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Lukasz Mazur

Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science and UNC School of Medicine; Director, Division of Healthcare Engineering-Office of Quality Excellence

Lukasz Mazur




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Lukasz Mazur


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


In addition to his role at SILS, Mazur is a full professor in the Radiation Oncology Department and director of the Division of Healthcare Engineering (DHE) at the UNC School of Medicine. He has received numerous awards for his work including a recent grant from Agency from Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to study physicians’ variability in treatment planning using artificial intelligence (AI) technology.  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. 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 healthcare providers’ interactions with health information technology. His work has been published in leading journals including JAMIA, JAMA Oncology; JAMA Open, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Physics, and Biology, and Ergonomics.


INLS 582: Systems Analysis


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


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.