During Summer 2017, I was a research assistant at Johns Hopkins Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Casey Overby. As a part of my internship experience, I worked on a project which aimed to improve the decision support for communicating genomic data. The group of researchers I worked with explored user-centered tools for communicating big data in healthcare. My contribution to this project was running user studies and evaluating the prototype designed in term of the functionalities that support collaborative workplace.
With the growing number of clinical practice guidelines in precision medicine, updating these guildines requires an involvement of multiple stakeholders. That would be a time consuming process. Mitigating this challenge requires developing computerized tools in order to maintain high quality and relevant updates in a timely manner.