Onur Asan

Associate Professor

School: School of Systems and Enterprises

Building: Babbio Center

Room: 533

Phone: (201) 216-5514

Email: oasan@stevens.edu


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
  • Member of Graduate Curriculum Committee Member
  • Member of Graduate Curriculum Committee Member
  • Chair of Search Committeee Chair
  • Doctoral Research Symposium Chair
  • Member of Faculty Search Committee Member
Professional Service
  • 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
Book Chapter
    Conference Proceeding
    1. Ishak, T.; Torres, A.; Asan, O. (2020). Developing Technology Enabled Solutions for College Students to Cope with Factors Leading to Health Problems. . Proceedings of International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care.
    2. Choudhury, A.; Asan, O. (2020). Human Factors: Bridging Artificial Intelligence and Patient Safety.. Proceedings of International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care,.
    3. Elkefi, S.; Wang, H.; Asan, O. (2020). Organizational Considerations from HFE to Speed up the Adoption of AI-Enabled Technology in Medical Diagnostics. Proceedings of International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care.
    4. Sinatra, C.; Asan, O. (2020). The Effects of Telehealth/eHealth Interventions on Oncological Disease Treatment Outcomes with Implications for Work Systems: A Systematic Literature Review. . Proceedings of International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care,.
    5. Choudhury, A.; Asan, O.; Mansouri, M. (2020). Role of Artificial Intelligence, Clinicians & Policymakers in Clinical Decision Making: A Systems Viewpoint (pp. 1-8). IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering .
    6. Arunachalam, 2. P.; Asan, O.; Pasupathy, K. S.; Heaton,, . A.; Hellmich, , . R.; Wutthisirisart, .; Sir, M. Y. (2019). Patient-Care Team Contact Patterns Impact Treatment Length of Stay in the Emergency Department. IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC).
    7. Crotty, B.; Holt, J.; Cusatis, .; Asan, O.; Williams, J.; Flynn, K.; Moore, J.; Makoul, . (2018). Humanizing the Chart: Becoming More Responsive to Patient Needs Through Implementation of PatientWisdom (2 ed., vol. 4, pp. e11793). Iproceedings.
    Journal Article
    1. Asan, O.; Yu, Z.; Crotty, B. H. (2021). How clinician-patient communication affects trust in health information sources: Temporal trends from a national cross-sectional survey. Plos one (2 ed., vol. 16, pp. e0247583). Public Library of Science San Francisco, CA USA.
    2. Elkefi, S.; Yu, Z.; Asan, O. (2021). Online Medical Record Nonuse Among Patients: Data Analysis Study of the 2019 Health Information National Trends Survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research (2 ed., vol. 23, pp. e24767). JMIR Publications Inc., Toronto, Canada.
    3. Rau, N.; Hassan, K.; Ahamed, I.; Asan, O.; Flynn, K.; Basir, M. (2020). Designing a Tablet-Based Prematurity Education App for Parents Hospitalized for Preterm Birth. . International Journal of Medical Informatics (vol. 141, pp. 104200).
    4. Choudhury, A.; Asan, O. (2020). Role of artificial intelligence in patient safety outcomes: a systematic literature review. . JMIR Medical Informatics (7 ed., vol. 8, pp. e18599).
    5. Van Swol, L.; Kolb, M.; Asan, O. (2020). “We are on the same page:” The importance of screen sharing for promoting shared information and collaborative decision-making. Journal of Communication in Healthcare (2 ed., vol. 13, pp. 129-137).
    6. Asan, O.; Bayrak, A.; Choudhury, A. (2020). Artificial Intelligence and Human Trust in Healthcare: Focus on Clinicians. Journal of Medical Internet Research (6 ed., vol. 22, pp. e15154). Toronto, ON: JMIR Publications.
    7. Crotty, B.; Asan, O.; Stolley, M.; Pezzin, L.; Nattinger, A. (2020). Qualitative Assessment of Unmet Information Management Needs of Informal Cancer Caregivers – 4 Themes to Inform Oncology Practice.. JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics (vol. 4, pp. 521-528).
    8. Choudhury, A.; Asan, O.; Crotty, B. (2020). 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 (1 ed., vol. 8, pp. 42-49).
    9. Cuastis, R.; Holt, J.; Asan, O.; Crotty, B. (2020). “Tell Me Straight”: Patient and Clinician Perspectives on How Patient-Generated Contextual Data Impacts Communication in Everyday Practice. Patient and Education Counseling (4 ed., vol. 103, pp. 734-740).
    10. Holt, J. M.; Cusatis, R.; Asan, O.; Williams, J.; Nukuna, S.; Flynn, K. E.; Moore, J.; Crotty, B. H. (2019). Incorporating patient-generated contextual data into care: Clinician perspectives using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Science.. Healthcare (Amsterdam, Netherlands) (pp. 100369).
    11. Yan, A. F.; Stevens, P.; Holt, C.; Walker, A.; Ng, A.; McManus, P.; Basen-Enguist, K.; Weinhardt, L. S.; Underwood, S. M.; Asan, O.; Wang, M. Q. (2019). 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 (3 ed., vol. 28).
    12. Asan, O.; Scanlon, M. C.; Crotty, B.; Holden, R. J.; Flynn, K. E. (2019). Parental Perceptions of Displayed Patient Data in a PICU: An Example of Unintentional Empowerment. Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (5 ed., vol. 20, pp. 435-441).
    13. Crotty, B. H.; Winn, A. N.; Asan, O.; Nagavally, S.; Walker, R. J.; Egede, L. E. (2019). Clinician Encouragement and Online Health Record Usage. Journal of General Internal Medicine.
    14. Asan, O.; Crotty, B.; Nagavally, S.; Egede, L. E. (2019). 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 (vol. 7).
    15. 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. Wisconsin Medical Journal (5 ed., vol. 117, pp. 219-223).
    16. Asan, O.; Cooper, F.; Nagavally, S.; Walker, R. J.; Williams, J. S.; Ozieh, M. N.; Egede, L. E. (2018). Preferences for health information technologies among US adults: Analysis of the health information national trends survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research (10 ed., vol. 20).

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