3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
E: aleksarc [@] drexel dot edu
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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 2015: I was back again this summer for another lunchtime series talk at the robotic/tech camp Robot Springboard @ Drexel for middle school girls enrolled in the Philadelphia area schools. The enthusiasm these girls show for science is energizing and impressive!
April 2015: Our paper on constructing awareness through speech, gesture, gaze and movement during a time-critical medical task has been accepted to ECSCW 2015 conference!
January 2015: Very happy to announce that our CSCW 2015 paper on designing for temporal awareness in time-critical medical work has been awarded an Honorable Mention by the "Best of CSCW" committee!!
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!
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.
April 2014: Our full paper on the use of a paper checklist in emergency care has been accepted to ACM GROUP 2014!
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," 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.
Zhan Zhang, Ph.D. candidate in Information Studies, Drexel University Leah Kulp, Ph.D. student in Information Studies, Drexel University Nina Multak, Ph.D.candidate in Information Studies, Drexel University
Brett Rosen, Undergraduate student, Software Engineering, Drexel University Nicole Ferraro, Undergraduate student, Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University