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David Neyens

David Neyens is an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering. His research interests include assessing patient safety and quality improvement projects that lead to more effective and safe experiences for patients. His research centers on human factors in complex health systems and how operators and individuals use systems and technologies in a safe and efficient manner to result in process and performance improvements. He works to evaluate and model decision making in complex health care systems with uncertain outcomes. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial engineering at the University of Iowa. He also received an M.P.H. with a focus in ergonomics from the University of Iowa's Department of Occupational and Environmental Health. David is completing several projects with quality management at GHS. These projects have research components and also quality improvement projects geared towards achieving GHS quality benchmarks. As a scholar within the Institute for the Advancement of Health Care (IAHC), he is expanding the relationship between IAHC with the Department of Industrial Engineering at Clemson and the Quality Management Department at GHS. In addition to working on research and quality improvement projects, David has developed and is managing the Quality and Patient Safety Internship Program at GHS for undergraduate and graduate students.


David Neyens, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering