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Anne M. Turner

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Professor, Health Services
Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education


MPH   University of Washington, 2005   (Health Services, Medical Informatics)
MLIS   University of Washington, 2001   (Information Sciences)
MD   Brown University, 1985   (Medicine)
BS   University of California (Irvine), 1981   (Biology)

Contact Info


Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98105

campus box:   354809
voice:   206-221-3615

Public health workforce information workflow; public health digital libraries; natural language processing to access to public health gray literature

Hartzler AL, Osterhage K, Demiris G, Phelan EA, Thielke SM, Turner AM. Understanding views on everyday use of personal health information: Insights from community dwelling older adults. Inform Health Soc Care. 2017 Apr 11:1-14. doi: 10.1080/17538157.2017.1297815. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28399725    PMCID: PMC5636651
PubMed Central

Taylor JO, Hartzler AL, Osterhage KP, Demiris G, Turner AM. Monitoring for change: the role of family and friends in helping older adults manage personal health information. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 May 2. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy037. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 29726993

Dew KN, Turner AM, Choi YK, Bosold A, Kirchhoff K. Development of machine translation technology for assisting health communication: A systematic review. J Biomed Inform. 2018 Jul 19. pii: S1532-0464(18)30144-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2018.07.018. [Epub ahead of print] Review.  PMID: 30031857

Turner AM, Osterhage K, Loughran J, Painter I, Demiris G, Hartzler AL, Phelan EA. Emergency information management needs and practices of older adults: A descriptive study. Int J Med Inform. 2018 Mar;111:149-158. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2017.12.001. Epub 2017 Dec 8.  PMID: 29425626

Meischke H, Painter IS, Stangenes SR, Weaver MR, Fahrenbruch CE, Rea T, Turner AM. Simulation training to improve 9-1-1 dispatcher identification of cardiac arrest: A randomized controlled trial. Resuscitation. 2017 Oct;119:21-26. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.07.025. Epub 2017 Jul 29.  PMID: 28760696

Chair, thesis committee for Alyssa Bosold
Racial/ethnic differences in long-acting reversible contraception use following the Affordable Care Act's contraception coverage mandate

Chair, thesis committee for Kate Goldberg
Oral disease in immigrant children attending a university dental clinic

Member, thesis committee for Amritha Bhat
Delivering perinatal depression care in a rural obstetric setting: a mixed methods analysis of feasibliity, acceptability, effectiveness.

Chair, thesis committee for Molly Buice
Smoke signals: An analysis of policies to reduce hookah use among adolescents in Washington State

Chair, thesis committee for Sara Pope
The effect of the patient centered medical home on cervical cancer screening rates in a Navy family medicine clinic

Investigating the Potential of New Language Technologies to Facilitate EMS and LEP Communication
Medic One Foundation
PI:   Turner           Dates:    1/25/2016 - 1/24/2017

Addressing the Personal Health Information Management Needs of Older Adults
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Turner           Dates:    9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016

Addressing the Personal Health Information Management Needs of Older Adults
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Turner           Dates:    12/1/2013 - 11/30/2018

TranPHorm Translation Project

Researchers at TransPHorm are investigating the use of machine translation technology to shorten the time and costs of translating public health materials. The end goal of this research is to improve access to health information within limited English proficiency (LEP) populations.

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