Linsey Steege, PhD
Position title: Associate Dean for Research, Professor, and Gulbrandsen Chair in Health Informatics & Systems Innovation
5133 Signe Skott Cooper Hall
PhD, Virginia Tech; Industrial and Systems Engineering
MS, Virginia Tech; Industrial and Systems Engineering
BS, Washington University in St. Louis; Biomedical Engineering
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 studying human factors and ergonomics in healthcare systems; measuring and modeling stress, fatigue, workflow, and performance of health professionals; and improving technology design and integration into healthcare systems. She is also interested in the design and implementation of systems-based interventions to improve health professionals’ communication, teamwork, and decision-making processes in order 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, performance, resilience and self-care, safety, and well-being
- Applying engineering concepts, methods, and tools to healthcare systems to reduce error, improve working conditions, and reduce costs
- Healthcare quality and safety, safety monitoring, error reporting, safety management, safety culture, quality improvement, and error prevention
Aging & Care for Older Adults
- Design and implementation of interventions to facilitate improved care of hospitalized older adults.