Michael Prietula

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  • Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management
  • Phone: (404) 727-8761
  • Fax: (404) 727-6313

Mailing Address:

1300 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322


Michael J. Prietula (PhD, MPH) is Professor in the Goizueta Business School and a senior faculty member in Emory's Center for Neuropolicy. Dr. Prietula holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems, with minors in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Florida. Michael worked as a research scientist at Honeywell's Systems Research and Development Center, and has been on the faculties of Dartmouth College, Carnegie Mellon University and was department chair at the Johns Hopkins University where also held an adjunct appointment in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Prietula is also a visiting Research Scholar at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, a leading interdisciplinary research center that develops pioneering technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities.


  • Michael has published in such journals as Organizational Science, Human Factors, Cognitive Science, Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the ORSA Journal on Computing, PLoS ONE, Brain Connectivity, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, and the Harvard Business Review. His research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory's Global Health Institute, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Areas of Specialization

  • Computational modeling of individuals and groups
  • Studying the neurobiological foundations of belief, choice and economic disparity
  • Linking neurobiological beliefs to artificial intelligence mechanisms
  • Studying how organizations respond and collaborate in crisis events
  • Studying how business and public health can collaborate

Memberships and Activities

  • Board of Directors Member, Emory's Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience
  • Former Visiting Research Fellow, Cambridge University
  • Former Rank-Xerox Lecturer, Oxford University


  • Ph.D. in Information Systems, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 1985