Jemima A. Frimpong, PhD (Management Science and Applied Economics, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania) is an Associate Professor at the Carey Business School. She is also a faculty member of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at the School of Medicine. Before joining Johns Hopkins University, she was on the faculty of Columbia University.
Professor Frimpong’s research focuses on the complex dynamics of decision making, and the intersection of information processing and discrimination. Professor Frimpong has worked extensively in healthcare organizations, examining how managerial attributes, including decision making, affect the adoption and implementation of innovation, treatment practices, and ultimately the health of patients. She recently launched a program of research to investigate the impact of biases (encompassing stereotyping and prejudice) on managerial decision making and behaviors. Professor Frimpong is particularly interested in studying how managers process information about job applicants and employees, and how these processes might lead to discrimination and other adverse outcomes. She is conducting a series of experiments designed to elicit the dynamics of biases in hiring and promotion decisions. Throughout her work, Professor Frimpong uses a broad array of methods, ranging from lab experiments, to randomized trials and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).