Mustafa Ozkaynak joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing in 2013. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. During his postdoc, he was part of a research team that studied the structural quality of anticoagulation management. He earned his MS and PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation was entitled “Characterizing Workflow in Hospital Emergency Departments.” As a PhD student, he received a Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) PhD scholarship.
His research interests include work systems in clinical and non-clinical health settings and the organizational and social consequences of health information technologies. He is an active member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), HIMSS, and the Institute of Industrial Engineering.