University of Wisconsin-Madison

Werner Lab

Industrial and Systems Engineering

University of Wisconsin-Madison



About Us

Using Human Factors Engineering to design a human-centered, smart, and connected patient journey

Diversity Statement: Werner Lab shares UW–Madison’s commitment to creating a community where every person feels welcome, valued, and able to succeed

Health Systems

Consumer health informatics

Distributed Cognitive Networks

Distributed Cognitive Networks

Human Factors Engineering

Human factors engineering

Healthcare Delivery

Healthcare delivery in the home

Care Transitions

Care transitions

Sociotechnical Systems

Sociotechnical systems

News and Updates




Projects

HelpCare Connect

Improving distributed cognitive work across caregiving networks.

Care Transitions

Research toward safe and successful transitions across healthcare settings.

(re)Defining Work System Boundaries

Studying work as it occurs across boundaries.

@HOME Study

Advancing the Homecare Of Medically complex children through Engineering (@HOME)

VizHome

Identifying Interactions Between Physical Environments and Cognitive Work.

Patient and Caregiver Work

Supporting the cognitive work of patients and their informal caregivers.





Dr. Nicole Werner

Professor Nicole Werner

Nicole E. Werner, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Werner is also an Affiliate Faculty in the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement in the College of Engineering and the Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center in the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, and a Discovery Fellow in the Living Environments Lab (where the primary research instrument is a 6-sided immersive Virtual Reality CAVE) in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.

Professor Werner received her Ph.D. in Human Factors and Applied Cognition from George Mason University in 2014. Over her career, Professor Werner has conducted research to improve the delivery of health care including transitions and coordination of care, health systems risk analysis and hazard identification, medical device analysis, mitigating the effects of interrupted task performance in health care settings, checklist design and implementation to improve health care processes, and health information technology design and implementation.

Her current research focuses on applying and developing Human Factors Engineering theory and methods to design a human-centered, smart, and connected patient journey.

People

Werner Lab
Anna Fulton Jolliff

Anna Fulton Jolliff

Master's Student in School of Education

Michelle Tong

Michelle Tong

Master's Student in Biomedical Engineering

Nadia Doutcheva

Nadia Doutcheva

PhD Student in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Connor Pardell

Connor Pardell

Master’s Student in School of Business

Rachel Zenker

Rachel Zenker

Undergraduate in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Tom Martell

Tom Martell

Undergraduate in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Alumni

Amy Borkenhagen

Amy Borkenhagen

Master’s Student in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Tianning Chen

Tianning Chen

Master’s Student in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Ashish Shenoy

Ashish Shenoy

Master's Student in Computer Science

Publications

Do interruptions affect quality of work?

CK Foroughi, NE Werner, ET Nelson, DA Boehm-Davis

Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (2014) 56, 7 : 1262-1271

Dealing with interruptions can be complex, but does interruption complexity matter: a mental resources approach to quantifying disruptions

DM Cades, N Werner, DA Boehm-Davis, JG Trafton, CA Monk

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (2008) 52, 4 : 398-402

Improving ATLS performance in simulated pediatric trauma resuscitation using a checklist

Samantha E Parsons, Elizabeth A Carter, Lauren J Waterhouse, Jennifer Fritzeen, Deirdre C Kelleher, Karen J O'Connell, Aleksandra Sarcevic, Kelley M Baker, Erik Nelson, Nicole E Werner, Deborah A Boehm-Davis, Randall S Burd

Annals of surgery (2014) 259, 4 : 807-813

Interruptions disrupt reading comprehension.

Cyrus K Foroughi, Nicole E Werner, Daniela Barragán, Deborah A Boehm-Davis

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (2015) 144, 3 : 704

What makes us resilient to interruptions? Understanding the role of individual differences in resumption

Nicole E Werner, David M Cades, Deborah A Boehm-Davis, Jessica Chang, Hibah Khan, Gia Thi

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (2011) 55, 296-300

What makes real-world interruptions disruptive? Evidence from an office setting

David M Cades, Nicole E Werner, Deborah A Boehm-Davis, Zara Arshad

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (2010) 54,4, 448-452

Interruptions in the wild: Development of a sociotechnical systems model of interruptions in the emergency department through a systematic review

Nicole E Werner, Richard J Holden

Applied ergonomics (2015) 51,244-254

Task Performance

Nicole E Werner, David M Cades, Deborah A Boehm‐Davis

The Wiley Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society (2015) 436

Human factors methods to reduce medication error: using task analysis in a pediatric and adult pharmacy

Nicole E Werner, Erik T Nelson, Deborah A Boehm-Davis

Work (2012), Supplement 1, 5665-5667

Interruptions are disruptive in the real world: Evidence from an office setting

DM Cades, NE Werner, DA Boehm-Davis, Z Arshad

Proc. Hum. Factors USA (2010), 54, 448-452

More Publications

Collaborators

cqpi, Werner Lab, UW-Madison
American Family Healthcare
school of medicine, Werner Lab, UW-Madison
Johns Hopkins, UW-Madison, Werner Lab
Wisconsin Institute of Discovery, Werner Lab
HealthConnect.Link, UW-Madison, Werner Lab
Wisconsin Institute for Healthcare Systems Engineering, UW-Madison, Werner Lab
Indiana University, Werner Lab, UW-Madison

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