Biography

Michael J. Prietula (PhD, MPH) is Professor in the Goizueta Business School and holds a secondary appointment in the Rollins School of Public Health. 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 Aerospace Systems & Research Center, and has been on the faculties of Dartmouth College, Carnegie Mellon University and was department chair at the Johns Hopkins University where he also held an adjunct appointment in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Prietula is also an External 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 via Artificial Intelligence & Robotics.

Michael's research has been published such journals as the Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Cognitive Science, Harvard Business Review, Organization Science, Biosecurity & Bioterrorism, Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, ORSA Journal on Computing, Applied Artificial Intelligence, JMIR mHealth & uHealth, Human Factors, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, Computers in Human Behavior, PLoS One, Brain Connectivity, and the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. His research has been funded by Carnegie Mellon's Carnegie Bosch Institute, Emory's Global Health Institute, the Centers for Disease Control & Surveillance, the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Michael has been a musician and a PADI diving instructor. He was also a stage manager & on the board of directors for a regional community theatre in New Hampshire while teaching at Dartmouth.

Education

  • Ph.D.
    University of Minnesota
  • M.P.H.
    University of Florida

Media Appearances

  • October 6, 2016
    EmoryBusiness.com
    Michael Prietula, a Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management at Goizueta Business School, is working in collaboration with Emory’s Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, the University of Notre Dame and the Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management. The study has produced a “virtual operations center” modeling tool to investigate how public and private agencies exchange information and make decisions during times of crisis.
  • July 31, 2013
    Emory News Center
    Goizueta Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management Michael Prietula, who studies human decision making and computational modeling of social systems; Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics Gregory Berns, whose research focuses on using brain imaging to understand motivation...
  • December 22, 2013
    Emory News Center
    His co-authors included Kristina Blaine and Brandon Pye from the Center for Neuropolicy, and Michael Prietula, professor of information systems and operations management at Emory’s Goizueta Business School...
  • December 29, 2014
    EmoryBusiness.com
    Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, a Goizueta Business School professor is conducting research to understand how communities plan for, and respond to, emergency events. Michael Prietula, a Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management at Goizueta, is working in collaboration with Emory’s Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, two professors from the University of Notre Dame and the Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management.