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Faculty Scholar Joel Greenstein, Ph.D., CPE at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Joel Greenstein, Ph.D., CPE

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering
College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

Contact: 864-656-5649 or

Who is Dr. Greenstein?

Joel Greenstein is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering. His research focuses on user-centered design, human-computer interaction, computer-supported collaborative work and knowledge management, and human factors. His degrees are in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on product and system design from the University of Illinois at Chicago (B.S.), Stanford University (M.S.), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ph.D.).

For more information, see his Department Profile and Human Computer Systems Lab Website.

How Dr. Greenstein’s research is transforming health care

As part of an NSF grant, Joel is working with Larry Fredendall and Kevin Taaffe to improve patient flow in perioperative services at Greenville Health System by developing information technology to ease the process of documentation and facilitate coordination between various units at the hospital. He is also working on a project with Rae Cho for the GHS Management Engineering and Project Management Office to develop customized Lean Six Sigma instructional materials. In 2009-2010, he worked with the GHS Pharmacy on a project to map the processes and identify the potential errors involved in oral anti-coagulation therapy. He has also conducted research on the following health care applications:

  • Design of effective web-based public reports of healthcare quality for consumer use
  • Design of interfaces to engage patients in the process of providing informed consent
  • Design of a cognitive aid to present information on reversible causes of pulseless in-hospital cardiac arrest (with Matt McEvoy, Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Hospital)

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Health Research Expertise Keywords

Industrial Engineering, Human Factors, User-Centered Design, Computers, Mobile Technology