Onur Asan (oasan)

Onur Asan

Associate Professor

School of Systems and Enterprises

General Information

Dr. Onur Asan completed his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in human factors and human-computer interaction. Dr. Asan's research focuses on application of theory, methods and design from the discipline of human factors engineering and human computer interaction to improve socio-technical change in health care. In particular, Dr. Asan has been studying how new technologies, and organizational initiatives transform a) ambulatory and hospital work systems, b) patient centred care/communication, c) care coordination and workflow, and d) outcomes including patient safety, trust, quality of care and employee well-being. Dr. Asan also works on development and testing of user/patient centred health technologies to improve user experience of care.
Dr. Asan’s work has been funded by federal and private institutions including National Health Institute (NIH), Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Institutional Service

  • PhD Committee Chair
  • Chair of the Graduate Curriculum Committee Chair
  • Member of Graduate Curriculum Committee Member
  • Chair of Search Committee Chair
  • Member of Spring Semester Planning Task Force Member
  • Member of Graduate Curriculum Committee Member
  • Chair of Search Committeee Chair
  • Doctoral Research Symposium Chair
  • Member of Faculty Search Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Journal of Human Factors in Healthcare Associate Editor
  • Agency for Health Research and Quality Study Section Committee Member
  • Journal of Medical Internet Research Reviewer
  • American Medical Informatics Association Reviewer
  • Applied Ergonomics Reviewer
  • Ergonomics Reviewer
  • IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors Reviewer
  • International Journal of Medical Informatics Reviewer
  • Journal of American Medical Informatics (JAMIA) Reviewer
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Chair of Session at Conference

Professional Societies

  • HFES – Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Member
  • AMIA – American Medical Informatics Association Member
  • SEIPS – Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety Member

Selected Publications

Tabur, A., Elkefi, S*., Emhan, A., Mengenci, C., Bez, Y., & Asan, O. (2022). Anxiety, Burnout and Depression, Psychological Well-Being as Predictor of Healthcare Professionals’ Turnover during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Study in a Pandemic Hospital. In Healthcare, 2022, 10(3), p. 525. PMID: 35327003

Choudhury, A*., Asan, O., & Medow, J. E. Effect of risk, expectancy, and trust on clinicians’ intent to use an artificial intelligence system--Blood Utilization Calculator. Applied Ergonomics, 2022, 101, 103708. PMID: 35149301

Avalos, J., Roy, D., Asan, O., & Zhang, Y. The Influential Factors on Nurses’ Situation Awareness in Inpatient Settings: A Literature Review. Human Factors in Healthcare, 2022, 1(1), p. 100006.

Tabur, A., Choudhury, A*., Emhan, A., Mengenci, C., & Asan, O. Clinicians’ Social Support, Job Stress, and Intent to Leave Healthcare during COVID-19. In Healthcare, 2022, 10(2), p. 229. PMID: 35206844

Elkefi, S*., Choudhury*, A., Strachna, O* and Asan,O. “Impact of Health Perception and Knowledge on Genetic Testing Decisions Using the Health Belief Model,” JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, 2022 2022 Jan;6:e2100117. PMID: 34990211

Adegboro, C. O., Choudhury, A*., Asan, O., & Kelly, M. M. Artificial Intelligence to Improve Health Outcomes in the NICU and PICU: A Systematic Review. Hospital Pediatrics, 2022, 12(1), 93-110. PMID: 34890453

Schapira, M., Chhatre, S., Prigge, J.M., Meline, J., Prigge, J.M., Kaminstein, D., Dye, D., Rodriguez, K.L., Fraenkel, L., Kravetz, J.D., Whittle, J., Rieder, J., & Asan, O. Usability Analysis of a Veteran Centric Web-based Decision Aid for Lung Cancer Screening. JMIR Formative Research, 2022, (In press).

Choudhury, A*., & Asan, O. (2021). Impact of using wearable devices on psychological Distress: Analysis of the health information national Trends survey. International Journal of medical informatics, 2021, 156, 104612. PMID: 34649113

Yang, J., Ju, X., Liu, F., Asan, O., Church, T. S., & Smith, J. O. Prediction for the Risk of Multiple Chronic Conditions Among Working Population in the United States With Machine Learning Models. IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 2021, 2, 291-298.

Yan, A., Hooyer, K., Asan, O., Flower, M., & Whittle, J. Engaging veteran stakeholders to identify patient‐centred research priorities for optimizing implementation of lung cancer screening. Health Expectations. 2021, 1-11. PMID: 34890474

Meline, J., Prigge, J.M., Dye, D., Rieder, J., Asan, O., Chhatre, S., Fraenkel, L., Kravetz, J.D., Rodriguez, K.L., Whittle, J. and Kaminstein, D. Adapting the design of a Web-based decision support clinical trial during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trials, 2021, 22(1), pp.1-6. PMID: 34688297

Choudhury, A*., Asan, O., & Choudhury, M. M. Mobile health technology to improve maternal health awareness in tribal populations: mobile for mothers. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2021, 28(11), 2467-2474. PMID: 34459478

Choudhury, A*., Asan, O., & Alelyani, T. Exploring the Role of the Internet, Care Quality and Communication in Shaping Mental Health: An Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2022 Jan;26(1):468-477. PMID: 34097623

Asan, O., & Choudhury, A.* (2021). Research Trends in Artificial Intelligence Applications in Human Factors Health Care: Mapping Review. JMIR Human Factors, 8(2), e28236. PMID: 34142968

Asan, O., Yu, Z., & Crotty, B. H. How clinician-patient communication affects trust in health information sources: Temporal trends from a national cross-sectional survey. Plos one, 2021 16(2), e0247583. PMID: 33630952

Elkefi, S*., & Asan, O. How technology impacts communication between cancer patients and their health care providers: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI), 2021; 104430. PMID: 33684711

Elkefi, S*., Yu, Z., Asan, O. Online Medical Record Nonuse Among Patients: Health Information National Trends Survey 2019 Data Analysis Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), 2021; 23(2), e24767. PMID: 33616539

Williams, J. S., Fong-Gurzinsky, J., Nagavally, S., Walker, R. J., Asan, O., Ozieh, M. N., & Egede, L. E. (2021). Preferences in trust regarding the provision of cancer information among adults. Journal of the National Medical Association,2021, 113(14), 457-464. PMID: 33814180

Asan, O., Choudhury, A*., Somai, M. M., & Crotty, B. H. Augmenting patient safety through participation by design–An assessment of dual monitors for patients in the outpatient clinic. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2021: 146 (104345). PMID: 33260089

Schapira, M., Rodriguez, K., Chhatre, S., Fraenkel, L., Bastian, L., Kravitz, J., Asan, O., P, Prigge, J., Meline, J., Ibarra, J., Lewis, B., Kaminstein, D. When is a Harm a Harm? Discordance between Patient and Medical Experts’ Evaluation of Lung Cancer Screening Attributes. Medical Decision Making, 2021 41(3), 317-328. PMID: 33554740

Holt, J., Cusatis, R., Winn, A,. Asan, O, Spanbauer,C., Williams, JS., Flynn, K., Somai,M., Talsma, A., Laud, P., Makoul, M., Crotty, BH. Impact of Pre-visit Contextual Data Collection on Patient-Physician Communication and Patient Activation: A Randomized Trial. Journal of General Internal Medicine (2021): 1-9. PMID: 33559067

Choudhury, A*., Renjilian, E+., and Asan, O. Use of machine learning in geriatric clinical care for chronic diseases: a systematic literature review. JAMIA Open, 2020; 3(3), 459-471. PMID: 33215079

Holt, J., Cusatis, R., Asan, O., Flynn, K., Neuner, J., Moore, J,. Makoul.,G and Crotty, B. The Impact of Previsit Contextual Data Collection on Patient-Provider Communication and Patient Activation: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 2020, 9(9), e20309. PMID: 32965223

Choudhury, A*., Asan, O. Role of artificial intelligence in patient safety outcomes: a systematic literature review. JMIR Medical Informatics, 2020: 8 (7): e18599. PMID: 32706688

Asan, O., Bayrak, AE., Choudhury, A*. Artificial Intelligence and Human Trust in Healthcare: Focus on Clinicians. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), 2020: 22 (6): e15154. PMID: 32558657

Rau, NM., Hasan, K, Ahamed, SI., Asan, O., Flynn, KE., Basir, M. Designing a Tablet-Based Prematurity Education App for Parents Hospitalized for Preterm Birth. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2020: 141(104200). PMID: 32563027

Van Swol, LM., Kolb, M., Asan, O. “We are on the same page:” The importance of doctors EHR screen sharing for promoting shared information and collaborative decision-making. Journal of Communication in Healthcare: Strategies, Media and Engagement in Global Health, 2020:13(2), 129-137.

Choudhury, A*., Crotty, B., Asan, O. Comparing the impact of single and double screen electronic health records on doctor-patient eye gaze patterns. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2020: 8(1), 42-49.

Crotty, B., Asan, O., Stolley, M., Pezzin, L., Nattinger, A. Qualitative Assessment of Unmet Information Management Needs of Informal Cancer Caregivers – 4 Themes to Inform Oncology Practice. JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, 2020: 4, 521-528. PMID: 32530708

Cusatis, R., Holt, J., Williams, J., Nukuna, S., Asan, O., Flynn, K., Neuner, J., Moore, J,. Makoul., and Crotty, B. The Impact of patient-generated contextual data on communication in clinical practice: A qualitative assessment of patient and clinician perspectives. Patient and Education Counseling. 2020: 103(4), 734-740. PMID: 31744702

Holt, J., Cusatis, R., Asan, O., Williams, J., Nukuna, S,. Flynn, K., Moore, J,. Crotty, B. Incorporating Patient-Generated Contextual Data Into Care: Clinician Perspectives using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Science. Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. 2020: 8(1), 100369. PMID: 31445878

Crotty, B, Winn, A, Asan, O., Nagavally, S, Walker, R and Egede, L. Clinician Encouragement and Online Health Record Usage. Journal of General Internal Medicine.2019: 1-3. PMID: 31313113

Asan, O., Scanlon, M. C., Crotty, B., Holden, R. J., & Flynn, K. E. Parental Perceptions of Displayed Patient Data in a PICU: An Example of Unintentional Empowerment. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2019: 20(5), 435-441. PMID: 31058783

Yan A.F., Stevens P. E., Holt C. L., Walker A., Ng A., McManus P., Basen-Enguist K., Weinhardt L. S., Underwood S. M., Asan O. & Wang M. Q. Culture, identity, strength and spirituality: a qualitative study to understand experiences of African American women breast cancer survivors and recommendations for intervention development. European Journal of Cancer Care. 2019:e13013. PMID: 30761637

Asan, O., Crotty, B., Nagavally, S.Egede, L. Patient-Centered Communication, and e-health information exchange patterns: Findings from a National Cross-Sectional Survey, IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. 2019:7:1-7. PMID: 30588412

Asan, O., Cooper, F., Nagavally, S., Walker, R., Williams, J., Ozieh, M.& Egede, L. Preferences for Health Information Technologies among U.S. Adults: Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR). 2018;20(10):e277. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.9436. PMID: 30341048

Azam, L., Meurer, J., Nelson, D., Asan, O., Flynn, K., Knudson, P., & Young, S. (2018). Cultural and Social Challenges of Diabetes Self-Management Education Through Physicians’ Voices. WMJ, 220. PMID: 30674100

Asan, O., Holden, R, Flynn, K. E., Murkowski K & Scanlon, M. C. Providers’ Assessment of a Novel Interactive Health IT in a Pediatric ICU. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) Open. 2018:1(1):32-41. PMID: 31528847

Asan O, Kim SC, Iglar P, Yan AF. Differences in Verbal and Nonverbal Communication between Depressed and Non-Depressed Elderly Patients. Journal of Communication in Healthcare. 2018: 1-10. PMID: 23489393

Asan O, Crotty B, Tyzka J. The Electronic Health Records As a Patient Engagement Tool: Mirroring Clinicians Screen to Create Shared Mental Model. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) Open. 2018:1(1):42-48. PMID: 31984318

Asan, O., Nattinger A, Gurses, A., Tyzka, J, Yen T. Oncologists' Views Regarding the role of Electronic Health Records for Care Coordination. JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics 2018:2, 1-12. PMID: 30652555

Kamaraju S, Olson J, DeNomie M, Visotcky A, Banerjee A, Asan O, Tavares E, Rao A, LaCroix M, Krause K, Neuner J, Stolley M. Community Breast Health Education for Immigrants and Refugees: Lessons Learned in Outreach Efforts to Reduce Cancer Disparities. J Cancer Educ. 2018:1-5. PMID: 30091014.

Vanhille D.L., Garcia G.J.M., Asan O., Borojeni A.A.T., Frank-Ito D.O., Kimbell J.S., Pawar S.S., Rhee J.S. Virtual Surgery for the Nasal Airway: A Preliminary Report on Decision Support and Technology Acceptance. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.2018:20(1):63-69. PMID: 29049474

Fletcher, K., Asan, O., Tyzka, J. "Resident insights and ideas about screen-sharing in primary care clinics. Applied Clinical Informatics.2017: 8(4), 1153-1158.

Asan, O., & Carayon, P. (2017). Human Factors of Health Information Technology–Challenges and Opportunities. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. (Editorial). 2017: 255-257.

Asan, O., Flynn, K. E., Azam, L & Scanlon, M. C. Nurses’ Perceptions of a Novel Health Information Technology: A Qualitative Study in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction. 2017: 33(4), 258-264.

Asan, O. Providers’ perceived facilitators and barriers to EHR screen sharing in outpatient settings. Applied Ergonomics. 2017:58, 301-307. PMID: 27633226.

Holden, R. J., Asan, O., Wozniac, E., Flynn, K. E., & Scanlon, M. C.. Nurses’ perceptions, acceptance, and use of a novel in-room pediatric ICU technology: testing an expanded technology acceptance model. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2016: 16(1), 145. PMID: 27846827.

Asan, O., Holden, R. J., Flynn, K. E., Yang, Y*., Azam, L*., & Scanlon, M. C. Provider Use of a Novel EHR display in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2016:7(3), 682-692. PMID: 27453191.

Asan, O., Tyszka, J., & Fletcher, K. E. Capturing the patients’ voices: Planning for patient-centered electronic health record use. International Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI). 2016: 95, 1-7. PMID: 27697228.

Yang, Y*., & Asan, O. Designing Patient-facing Health Information Technologies for the Outpatient Settings: A Literature Review. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics. 2016: 23(1), 441-449. PMID: 27348487

Asan, O., Kushner, K., & Montague, E. Exploring Residents' Interactions With Electronic Health Records in Primary Care Encounters. Family Medicine. 2015:47(9), 722-726. PMID: 26473566.

Asan, O., Carayon, P., Beasley, J. W., & Montague, E. Work system factors influencing physicians’ screen sharing behaviors in primary care encounters. International Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI). 2015:84(10), 791-798. PMID: 26049312.

Qiao, Y., Asan, O., & Montague, E. Factors associated with patient trust in electronic health records used in primary care settings. Health Policy and Technology. 2015:4(4), 357-363.

Asan, O., Young, H. N., Chewning, B., & Montague, E. (2015). How physician electronic health record screen sharing affects patient and doctor non-verbal communication in primary care. Patient Education and Counseling. 2015:98(3), 310-316. PMID: 25534022.

Asan, O., Chiou, E., & Montague, E. Quantitative ethnographic study of physician workflow and interactions with electronic health record systems. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 2015: 49, 124-130. PMID: 26279597.

Asan, O., & Yang, Y*. Using eye trackers for usability evaluation of health information technology: A systematic literature review. JMIR Human Factors. 2015:2(1). e5 PMCID: PMC4797658

Asan, O., & Montague, E. Using video-based observation research methods in primary care health encounters to evaluate complex interactions. Informatics in Primary Care. 2014: 21(4), 161. PMID: 25479346.

Asan, O., D Smith, P., & Montague, E. More screen time, less face time–implications for EHR design. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2014:20(6), 896-901. PMID: 24835678.

Asan, O., & Montague, E. Technology-mediated information sharing between patients and clinicians in primary care encounters. Behaviour & Information Technology. 2014: 33(3), 259-270. PMID: 26451062.

Montague, E., & Asan, O. Dynamic modeling of patient and physician eye gaze to understand the effects of electronic health records on doctor–patient communication and attention. International Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI). 2014:83(3), 225-234. PMID: 24380671

Asan, O., Ye, Z., & Acharya, A. Dental care providers' and patients' perceptions of the effect of health information technology in the dental care setting. The Journal of the American Dental Association. 2013:144(9), 1022-1029. PMID: 23989841.

Asan, O., Xu, J., & Montague, E. Dynamic Comparison of Physicians’ Interaction Style with Electronic Health Records in Primary Care Settings. Journal of General Practice. 2013: Dec;(2)137. PMID: 25411656.

Montague, E., Asan, O., & Chiou, E. Organizational and technological correlates of nurses’ trust in a smart IV pump. Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN. 2013:31(3), 142-9 PMID 23321482

Asan, O., & Montague, E. Physician interactions with electronic health records in primary care. Health Systems. 2012: 1(2), 96-103. PMID: 24009982.

Montague, E., & Asan, O. Trust in technology-mediated collaborative health encounters: Constructing trust in passive user interactions with technologies. Ergonomics. 2012: 55(7), 752-761. PMID: 22506847.

Montague, E., & Asan, O. Considering social ergonomics: the effects of HIT on interpersonal relationships between patients and clinicians. Work. 2012: 41(Supplement 1), 4479-4483. PMID: 22317411.

Asan, O., Perchecok, J., & Montague, E. Contextual differences in the dynamic measurement of trust in web sites. International Journal of Cyber Society and Education, 2012:5(2), 91-110.

Montague, E., Xu, J., Chen, P., Asan, O., Barrett, B., & Chewning, B. Modeling eye gaze patterns in clinician patient interaction with lag sequential analysis. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 2011: 53, 502-516. PMID: 22046723.


EM 533 Human Factors In Engineering
SYS 581 Intro to Systems Engineering
EM 275 Project Management
PIN180 and PIN181 Pinnacles Scholars