Dr. Maritza Salazar is an Assistant Professor at the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine.
She earned her Ph.D. in Management from the Stern School of Business at New York University and then completed a postdoc under the direction of Dr. Eduardo Salas at the Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida. Her research interests center on collaboration processes and outcomes in multidisciplinary and culturally diverse teams that facilitate and inhibit creativity and innovation.
Professor Salazar is the recipient of numerous research awards including a major multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation focused on studying and facilitating the integrative capacity of interdisciplinary science teams through team training. She has also consulted, advised, or spoken about her research on the science of team science at various academic institutions including the National Academies of Science, NYU’s Langone Medical Center, Stanford’s School of Medicine, UCLA, and Northwestern.