2015 Keynote: David H. Gustafson, PhD


David H. Gustafson, Ph.D.

Research Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin−Madison

Dave Gustafson is Research Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin−Madison where he founded and directs the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies. The Center includes the national program office for the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx), and the Center of Excellence on Active Aging Research (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) and the Center of Excellence for Cancer Communications Research (National Cancer Institute). His implementation research interests focus on developing systems engineering tools to support sustainable individual and organizational improvement.  HIs individual change research develops and tests computer systems to help people deal with significant issues that affect quality of life including addiction, cancer, asthma and aging. He has published over 250 reviewed publications including seven books.  Dave is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (National Academies of Science), a Fellow of the Association for Health Services Research, the American Medical Informatics Association and the W K Kellogg Foundation. He co-chaired the federal Science Panel on Interactive Communications in Health and helped found and is a Fellow and past vice-chair of the board of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  He is a member of the NIH Healthcare Implementation and Dissemination Study Section.

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