ primary research interest focuses on human factors application in health care and transportation. Dr. Neyens and his students use sophisticated analytical models to quantify operators’ behavior and performance in complex systems and situations. He is particularly interested in understanding the effects of technology on operator's behavior, performance, and overall system effectiveness.

Selected Publications

Jurewicz, K., & D.M. Neyens (2017) Mapping 3D Gestural Inputs to Traditional Touchscreen Interface Designs within the Context of Anesthesiology. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 61th Annual Meeting. Austin, TX.  (2nd Place, Best Student Paper, Health Care Technical Group).

Alfred, M.C., D.M. Neyens, & A. Gramopadhye (2017) Learning in Simulated Environments: A Comparison to Learning in a Physical Environments Using Video Data Analysis. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 61th Annual Meeting. Austin, TX.

Catchpole, K., D.M. Neyens, J. Abernathy, S. Reeves, D. Allison, A. Joseph & RIPCHD.OR Study Group (2017) Towards a Methodological Framework for Direct Observation of Performance and Safety in Healthcare. BMJ Quality and Safety. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2016-006407

Shen, S. & D.M. Neyens. (2017) Assessing drivers’ performance in conjunction with non-driving task during automated driver support system failures. Journal of Safety Research 61(1) 149-155. doi:10.1016/j.jsr.2017.02.009

Neyens, D.M., & A.K. Childers (2017) Barriers and facilitators for willingness to use a personal health information management (PHIM) system within a worksite wellness program (WWP). American Journal of Health Promotion. 31(4) DOI:10.4278/ajhp.140514-QUAN-204

Robinson, S.N, D.M. Neyens, T. Diller. (2016) Applied use of safety event occurrence control charts of harm and non-harm events: a case study. American Journal of Medical Quality. 32(3) 285–291. doi:10.1177/1062860616646197

Puro, S., S. Shen, D.M. Neyens. (2016) Factors affecting the hospital length of stay for individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury associated with motor vehicle crashes in South Carolina. Transportation Research Record. 2601. 84-89. 

Hobbs, M.A. S.N. Robinson, D.M. Neyens, C. Steed. (2016) The effect of visitor characteristics and alcohol-based hand sanitation station placement on visitor utilization rates within a hospital entrance. American Journal of Infection Control. 44(3) 258–262.

Courses Taught

IE 2100: Design and Analysis of Work Systems
IE 3610: Industrial Applications of Probability and Statistics II
IE 4300/6300: Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare
IE 4870: Industrial Safety
IE 8000: Design and Analysis of Human-Machine Systems
IE 8570: Health, Safety and the Environment

Professional Affiliations

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
American Statistical Association (ASA)