Quality & Safety Improvement STUDENT Lab

About The Lab

The Quality & Safety Improvement (QSI) Lab's mission is to provide students with experience applying systems engineering tools and training in a healthcare setting. We partner with UW Hospitals and Clinics to work on various quality and process improvement projects, supporting them in their goal to be an innovative and agile leader in health care delivery. We are affiliated with the Wisconsin Institute for Healthcare Systems Engineering (WIHSE), UW Health, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Our lab is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from the UW-Madison's College of Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering Program. The team consists of project assistants, interns, and independent study students who have a vested interest in healthcare. Project assistants guide the team of interns and independent study students as well as lead their own projects. The lab itself is strongly supported by mentors from UW Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty, UW Hospitals and Clinics administrators, and UW Health Systems Engineers.

Live updates

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This semester, we welcomed four new members to the lab!

We are eager to have Ellen, Shelby, Sofia, and Gwyn join us this semester as we embark on new projects across the University Hospital and American Family Children's Hospital.

Featured news:

New mentor profile!

The QSI Lab would like to welcome it's newest mentor and Improvement Advisor at UW Health: Ryan Behm! Learn more about Ryan and his connection with the QSI Lab.

Contact Us

Allison Drees (PA) - adrees@uwhealth.org

Jack Grahek (PA) - jgrahek@uwhealth.org

Dr. Oguzhan Alagoz (Faculty Director) - alagoz@engr.wisc.edu