Researcher: David Gustafson

Areas of Research Expertise
  • Decision sciences
  • Operations
  • Health systems engineering
  • Human factors
  • Ergonomics
  • Manufacturing
  • Production
  • Quality engineering
  • Integration of decision 
  • Change and information theory
  • Test and disseminate information technology to improve health care
  • Tools to support organizational problem solving and change
Web Site David Gustafson's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Current/Active Funding
  • NIH, 2012-2017, Implementing technology-assisted drug treatment and relapse prevention in fqhcs
  • Chestnut Health Systems, 2014-2019, Using smartphones to provide recovery support services
  • University of Pennsylvania, 2014-2019, Impact of enhancements to smartphone-based continuing care for alcohol dependence
  • NIH, 2015-2020, Dynamic, real-time prediction of alcohol use lapse using mHealth technologies
  • NIH, 2015-2020, Impact on opioid use of bundling medication-assisted treatment with mHealth
  • Bader (Helen) Foundation, 2015-2016, Connecting patients and providers: Elder tree health tracker dashboard pilot project
  • DHHS, PHS, Agency for Healthcare Research, 2015-2016, Bringing communities and technology together for healthy aging
Issued Patent(s)
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20050005755 - Method and apparatus for cutting a sheet material, published January 2005.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Using the NIATx Model to Implement User-Centered Design of Technology for Older Adults. Gustafson DH Jr, Maus A, Judkins J, Dinauer S, Isham A, Johnson R, Landucci G, Atwood AK. JMIR Hum Factors. 2016 Jan 14;3(1):e2. doi: 10.2196/humanfactors.4853.

  • A Pilot Test of a Mobile App for Drug Court Participants. Johnson K, Richards S, Chih MY, Moon TJ, Curtis H, Gustafson DH. Subst Abuse. 2016 Feb 14;10:1-7. doi: 10.4137/SART.S33390. eCollection 2016.

  • Self-Determination Theory and Computer-Mediated Support: Modeling Effects on Breast Cancer Patient's Quality-of-Life. Hull SJ, Abril EP, Shah DV, Choi M, Chih MY, Kim SC, Namkoong K, McTavish F, Gustafson DH. Health Commun. 2016 Feb 16:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Influence networks among substance abuse treatment clinics: implications for the dissemination of innovations. Johnson K, Quanbeck A, Maus A, Gustafson DH, Dearing JW. Transl Behav Med. 2015 Sep;5(3):260-8. doi: 10.1007/s13142-015-0327-y.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Biomedical Engineering Center, Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis, Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, Journalism & Mass Communication, Life Sciences Communication
  • University of Georgia, Telecommunications
  • Van Andel Research Institute
Research Tools
Research Facilities
  • NCI Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research
  • Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-4882
Current University UW–Madison
Department Industrial and Systems Engineering
Title Emeritus Professor
Other Appointments
Lead Researcher, NCI Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research
Principle Investigator, Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies
Address Line 1 4109 Mechanical Engineering Building
Address Line 2 1513 University Avenue
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53726
Bachelor's Degree B.S., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Industrial Engineering, 1962
Master's Degree M.S., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Industrial Engineering, 1963
PhD Ph.D., University of Michgan-Ann Arbor, Industrial Engineering 1966
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing AIDS Module