Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Joel Mumma, PhD

Joel received his PhD in Engineering Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2019.  He is the Research Director of the Healthcare Human Factors Lab, an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and has an adjunct faculty appointment in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. His research focuses on the role of human behavior in the prevention and control of infectious diseases and the factors shaping those behaviors using high-fidelity simulations of clinical activities and viral surrogates. Understanding these factors informs interventions (e.g., training or workflow redesign) to improve the safety and efficiency of patient care. Currently, he has work sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.