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Ayse P. Gurses, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

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- Improving complex sociotechnical systems through human factors engineering, systems engineering, and information science.

- Using human factors engineering to improve compliance with evidence-based guidelines

- Improving transitions of care/ handoffs

- Improving clinician workload and quality of working life



  • human factors, industrial and systems engineering, 
  • patient safety, medical informatics, handoffs, coordination, usability, survey design, qualitative research
    1. Carayon P, Gurses AP. A human factors engineering conceptual framework of nursing workload and patient safety in intensive care units. Intensive Crit Care Nurs 2005; 21(5): 284-301.

    2. Gurses AP, Xiao Y. A systematic review of the literature on multidisciplinary rounds to design information technology. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2006; 13(3): 267-276.

    3. Carayon P, Schoofs HA, Karsh BT, Gurses AP, Alvarado C, Smith M, Brennan P. Work system design for patient safety: The SEIPS Model. Qual Saf Health Care 2006; 15 (Suppl 1): i50-i58.

    4. Gurses AP, Carayon P. Performance obstacles of intensive care nurses. Nurs Res 2007; 56(3): 185-194.

    5. Gurses AP, Seidl K, Vaidya V, Bochicchio G, Harris A, Hebden J, Xiao Y. Systems ambiguity and guideline compliance: A qualitative study of how intensive care units follow evidence-based guidelines to reduce healthcare-associated infections. Qual Saf Health Care 2008; 17(5): 351-359.