University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement 

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Pascale Carayon, Director
3130 Engineering Centers Buiding
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: 608/263-2520
Fax: 608/263-1425




The Center For Quality and Productivity Improvement is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Engineering. Our work applies the principles of human factors and systems engineering to improve the quality and safety of work processes, working life, and health care.

Specific areas of research include:


  • Health care and patient safety;
  • Computer and information security; and
  • Job design and safety.

CQPI is a true interdisciplinary center. Our faculty represent a variety of fields, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, business, and engineering.

Through hands-on “action research” projects, we work with diverse groups throughout UW-Madison, the U.S., and the world.

We invite scientists and organizations interested in human factors and systems engineering research to contact us and discuss potential collaborations.