Faculty Scholars


David Neyens, Ph.D., MPH

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

Contact: 864-656-4719 or jdneyens@clemson.edu

Who is Dr. Neyens?

David Neyens is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering. His research interests include assessing patient safety and human factors in healthcare applications that lead to more effective and safe experiences for patients. His research centers on human factors in complex health sociotechnical 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.

For more information, see his college profile.

How Dr. Neyens’ research is transforming health care

Neyens is completing several projects with clinical partners at Prisma Health and MUSC. These projects have centered around process, practice, technology and task issues that can lead to patient safety events or inefficiencies in the delivery of safe and effective care. Additionally, he is working on projects related to the design and usability of EHR patient portals and chatbots for clinical information

Health Research Expertise Keywords

Industrial engineering, human factors engineering, patient safety, anesthesia, quality improvement, lean, six sigma, statistics