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Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith

Expert on communication through health information systems, particularly consumer health vocabularies, and provision of health information in non-clinical settings.

Professor, Information School; Discovery Fellow, Virtual Environments Group, WID College of Letters and Science Work: 608-890-1334 — Home and cell phones available upon request


  • Public libraries and health information
  • Consumer health vocabularies for information retrieval and online representation of patients
  • Knowledge representation in health information systems


  • National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics Predoctoral Trainee, 1997-2002
  • Diana Forsythe Award, American Medical Informatics Association, 2005
  • Jeffrey Katzer Award for Teaching and Service, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, 2006)
  • International Medical Informatics Association Yearbook, 2009