Research and Selected Publications

19th c. Lady Looking for Something

Journal articles

Smith, C.A., & Eschenfelder, K.R. (In press). Public libraries in an age of financial complexity: Toward enhancing community financial literacy. Library Quarterly.

Keselman, A., & Smith, C.A. (2012). A classification of errors in lay comprehension of medical documents. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 45(6): 1151-63. PMCID: PMC3504163.

Smith, C.A., Hetzel, S., Dalrymple, P., & Keselman, A. (2011). Beyond readability: Improving comprehensibility of clinical text for consumers. Journal of Medical Internet Research. Available online.

Smith, C.A. (2011). A Go Local bibliography. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet.[Special Issue: Go Local: Lessons Learned.] 15(3): 299-304. doi: 10.1080/15398285.2011.597349.

Smith, C.A. (2011). Introduction to the Go Local Special Issue. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet [Special Issue: Go Local: Lessons Learned.]. 15(3):235-245. doi: 10.1080/15398285.2011.597339.

Smith, C.A. (2011). “The easier-to-use version”: Public librarian awareness of consumer health resources from the National Library of Medicine. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 15(2), 149-163.

Smith, C.A. (2011). Consumer language, patient language, and thesauri: A review of the literature. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 99(2), 135–144. Available online.

Keselman, A., Logan, R., Smith C.A., Leroy, G., Zeng-Treitler, Q. (2008). Developing informatics tools and strategies for consumer-centered health communication. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 15(4): 473–483[Selected for International Medical Informatics Association Yearbook 2009]. Available online.

Keselman, A., Smith, C.A., Divita, G., Kim, H., Browne, A.C., Leroy, G., Zeng-Treitler, Q. Consumer health concepts that do not map to the UMLS: Where do they fit? (2008). Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 15(4): 496–505.  Available online.

Smith, C.A. (2007). The Ten Thousand Questions Project: Towards a better understanding of consumer health vocabulary. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 11(1), 33-47.

Nicholson, S., & Smith, C.A. (2007). Using lessons from health care to protect the privacy of library users: Guidelines for the de-identification of library data based on HIPAA. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 58(8): 1198-1206. 

Smith, C.A. (2005). An evolution of experts: MEDLINE in the library school. Journal of the Medical Library Association [special issue]. Available online.

Smith, C.A. (2000). Invasion of the “gland grafters”. The Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine, 4(2), 53-56.

Conference proceedings

Smith, C.A., & Wicks, P. (2008). PatientsLikeMe: Consumer health vocabulary as a folksonomy. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association 2008 Annual Symposium. Available online.

Smith, C.A. (2007). Nursery, gutter, or anatomy class? Obscene expression in consumer health. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association 2007 Annual Symposium. Available online.

Keselman, A., Slaughter, L., Smith, C., Kim, H., Divita, G., Browne, A., & Zeng-Treitler, Q. (2007). Towards consumer-friendly PHRs: Patients’ experience with reviewing their health records. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association 2007 Annual Symposium. Available online.

Zeng-Treitler, Q., Kim, H., Goryachev, S., Keselman, A., Slaughter, L., & Arnott Smith, C. (2007). Text characteristics of clinical reports and their implications for the readability of personal health records. Medinfo 2007, Brisbane, Australia.

Smith, C.A. & Haque, S.N. (2006). Paper versus electronic documentation in complex chronic illness: A comparison. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association 2006 Annual Symposium. Available online.

Arnott Smith, C. (2006). Information retrieval in medicine: The electronic medical record as a new domain. ASIST Proceedings. Available online.

Østerlund, C., Dosa, N.P., & Smith, C.A. (2005). Mother knows best: Medical record management for patients with spina bifida during the transition from pediatric to adult care. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association 2005 Annual Symposium. Available online .  [Winner of the 2005 Diana Forsyth Award from the American Medical Informatics Association].

¨Smith, C.A. (2003). Effect on XML markup on retrieval of clinical documents. Proceedings of AMIA Annual Fall Symposium, 697-701. Available online.

Smith, C.A., Stavri, P.Z., & Chapman, W.W. (2002). In their own words? A terminological analysis of e-mail to a cancer information service. Proceedings of AMIA Annual Fall Symposium, 697-701. Available online.

Lowe, H.J., Antipov, I., Hersh, W., & Arnott Smith, C.  (1998a). Representing images in the multimedia electronic medical record using semantic indexing and image content-based representation to support knowledge-based retrieval of medical images. EPRiMP-98 (IMIA), Rotterdam, Holland.

Lowe, H.J., Antipov, I., Hersh, W., & Arnott Smith, C. (1998b). Towards knowledge-based retrieval of medical images: The role of semantic indexing, image content representation and knowledge-based retrieval.  Proceedings of AMIA Annual Fall Symposium, 882-6. Available online.

Monographs and book chapters

Keselman, A., Hundal, S., & Smith, C.A. (2012). “General and environmental health as the context for science education.” In A. Zeyer & Kyburz-Graber, R. (Eds.), Health, Environment and Science Education. New York: Springer Verlag.

Østerlund, C., Dosa, N., & Smith, C.A. (2010). Mother, my medical record: What role do patients with chronic conditions and parents play in the management of their medical information? In The Informatics of Diabetes (Eds. Barbara M. Hayes and William Aspray): 271-292. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Smith, C.A. (2008). Consumer health. In S. Wood (Ed.), Medical Librarianship: A handbook. Haworth.

Smith, C.A. (2007). A triage taxonomy for medical questions. In R. David Lankes, Scott Nicholson, Marie L. Radford, Lynn Westbrook (Eds.) The Virtual Reference Service: From Competencies to Assessment. NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Smith, C.A., & Stavri, P.Z. (2005). Consumer health vocabularies. In D. Lewis, G. Eysenbach, R. Kukafka, P.Z. Stavri, & H. Jimison, (Eds.) Consumer Health Informatics. New York: Springer-Verlag. [Invited contributor]

Technical reports

Smith, C.A., & Eschenfelder, K. (2011, October). Public libraries as financial literacy supporters. Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Working Paper 2011-CFS.10). Available online.

Smith, C.A. (2005). Electronic Health Records: Sharing Knowledge While Preserving Privacy. IBM Center for the Business of Government E-Health Initiative Research Report [monograph]. Available online.