David Gustafson

Emeritus Research Professor

4109 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 263-4882
Fax: (608) 890-1438
dhgustaf@facstaff.wisc.edu


Profile Summary

Dave Gustafson directs the University of Wisconsin−Madison’s Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies, which includes the national program office for the Network for Improvement of Addiction Treatment, and Center of Excellence on Active Aging Research (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). His 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 affecting quality of life including addiction, cancer and aging. He published over 270 reviewed publications including seven books.  Dave is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of the Association for Health Services Research, the American Medical Informatics Association, the WK Kellogg Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, which he co-founded and was board vice-chair. He co-chaired the federal Science Panel on Interactive Communications in Health and serves on NIH’s Dissemination and Implementation in Health Study Section.

Education

  • BS 1962, industrial engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • MS 1963, industrial engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • PhD 1966, industrial engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Research Interests

  • integration of decision
  • change and information theory to develop, test and disseminate information technology to improve health and to use the research results to develop tools to support organizational problem solving and change

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • 2013 National Academy of Engineering.
  • 2012 Member, NIH Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health Study Section
  • 2011Translational Health Communication Scholar Award: DC Health Communication Conference
  • 2009 Award of Merit: University of Michigan College of Engineering
  • 2006 Blanket of Honor: Native American Connection
  • 2000 Awarded the Robert A. Ratner Professorship in Industrial Engineering
  • 1999 Instructor of the Year Award--Industrial Engineering Student Awards

Publications

 

1.         Capoccia, V., Gustafson, D.H., O’Brien, J., & Chalk, M. (2007). Barriers and strategies to implement evidence-based practices [comment]. Letter to the Editor, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 33(2), 219-220. 

2.         Gustafson, D.H., Brennan, P.F., & Hawkins, R.P. (Eds.) (2007). Investing in E-Health: What it takes to sustain consumer health informatics. New York: Springer Press. Springer Health Informatics Series. 

3.         McCarty, D., Gustafson, D., Capoccia, V., & Cotter, F. (2009). Improving care for the treatment of alcohol and drug disorders. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 36(1), 52-60. PMCID: PMC2642891

4.         Kim, J., Han, J. Y., Shaw, B., McTavish, F., & Gustafson, D. (2010). The roles of social support and coping strategies in predicting breast cancer patients\' emotional well-being: Testing mediation and moderation models. Journal of Health Psychology, 15(4), 543-552. PMCID: PMC3145334
 
5.         Pingree, S., Hawkins, R., Baker, T., DuBenske, L., Roberts, L.J., & Gustafson, D.H. (2010). The value of theory for enhancing and understanding eHealth interventions. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 38(1), 103-109. PMCID: PMC2826889
 
6.         Baker, T.B., Gustafson, D.H., Shaw, B., Hawkins, R., Pingree, S., Roberts, L., & Strecher, V. (2010). Relevance of CONSORT reporting criteria for research on eHealth interventions. Patient Education and Counseling, 81(Suppl. 1), S77-S86. PMCID: PMC2993846
 
7.         Namkoong, K., Shah, D.V., Han, J.Y., Kim, S.C., Yoo, W., Fan, D., McTavish, F.M., &  Gustafson, D.H. (2010). Expression and reception of treatment information in breast cancer support groups: How health self-efficacy moderates effects on emotional well-being. Patient Education and Counseling, 81(1), S41-S47. PMCID: PMC2993816
 
8.         DuBenske, L. L., Gustafson, D. H., Shaw, B. R., & Cleary, J. F. (2010). Web-based cancer communication and decision making systems: Connecting patients, caregivers, and clinicians for improved health outcomes. Medical Decision Making, 30(6), 732-744.     PMCID: PMC3085247
 
9.         Gustafson, D.H., Shaw, B.R., Isham, A., Baker, T., Boyle, M.G., & Levy, M. (2011). Explicating an evidence-based, theoretically informed, mobile technology-based system to improve outcomes for people in recovery for alcohol dependence. Substance Use and Misuse, 46(1), 96-111. PMCID: PMC3179272
 
10.      Baker, T.B.,  Hawkins, R., Pingree, S., Roberts, L.J., McDowell, H.E., Shaw, B.R., Serlin, R., Dillenburg, L., Swoboda, C.M., Han, J.Y., Stewart, J.A., Carmack-Taylor, C.L., Salner, A., Schlam, T.R., McTavish, F., & Gustafson, D.H. (2011). Optimizing eHealth breast cancer interventions: Which types of eHealth services are effective? Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research, 1(1), 134-145. PMCID: PMC3119549
 
11.      Namkoong, K., DuBenske, L.L., Shaw, B.R., Gustafson, D.H., Hawkins, R.P., Shah, D.V., McTavish, F.M., & Cleary, J.F. (2011). Creating a bond between caregivers online: Effect on caregivers\' coping strategies. Journal of Health Communication. Available online: October 17, 2011. doi:10.1080/10810730.2011.585687
 
12.      Corn, M., Gustafson, D.H., Harris, L.M., Kutner, J.S., McFarren, A.E., & Shad, A.T. (2011). Survey of consumer informatics for palliation and hospice care. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40(5, Suppl. 2), S173-S178. NIHMSID: NIHMS285545

13.      Hawkins, R. P., Pingree, S., Baker, T. B., Roberts, L. J., Shaw, B. R., McDowell, H., Serlin, R. C., Dillenburg, L., Swoboda, C. M., Han, J. Y., Stewart, J. A., Carmack, C. L., Salner, A., Schlam, T. R., McTavish, F., & Gustafson, D. H. (2011). Integrating eHealth with human services for breast cancer patients. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 1(1), 146-154. NIHMSID: NIHMS329828

 14.      Quanbeck, A.R., Gustafson, D.H., Ford, J.H. II, Pulvermacher, A., French, M.T., McConnell, K.J., & McCarty, D. (2011). Disseminating quality improvement: Study protocol for a large cluster randomized trial. Implementation Science, 6(1), 44. PMCID: PMC3108336

15.      Gustafson D, Johnson K, et al. (2012).  The NIATx model; process improvement for behavioral health.  Madison: NIATx Foundation.

16.      Capoccia V, Grazier K, Ford J, Toal C and Gustafson D. (2012). Massachusetts’s Experience Suggests Coverage Alone Is Insufficient To Increase Addiction Disorders Treatment. Health Affairs. 31(5).

17.      Gustafson, D. (2012). Essential ingredients for successful design of addiction treatment. (Lead article). The Bridge.  2(2).

18.      Gustafson D, Wise, M, Bharracharya A, et al. (2012). The Effects of Combining Web-based eHealth with Nurse Case Management for Pediatric Asthma Control: A Randomized Trial.  Journal of Medical Internet Research. 14(4):e101.
 
19.      Chih M, Dubenske L, Cleary J, Hawkins R, Brown R, Dinauer S and Gustafson D.  (2012).  Communicating advanced cancer patients’ symptoms via the Internet: A pooled analysis of two randomized trials examining caregiver preparedness, physical burden, and negative mood. Palliative Medicine.  Available On-line.  DOI: 10.1177/0269216312457213.\\
 
20.      Gustafson D, Quanbeck A, Robinson J, Ford J, Pulvermacher A, French M, , McConnell J, Batalden P, Hoffman K, and McCarty D. (Forthcoming).  Which Elements of IMprovement Collaboratives Are Most Effective? A Cluster-Randomized Trial.  Addiction.
 
21.      Gustafson D, DuBenske L, Kang N, Hawkins R, Chih M, Atwood A, Johnson R, Cleary J, Bhattacharya A, Carmack C, Traynor A, Campbell T, Buss M and Schiller J.  (Forthcoming).  An eHealth System Supporting Palliative Care for Patients with Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer: A Randomized Trial.  Cancer.
 
22.      Marsch L and Gustafson D.  (2012).  The Role of Technology in Health Care Innovation: A Commentary.  Journal of Dual Diagnosis.  8(4). 282-.  Special Issue.  DOI:10.1080/15504263.2012.750105
 
23.      Gustafson D (2013).  A systems engineer meets the system. JAMA, (A piece of my mind commentary).  January 16, 2013; 309 (3)
 
24.     Gustafson, D.H., DuBenske, L.L., Namkoong, K., Hawkins, R., Chih, M.Y., Atwood, A. K., Johnson, R., Bhattacharya, A., Carmack, C.L., Traynor, A.M., Campbell, T.C., Buss, M.K., Govindan, R., Schiller, J.H., & Cleary, J.F. (2013). An ehealth system supporting palliative care for patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer: A randomized trial. Cancer, 119(9), 1744-1751. PMCID: PMC3684251                              
 
25.     Gustafson, D. H. Sr., McTavish, F., Gustafson, D. H. Jr., Mahoney, J. E., Johnson, R. A., Lee, J. D., Quanbeck, A., Atwood, A. K., Isham, A., Veeramani, R., Clemson, L., & Shah, D. (2015). The effect of an information and communication technology (ICT) on older adults\' quality of life: Study protocol for a randomized control trial. Trials, 16(1), 191. PMCID: PMC4417513
 
26.     Gustafson, D. H., McTavish, F. M., Chih, M. Y., Atwood, A. K., Johnson, R. A., Boyle, M. G., Levy, M. S., Driscoll, H., Chisholm, S. M., Dillenburg, L., Isham, A., & Shah, D. (2014). A smartphone application to support recovery from alcoholism: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA Psychiatry, 71(5), 566-572. PMCID: PMC4016167
 

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Courses

Summer 2016

  • ISYE 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • ISYE 990 - Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • ISYE 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • ISYE 990 - Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • Profile Summary

    Dave Gustafson directs the University of Wisconsin−Madison’s Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies, which includes the national program office for the Network for Improvement of Addiction Treatment, and Center of Excellence on Active Aging Research (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). His 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 affecting quality of life including addiction, cancer and aging. He published over 270 reviewed publications including seven books.  Dave is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of the Association for Health Services Research, the American Medical Informatics Association, the WK Kellogg Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, which he co-founded and was board vice-chair. He co-chaired the federal Science Panel on Interactive Communications in Health and serves on NIH’s Dissemination and Implementation in Health Study Section.


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