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's 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


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

Media Appearances

  • 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...
  • 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...