The Pacific Northwest Node is proud to announce that one of its members, Kari Stephens, PhD, was just featured as one of nine “rising stars” in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology journal (v. 47(9), p. 46). The piece features a “group of early career psychologists who confronted problems and found unique ways to solve them.”
Dr. Stephens, an assistant professor in the University of Washington’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Science department, is recognized for her work on “extracting elusive health data” by leading a groundbreaking project that aims to help community health clinics gather research data using electronic health records.
That project, Data QUEST, is capable of harmonizing EHR data from multiple clinics using different platforms across the 5-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) region. Both the CDC and NIDA are already using the system in their research, and the data have also been used by UW researchers studying wellness counseling for Native American women.
Read the article here: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2016/10/cover-rising-stars.aspx
Congratulations and keep up the great work, Dr. Stephens!