WiSOR is an interdisciplinary, multi-investigator research program that supports a wide variety of outcomes-focused research, including comparative effectiveness research, qualitative research (particularly involving patient-provider interactions), performance and safety in surgical care, health care disparities, patterns of care, quality of life, and decision analysis.
The Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR) was established in 2011 to address the increasing priority of integrating health services research into the advancement of surgical care. With an emphasis on outcomes, quality, and cost, health services research is becoming essential to guiding patient care and redefining best practices in academic surgery.
The mission of WiSOR is to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of surgical care through research and innovation at the University of Wisconsin. WiSOR aims to provide an intellectual home for surgical outcomes research while providing support and resources to facilitate and expedite research. WiSOR is also committed to career development and training for the next generation of researchers pursuing health services research in the field of surgery.
Where to Find Us
The WiSOR offices are located in the K6/100 office space. View a map to our offices.
- Corrine Voils, PhD, Director
- David Francis, MD, Associate Director
- Kathy Miller, Assistant Director
- Nicole Barnard, Administrative Assistant
WiSOR faculty, staff, and student workers may reserve a workspace online through the EMS platform. Additional instructions for using the system are available here. If you need access to the online booking system, please contact Nicole Barnard.