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Dr. David M. Neyens

neyens2.jpg Associate Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering
Department of Bioengineering
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. Dr. Neyens and his students use sophisticated analytical models to quantify human behavior and performance in complex systems and situations. He is particularly interested in understanding the effects of technology on human behavior, performance, and overall system effectiveness.

Selected Publications

Joseph, A., Neyens, D., Mihandoust, S., Taaffe, K., Allison, D., Prabhu, V., & Reeves, S. (2021). Impact of Surgical Table Orientation on Flow Disruptions and Movement Patterns during Pediatric Outpatient Surgeries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(15), 8114.

Jurewicz, K. A., Neyens, D. M., Catchpole, K., Joseph, A., Reeves, S. T., & Abernathy, J. H. (2021). Observational study of anaesthesia workflow to evaluate physical workspace design and layout. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 126(3), 633–641.

Catchpole, K., Abernathy, J., Neyens, D., & Sutcliffe, K. (2020). Understanding the limitations of incident reporting in medication errors. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 125(4), e343–e344.

Yin, R., & Neyens, D. M. (2020). Online Health Resource Use by Individuals With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Analysis Using the National Health Interview Survey. J Med Internet Res, 22(9), e15352.

Leigher, D., Kemppainen, P., & Neyens, D. M. (2020). Skin Preparation and Electrode Replacement to Reduce Alarm Fatigue in a Community Hospital Intensive Care Unit. American Journal of Critical Care, 29(5), 390–395.

Neyens, D. M., Bayramzadeh, S., Catchpole, K., Joseph, A., Taaffe, K., Jurewicz, K., Khoshkenar, A., & San, D. (2019). Using a systems approach to evaluate a circulating nurse’s work patterns and workflow disruptions. Applied Ergonomics, 78, 293–300.

Bayramzadeh, S., Joseph, A., San, D., Khoshkenar, A., Taaffe, K., Jafarifiroozabadi, R., & Neyens, D. M. (2018). The Impact of Operating Room Layout on Circulating Nurse’s Work Patterns and Flow Disruptions: A Behavioral Mapping Study. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 11(3), 124–138.

Catchpole, K., Neyens, D. M., Abernathy, J., Allison, D., Joseph, A., & Reeves, S. T. (2017). Framework for direct observation of performance and safety in healthcare. BMJ Quality & Safety, 26(12), 1015–1021.

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)