Stephanie W. Haas

School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Contact Information
Email: shaas at email dot unc dot edu
Phone: 919-962-8360
Office: 111 Manning Hall
Mail: CB# 3360, 100 Manning Hall,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360

Teaching -- Recent Courses

INLS 512, Applications of Natural Language Processing, Spring 2013
INLS 523, Database 1, Introduction to Database, Fall 2011
INLS 582, Systems Analysis, Fall 2012

Research -- Selected Project Summaries

Chief Complaint and Triage Notes in the Emergency Department Patient Record
When you go to the emergency room, the triage nurse asks why you are there. The chief complaint data element of your patient record briefly records the major problem. The triage note provides more detail, including symptoms, events (such as a fall or accident), and other potentially relevant information. The North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool, NC DETECT, uses information from these data elements for public health surveillance. Extracting useful information  from the clinical notes of the patient record for surveillance and other purposes is an ongoing challenge.

North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NC PERRC) (2008 - present)
Edward Baker, Director of the NC Institute for Public Health, PI. The North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center is one of seven centers at schools of public health funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to strengthen and improve public health preparedness capacity through systems and services research. NCPERRC focuses on North Carolina public health systems and capabilities to develop and maintain sustainable preparedness and response systems. I am working on the Surveillance project, Anna Waller and Pia MacDonald , co-PIs. The goal of the surveillance project is to systematically assess the performance of timely, electronic public health surveillance systems in North Carolina and, based on the assessments, develop, implement and analyze interventions for system performance improvement. My focus is on studying the workflows and lines of communications of public health surveillance personnel.

GovStat (2000 - 2005)
The GovStat Project, Gary Marchionini, UNC School of Information and Library Science, co-PI (formally known as Integration of Data and Interfaces to Enhance Human Understanding of Government Statistics: Toward the National Statistical Knowledge Network), "seeks to create an integrated model of user access to and use of US government statistical information that is rooted in realistic data models and innovative user interfaces." Our project motto is find what you need, understand what you find. My work on this project focused on the Statistical Interactive Glossary (SIG), metadata for statistical tasks, and envisioning new kinds of help for supporting users of statistics.
GovStat Papers and Presentations
Reports to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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