School of Information and Library Science (SILS)
Health Technology and Informatics Librarian
Health Sciences Library
Manning Hall, Room 305
Expertise and Interests:
Health informatics and analytics, electronic health records, clinical care research, and research impact metrics
BA (Library and Information Science), Wuhan University
MS (Information Management), Wuhan University
PhD (Library and Information Science), University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Yu is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a Health Technology and Informatics Librarian at the UNC Health Sciences Library. Her research interests include electronic health records, user interface design and evaluation, data analytics and visualization, clinical care research, digital health, and research impact metrics. Her current work focuses on health information system evaluation for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and validation and reliability testing of activity trackers.
Course Regularly Taught: INLS 523 Database Systems I
Selected Publications, Presentations, and Posters:
Mosaly, R. P., Mazur L. M., Fei Y., Guo, H., Merck, D., Moore, C., Marks, L., & Mostafa, J. Relating Task Demand, Mental Effort and Task Difficulty with Physicians’ Performance during Interactions with Electronic Health Records (EHRs). International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. Accepted (June 29th, 2017).
White, M., Hayes, B., Yu, F., Hinrichs, R., and Dave, G. (2016). Creating the picture together: a process model for conducting bibliometrics analysis at an academic health sciences institute. IFLA WLIC 2016, Ohio.
Mazure, L. M., Mosaly, R. P., Moore, C., Comitz, E., Yu, F., Falchook, A. D., ... Marks, B. L. (2016). Toward a better understanding of task demands, workload, and performance during physician-computer interactions. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 0: 1-8. Doi:10.1093/jamia/ocw016
Yu, F., Carrasco, V., Mane, K., and Mostafa, J. (2015). Visual-based Interactive Clinical Decision Support Tools: Developing User-centric Approaches. In: proceedings of the 2015 American Medical Informatics Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Yu, F. (2017, August). EHRs, Data Analytics, & Digital Health. Presentation at the Carolina Health Informatics Doctoral Students Seminar, Chapel Hill, NC.
Hayes, B. & Yu, F. (2016, October). Tooling Up: Exploring and Evaluating Bibliometric and Social Network Analysis Tools for Use with Research Communities. Poster session presented at the NIH Symposium: Bibliometrics and Research Impact Assessment, Bethesda, MD.
Yu, F. (2015, January). Iterative methodology and usability improvement for clinical decision support. Presentation at the Duke/UNC Health Informatics Seminar Series, Chapel Hill, NC.
Awards and Recognition:
2006 Margaret Mary Corbett Memorial Award for the best LIS student Dissertation proposal, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
Winner of the Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science, Chinese American Librarians Association Scholarship Committee (CALA), 2002