University of Wisconsin–Madison

Yushi Yang

Contact Information Yushi
3139 Engineering Centers Building
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Program Affiliations
Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

M.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
M.S. Architecture, Virginia Tech
Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, Clemson University

Fields of Interest
Human Factors in Healthcare
User-centered Design

Karsh Best Student Poster Award, 3rd Annual I-PrACTISE Meeting, Madison, WI, 2015
Best Poster Award (3rd place), South Carolina Nursing Excellence Conference, Columbia, SC, 2014

Yang, Y., Rivera, A. J., Fortier, C. R., & Abernathy, J. H. (Accepted). A human factors engineering study of the anesthesia medication process: Self-filled syringes vs. pre-filled syringes. Anesthesiology.

Yang, Y., Asan, O. (Accepted). Designing patient-facing communication technologies for the outpatient settings: a literature review. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics.

Yang, Y., & Rivera, A. J. (2015). An observational study of hands-free communication devices mediated interruption dynamics in a nursing work system. Journal of Health Policy and Technology. 4(4), 378-386.

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

Yang, Y., Rivera, A. J., Fortier, C. R, & Abernathy, J. H. (2014). Ineradicable system vulnerabilities in the anesthesia pre-filled syringe medication management process. In Proceedings of the 2014 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 58(1), 180-184. Chicago, IL.

Yang, Y., Rivera, A. J., & Van Aken, E. (2014). A multi-level ergonomic examination of nurses’ stress in an emergency department. In Proceedings of the 2014 Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference. Montreal, Canada. URL:

Yang, Y., Rivera, A. J., Fortier, C. R., & Abernathy, J. H. (2014). A macroergonomic usability evaluation of pre-filled medication syringes. In Proceedings of the 2014 International Symposium of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, 3(1), 87-91. Chicago, IL

Zhang, H., Hung, Y. H., Dhillon, G., Yang, Y., & McCrickard, D.S. (2012) Social reader: a cognitive stimulation approach towards helping dyslexics. Paper presented at International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research. Penghu, Taiwan. URL:

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