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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

Valenta AL, Berner ES, Boren SA, Deckard GJ, Eldredge C, Fridsma DB, Gadd C, Gong Y, Johnson T, Jones J, Manos EL, Phillips KT, Roderer NK, Rosendale D, Turner AM, Tusch G, Williamson JJ, Johnson SB. AMIA Board White Paper: AMIA 2017 core competencies for applied health informatics education at the master's degree level. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Oct 26. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy132. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30371862

Mikles SP, Suh H, Kientz JA, Turner AM. The use of model constructs to design collaborative health information technologies: A case study to support child development. J Biomed Inform. 2018 Oct;86:167-174. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2018.09.003. Epub 2018 Sep 5.  PMID: 30195086

Lu TC, Chen Y, Ho TW, Chang YT, Lee YT, Wang YS, Chen YP, Fu CM, Chiang WC, Huei-Ming Ma M, Fang CC, Lai F, Turner AM. A Novel Depth Estimation Algorithm of Chest Compression for Feedback of High-Quality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Based on a Smartwatch. J Biomed Inform. 2018 Sep 27. pii: S1532-0464(18)30188-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2018.09.014. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30268843

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

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

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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