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Andrew Quanbeck

Andrew Quanbeck, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health; Research Scientist, Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison



"How do we make research useful to people in the real world?"

Research Interests

Andrew's research draws upon concepts from systems engineering in developing innovative approaches to the implementation of evidence-based practices in healthcare.


Andrew is the recipient of an NIH career award aimed at launching a career in implementation science and is also multiple Principal Investigator on a clinical trial planning grant funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that is pilot testing a novel systems engineering approach to evidence-based practice adoption in primary care.

In 2015, Andrew was one of the trainees selected to attend the Training Institute on Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health through a competitive process designed to identify the most promising new investigators in the field of implementation science.

In 2014, he was selected to join the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, which brings together 100 of the nation’s leading engineers between the ages of 30-45 from industry, government, and academia to discuss cutting-edge engineering research.


  • 2015 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health Invitee
  • 2014 National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Invitee
  • 2014 Honorary faculty associate, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, UW-Madison
  • 2010-2014 Executive Committee member, VA Polytrauma & Blast-Related Injuries QUERI
  • 2010-2014 Advisory Board member, VA Family Care
  • 2010 Bollinger Award nominee
  • 2001 Bleyer Award winner
  • 1995 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Award winner

Selected Publications

  • Quanbeck AR, Chih, MY, Isham, A, Gustafson DH. (2014). Mobile Delivery of Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders: A Review of the Literature. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews. 36(1):111-122.
  • Quanbeck AR, Gustafson DH, Marsch L, McTavish, F, Brown, R, Mares, ML, Johnson, R, Glass, J. (2014). Integrating addiction treatment with primary care using mobile health technology: Protocol for an implementation research study. Implementation Science. 9(65).
  • Quanbeck, A., Brown, R. T., Zgierska, A., Johnson, R., Robinson, J. M., & Jacobson, N. (2016). Systems consultation: protocol for a novel implementation strategy designed to promote evidence-based practice in primary care. Health Research Policy and Systems, 14(1), 1.
  • Gustafson, D. H., Landucci, G., McTavish, F., Kornfield, R., Johnson, R. A., Mares, M.-L., Ryan P. Westergaard, R.P., Quanbeck, A., Alagoz, E., Pe-Romashko, K., Thomas, C., Shah, D. (2016). The effect of bundling medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction with mHealth: study protocol for a randomized clinical trial. Trials, 17, 592.