Fei Yu

Assistant Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science; Health Technology and Informatics Librarian, Health Sciences Library
Manning Hall 305
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Faculty Expertise:

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 UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS). 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 digital health devices.

Courses Regularly Taught: 
INLS 523 Database Systems I

NLS 718 User Interface Design

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

Selected Publications, Papers, Presentations: 

Kumar, M. & Yu, F. (2017, September). Making a difference: Research evidence on impact of global digital health on health outcomes. Poster abstract accepted and poster presented at Triangle Global Health Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Mosaly, R. P., Mazur L. M., Yu, F., Guo, H., Merck, D., Moore, C., Marks, L., & Mostafa, J. (2017). Relating Task Demand, Mental Effort and Task Difficulty with Physicians’ Performance during Interactions with Electronic Health Records (EHRs). International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.  September issue. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10447318.2017.1365459

Yu, F. (2017, August). EHRs, Data Analytics, & Digital Health. Presentation at the Carolina Health Informatics Doctoral Students Seminar, Chapel Hill, NC.

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.

In the News

November 6, 2019