BIME professor George Demiris, PhD, was a keynote speaker at the 13th International Conference on Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare (ICIMTH) on July 10-11 in Athens, Greece. His presentation was entitled “Informatics Innovations to Support Aging.”
BHI student Yong Choi was selected as one of six recipients of the 2015 Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Washington Student Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to undergraduate or graduate students that exhibit academic excellence and leadership in the healthcare science, technology, business, and/or public policy sectors.
Chung J, Chaudhuri S, Le T, Chi N, Thompson HJ, Demiris G. The use of a think-aloud to evaluate a navigation structure for a multimedia health and wellness application for older adults and their caregivers. Educational Gerontology. Forthcoming.
Le T, Thompson H, Demiris G. A Comparison of health visualization evaluation techniques with older adults. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. Forthcoming.
Zia JK, Le T, Munson S, Heitkemper MM, Demiris G. Download Alert: Understanding gastroenterology patients' perspectives on health-related smartphone apps. Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology. 2015;6:e96. doi: 10.1038/ctg.2015.25. PubMed PMID: 26133109.
AMIA 2015 Annual Symposium Presentations
The following papers, posters, and panels have been accepted for presentation at the AMIA 2015 Annual Symposium in San Francisco in November:
Dew K, Turner AM, Desai L, Martin N, Laurenzi A, Kirchhoff K. PHAST: A collaborative machine translation and post-editing tool for public health.
Eschler J, Liu LS, Vizer L, McClure J, Lozano P, Pratt W, Ralston J. Designing asynchronous communication tools for optimization of patient-clinician coordination.
Kendall L, Mishra SR, Pollack A, Aaronson B, Pratt W. Making background work visible: opportunities to address patient information needs in the hospital.
Klasnja P, Kendall L, Pratt W, Blondon K. Long-term engagement with health-management technology: a dynamic process in diabetes.
O'Leary K, Vizer L, Eschler J, Ralston J, Pratt W. Understanding patients’ health and technology attitudes for tailoring self-management interventions.
Park A, Hartzler AL, Huh J, McDonald DW, Pratt W. Homophily of vocabulary usage: beneficial effects of vocabulary similarity in online health communities participation.
Turner AM, Osterhage K, Hartzler A, Joe J, Lin L, Kanagat N, Demiris G. Use of patient portals for personal health information management: the older adult perspective.
Wang LL, Grunblatt E, Jung H, Kalet IJ, Whipple ME. Biological model development as an opportunity to provide content auditing for the foundational model of anatomy ontology.
Backonja U, Park A, Hartzler A, Griffiths T, Taylor MN, Pratt W. Using indirect and direct methods enhances online health community research.
Connelly K, Reeder B, Hall AK, Caine K, Siek K, Demiris G. HomeSHARE: A Distributed Smart Homes Testbed Initiative
Choi YK, Demiris G, Samuel A, Huang D. Design guidelines for effective data visualization of sensor monitoring data.
Devine B, Khelifi M, Keyloun K, Hendrix N, Mathias P, Bock C, Tarczy-Hornoch P. Characterizing the frequency of pharmacogenomic biomarker-guided prescribing for drugs with pharmacogenomic biomarker information in the FDA labelling: a pilot study using data from an electronic health record.
Khelifi M, Kendall L, Mishra S, Miller A, Pollack A, Aaronson B, Pratt W. Understanding the patient through visualization to improve provider-patient communication in hospitals: Know your patient to personalize your communication.
Robison N, Turner A. Automated prediction of human mobility patterns in international humanitarian response.
Yetisgen M, Klassen P, McCarthy L, Payne T, Gunn M. Annotating recommendation sentences in radiology reports.
Yim WW, Kwan S, Johnson G, Yetisgen M. Annotation of disease characteristics for cancer liver stage prediction.
Backonja U, Valdez RS, Riley W, Siek K, Zayas-Cabán T, Goodman K. Challenges, successes, and future directions of consumer health IT evaluation.
Dixon BE, Pina J, Richards J, Kharrazi H, Turner A. Looking back and moving forward: a review of public and global health informatics literature and events.
We are delighted to announce that Annie Chen will join our faculty on September 1 as an Assistant Professor. In her own words she is “motivated in my research by a delight in the power of text, numbers, and other forms of data to convey meaning; and the impetus to contribute to the enhancement of life experiences.” Annie’s research interests include patient-centered health care, particularly focusing on chronic conditions, data mining, and visualization. In the upcoming year Annie will split her time between her research and teaching the inaugural Consumer Health Informatics course that is now a required part of our core BHI graduate curriculum, as well as teaching the existing BIME 554 Biomedical Information Interactions and Design course.
With regard to patient-centered health care, Annie is particularly interested in information behavior and health management over the life course. She is interested in how patients’ knowledge structures change over time, how this in turn affects their behavior, and how patient education programs might be better designed to support these processes. Her most representative work in this area is her dissertation, focused on fibromyalgia patients’ illness journeys. With regard to data mining and visualization, Annie’s current research projects involve both social media and electronic health. She has extensive experience in the analysis of data from health-related online communities on platforms such as DailyStrength, PatientsLikeMe, and Reddit. Annie is also involved in research that is aimed at developing analytics interfaces for showing patients information from their own electronic health records. Annie also has a secondary area of research interest in the digital humanities.
Annie is graduating from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill. She has successfully defended her dissertation and will officially receive her PhD this August. Annie holds a BA in psychology from Harvard University and an MS in information science from the UNC Chapel Hill. Aside from her academic research experience, Annie has worked in various industry contexts, including PatientsLikeMe, where her work has been utilized to understand patient experiences, particularly with regard to how patients interact with medications. She has also interned twice at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, where her work included conducting a feasibility study involving comparative analysis of social media sources for text mining; developing a pipeline for harvesting and text mining tweets; and developing a system for querying, harvesting, and identifying biomedical literature of interest. In her spare time, Annie enjoys climbing and “absorbing the ambience” of neighborhoods via running, coffee shops, and exploring food culture.
On June 12, the Biomedical and Health Informatics Graduate Program held its annual End of Year Celebration at the University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB). The celebration included a graduation ceremony for the following students and postdoctoral fellows who successfully completed the BHI program this academic year.
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical and Health Informatics
Dennis N. Bromley
Melissa D. Clarkson, MA, MDes (in absentia)
Jonathan K. Joe
Alan Michael Kalet, MS
Logan Kendall, MHA
Amanda E. Lazar
Thai D. Le
Leslie S. Liu, MS
Boyce Nolan Nichols (in absentia)
Albert Park, MS
Master of Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics
Marea Jean Cobb
Maher Khelifi, PharmD
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomedical and Health Informatics
Amanda K. Hall, PhD
Lisa M. Vizer, PhD
Please join BHI in congratulating the Class of 2015!