Lukasz Mazur

Associate Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science and UNC School of Medicine; Director, Division of Healthcare Engineering-Office of Quality Excellence
Lukasz Mazur photo
Manning Hall
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Faculty Expertise:

Healthcare engineering management, continuous quality improvement, patient safety, workload, human performance, human factors, simulation-based training.

BS (Industrial and Management Engineering), Montana State University
MS (Industrial and Management Engineering), Montana State University
PhD (Industrial and Management Engineering), Montana State University


Dr. Lukasz Mazur is an associate professor at the UNC School of Library and Information Science (SILS) and the Radiation Oncology Department at the UNC School of Medicine, as well as Director of the Division of Healthcare Engineering-Office of Quality Excellence at the UNC School of Medicine.

He earned his BS, MS, and PhD in industrial and management engineering from Montana State University. 

His research interests include healthcare engineering management as it pertains to continuous quality and patient safety efforts in healthcare and human factor engineering with a focus on workload and individual performance during health care providers’ interactions with health information technology. 

His research has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to develop simulation-based training and innovative usability enhancements to improve patient safety. While at the North Carolina State University, he was awarded the prestigious Alumni Outstanding Extension Service Award for his outreach work in healthcare industry, highlighting his passion for patient safety and operational improvements.

Courses Regularly Taught: 
INLS 582: Systems Analysis

Awards and Recognition:
2015 Junior Faculty Development Award, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, funds provided from IBM and R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc. ($7.5K)

2012 Best Paper of the Year from the American Society of Engineering Management: Mazur LM, McCreery J, Rothenberg L. Facilitating Lean learning and behaviors in hospitals during the early stages of lean implementation. Engineering Management Journal. 24(1):11-22, 2012.

2013 Innovation Pilot Award Recipient, School of Medicine Center for Innovation ($50K).

2012 Induction into the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension
(Only winners of the college-level Outstanding Extension Service Award are eligible for membership into the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension (AOFEE). Only two faculty may be nominated from Corporate Extension Service. Eight new members can be selected annually from the pool of 25 college- and unit-level extension outstanding service nominees, based on thematically driven categories, which reflect issues and concerns of critical interest to the citizens of the state).

2012 Outstanding Extension Service Award Recipient
(Recognizes outstanding extension, engagement, and economic development activities. They are directly parallel in intent to the University’s Outstanding Teaching Awards. They are not intended to recognize personal activities unrelated to the individual’s work area or University sponsored programs).

2011 Alumni Outstanding Extension and Outreach Award
(Honors faculty who excel in extension and outreach. The funding support for these awards comes from the North Carolina license plate program, $4K).

2011 Induction into the Hall of Fame, Athletics – Tennis Team

Selected Publications: 
Book: Marks LM and Mazur LM, with contributions from Chera B and Adams R. Engineering Patient Safety in Radiation Oncology, in CRC Press: Taylor and Francis Group. 2014.

Mazur LM,  Stokes  S,  McCreery  J.  Lean-Thinking:  Implementation and Measurement  in Healthcare Settings.  Engineering Management  Journal.  31(3):193-206, 2019.  doi:10.1080/10429247.2019.1605957

Pillai  M, Adapa  K,  Das  K,  Mazur LM, Dooley  J, Marks  L, Thompson  R, Chera  B.  Utilizing  AI  to Improve Quality  and Safety  of  Radiation Therapy.  Journal  of  the  American College  of  Radiology.  16(9):1267-1272, 2019.  

Walburn T, Wang  K, Sud S, Zakrzewski  A, Roehm  R, Sutton  S, Tan X, Adams  R,  Mazur LM, Marks  LB, Chera  BS. A  Prospective  Analysis  of  Radiation Oncologist  Compliance  With Early  Peer  Review Recommendations.  Int  J  Radiat  Oncol  Biol  Phys.  104(3):494-500, 2019.  doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.02.036 

Mazur LM, Mosaly  PR, Moore  C, Marks  L. Association of  the  Usability  of  Electronic  Health Records With Cognitive  Workload and Performance  Levels Among  Physicians.  JAMA  Netw  Open.  2(4):e191709, 2019.  doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.1709 

Mosaly P, Mazur LM, Fei Y, Guo H, Merck D, Moore C, Marks L, Mostafa J. Relating Task Demand, Mental Effort and Task Difficulty with Physicians’ Performance during Interactions with Electronic Health Records (EHRs). International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. Accepted (June 29th, 2017).

Mazur LM, Mosaly P, Chera B, Tracton G, Stiegler M, Marks L. Improving Radiation Oncology Providers’ Workload and Performance: Can Simulation-based Training Help?  Practical Radiation Oncology. On-line first. 2017.

Mosaly P, Mazur LM, Marks L. Quantification of Baseline Pupillary Response and Task-Evoked Pupillary Response During Constant and Incremental Task Load. Ergonomics. 2017.

Mazur LM, Johnson K, Pooya P, Chadwick J, McCreery J. Lean Exploration Loops into Healthcare Facility Design: Programming Phase. Health Environments Research & Design Journal. 10(3):116-130, 2017.

Mazur LM, Campbell A, Planting D, Scott B, Lowen S, Mosaly P, Belger A, McCreery J, Chera B, Marks L. Positive Effects of Neurofeedback Intervention on Radiation Oncology Physicians’ Workload during Go/No-Go Performance Test. Travail Humain. 80(1):113-132, 2017.

Mazur LM, Mosaly P, Moore C, Comitz E, Yu F, Falchook A, Eblan M, Hoyle, L, Tracton G, Chera B, Marks LB. Towards a Better Understanding of Workload and Performance during Physician-Computer Interactions. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association. 23(6):1113-1120, 2016.

Mazur LM, Chera B, Mosaly P, Taylor K, Tracton G, Johnson K, Comitz E, Adams R, Pooya P, Ivy J, Rockwell J, Marks M. The Association between Event Learning and Continuous Quality Improvement Programs and Culture of Patient Safety. Practical Radiation Oncology. 5(5):286-294, 2015.

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