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Dr. David M. Neyens

neyens2.jpg Associate Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering
124 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, K. Catchpole, S.T. Reeves. (2018, to appear) Developing a 3D gestural interface for anesthesia-related human-computer interaction tasks using both experts and novices. Human Factors.

Neyens, D.M., Bayramzadeh, S., K. Catchpole, A. Joseph, K. Taaffe, K. Jurewicz, A. Khoshkenar, D. San & RIPCHD.OR Study Group (2018) Using a systems approach to evaluate a circulating nurse's work patterns and workflow disruptions. Applied Ergonomics. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2018.03.017

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

Shen, S. & D.M. Neyens (2017) Factors affecting teen drivers’ crash-related length of stay in the hospital. Journal of Transport and Health. 4(1). 162-170. DOI:10.1016/j.jth.2016.12.005

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

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. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2015.10.041

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)