9 - 12 November 2014 GROUP 2014
Sanibel Island, FL
16 - 18 August 2014 CSCW 2015 PC Meeting
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
E: aleksarc [@] drexel dot edu
Recent News & Events
Note to Prospective Students: I am looking for PhD students passionate about investigating the role of technology in assisting fast-paced, high-risk medical work. If you are interested in designing, developing and implementing information technology in medical domains of great societal importance, please contact me to setup a time to discuss mutual interests and potential research projects. See also here for more information about our interdisciplinary PhD Program in Information Studies in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University.
August 2014: Panel on digital checklists and cognitive aids in medicine accepted to AMIA 2014! Drs. Winters (Johns Hopkins Medicine), Burd (Children's National Medical Center), and Chu (Stanford University) will share their experiences with checklist design and development on Tuesday, November 18 @ 10.30am.
August 2014: A paper with my PhD student Diana Kusunoki on designing for temporal awareness in time-critical medical work has been accepted to ACM CSCW 2015!
August 2014: As part of my outreach efforts, I gave a lunchtime talk to middle school girls from the Philadelphia area schools enrolled in the 2014 robotic/tech camp Robot Springboard @ Drexel. Rachael and Hannah Tipperman, two exceptional young ladies who founded this camp were featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
July 2014: Our team has been awarded an NIH R01 grant to continue our work on automatic workflow capture to improve trauma resuscitation outcomes!!
July 2014: Our journal article on using participatory design to elicit designs for supporting emergency medical work has been accepted for publication in Computer Supported Cooperative Work. See here for the Online First version of the article.
The goal of my research is to understand how individuals within collocated teams interact, communicate and make decisions while solving complex problems under time pressure. So far, my research has focused on studying trauma resuscitation teams as they treat severely injured patients immediately after injury. My approach is multidisciplinary, user-centered and team-oriented. I work closely with engineers, computer scientists and trauma surgeons to inform the design of technological solutions to support information sharing and medical decision making.
Kusunoki, D. S., Sarcevic, A., Weibel, N., Marsic, I., Zhang, Z., Tuveson, G., Burd, R. S., "Balancing design tensions: Iterative display design to support ad hoc and interdisciplinary medical teamwork," to appear in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014), pp. 3777-3786, Toronto, Canada, April 26 – May 1, 2014.
Sarcevic, A., Marsic, I., and Burd, R. S., "Teamwork errors in trauma resuscitation," ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), vol. 19, no. 2, article 13, July 2012.
Sarcevic, A., Palen, L. A., and Burd, R. S., "Coordinating time-critical work with role-tagging," in Proceedings of theACM 2011 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2011), pp. 465-474, Hangzhou, China, March 19-23, 2011.
Diana Kusunoki, Ph.D. candidate in Information Studies, Drexel University Zhan Zhang, Ph.D. candidate in Information Studies, Drexel University Nina Multak, Ph.D. student in Information Studies, Drexel University Maria Yala, Undergraduate student, Computer Science, Drexel University Nicole Ferraro, Undergraduate student, Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University