Linsey M. Steege, PhD

Position title: Associate Dean for Research, Professor, and Gulbrandsen Chair in Health Informatics & Systems Innovation


Phone: 608-263-5191

5133 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Linsey Steege

PhD, Virginia Tech in: Industrial and Systems Engineering; Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Human Factors and Ergonomics Engineering, 2009
MS, Virginia Tech in: Industrial and Systems Engineering; Human Factors and Ergonomics focus area, 2005
BS, Washington University in St. Louis in: Biomedical Engineering; Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Computer Science, 2001

Dr. Steege’s overall research goal is to improve health, safety, and performance of health professionals, and, by doing so, to benefit society by improving healthcare quality. In pursuit of this goal, Dr. Steege leads an interdisciplinary research team using multiple methods and applying human factors and ergonomics engineering methods to the analysis and design of healthcare systems and measuring and modeling safety, well-being and performance outcomes of health professionals. She is also interested in the design and implementation of systems-based interventions to improve health professionals’ communication, teamwork, and decision-making processes to improve patient outcomes and quality across healthcare settings. Dr. Steege teaches courses in health informatics and quality improvement. She also mentors PhD students, DNP students, and undergraduate research scholars.

Research focus areas

Health Systems & Public Health

  • Nurse and other healthcare worker fatigue, sleep, burnout, stress, workload, safety, well-being.
  • System design and organizational interventions to promote system resilience.
  • Applying engineering concepts, methods, and tools to healthcare systems to reduce error, improve working conditions, reduce costs.
  • Healthcare quality and safety, safety monitoring, error reporting, safety management, safety culture, quality improvement, error prevention

Aging & Care for Older Adults

  • Design and implementation of interventions to facilitate improved care of hospitalized older adults.

Aging & Care for Older Adults      Health Systems & Public Health

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