Harry Hochheiser, PhD

Room 417
5607 Baum Boulevard
Phone: 
412-648-9300
Fax: 
412-624-5310
Skype: 
harryhochheiser
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Primary Appointment: 
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Assistant Professor in the Intelligent Systems Program
Associate Director, Biomedical Informatics Training Program
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Peer-reviewed Publications: 
43
Biography
My research has covered a range of topics, including human-computer interaction, information visualization, bioinformatics, universal usability, security, privacy, and public policy implications of computing systems. I have published more than 25 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and two book chapters. I am currently working on the development of highly-interactive, user-centered systems for finding and exploring biomedical datasets, with specific applications ranging from basic research data to electronic health records. Earlier efforts included NSF-funded projects in computer security in introductory computer science classes and computational thinking. In addition to my research experience in computer science education, I have taught and developed several courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including Introductory Computer Science, Introduction to Algorithms, Information Visualization, Advanced Web Development, and Human-Computer Interaction. I am a reviewer for several journals, including Information Visualization, ACM Transactions on Human Computer Interaction, Interacting with Computers, Risk Analysis, and Advances in Bioinformatics. I have also served on program committees for several conferences, including the IEEE Information Visualization Symposium (2007-2009), the ACM Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (2009-2010), Advanced Visual Interfaces (2010), and the Security and Privacy in Medical and Home-Care Systems Workshop (2009-2010). I have been a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Computing Machinery's US Public Policy Committee (USACM) since 2004, and I am co-author of Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction (Wiley, 2010).
Research/Scholarship Interests: 
biomedical informatics; bioinformatics; clinical informatics; collaborative science; human-computer interaction; information visualization; computer-supported cooperative work; Attitude of Health Personnel; Humans; Workflow; Young Adult; Aged; Adult; Nursing Methodology Research; Qualitative Research; Nursing Staff, Hospital; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; Nursing Evaluation Research; Point-of-Care Systems; United States; Male; Electronic Health Records; Nursing Records; Middle Aged
(Legend: Current Major/ Current Minor, Non-current Major/ Non-current Minor)
Education & Training: 
Post-Doctoral Computational Biology National Institute on Aging in 2006
PhD Computer Science University of Maryland in 2003
MS Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991
BS Computer Science and Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991
Academic Appointments: 
2012 - present
Assistant Professor, Intelligent Systems Program, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
2009 - present
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics, Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Grants & Contracts: 
09/15/2015 - 06/30/2019
NLM 1 R01 LM012095
Development and Evaluation of a Learning Electronic Medical Record System
Role: Co-Investigator
09/15/2014 - 08/31/2018
NHGRI U54HG008540
Center for Causal Modeling and Discovery of Biomedical Knowledge from Big Data
Role: Co-Investigator
08/1/2014 - 07/31/2015
NIH R24OD011883
Supplement to Supplement to Semantic LAMHDI: Linking diseases to model organism resources
Role: Co-Investigator
05/1/2014 - 04/30/2019
NIH/NCI 1 U24 CA184407-01
Cancer Deep Phenotype Extraction from Electronic Medical Records
Role: Co-Investigator
05/1/2014 - 04/30/2019
NIH 1U01DE024425-01
Human Genomics Analysis Interface for FaceBase 2
Role: Co-Investigator
02/1/2014 - 02/1/2018
Baobab Health Trust (CDC) U2GGH00729
Improving the delivery & management of HIV /AIDS care in Malawi through Appropriate Medical Informatics
Role: Co-Investigator
02/1/2014 - 01/31/2017
NIH/NLM 1 R01 LM011838-01
Addressing gaps in clinically useful evidence on drug-drug interactions
Role: Co-Investigator
09/1/2012 - 06/30/2016
Oregon Health Sciences University (NIH) 1R24 OD011883
Semantic LAMHDI: Linking diseases to model organism resources
Role: Co-Investigator
07/1/2012 - 06/30/2016
AHRQ 5R01HS021290
Quantifying Electronic Medical Records Usability to Improve Clinical Workflow
Role: Co-Investigator
04/1/2012 - 03/31/2014
DHHS 90TR0002-01
SHARP Area 4: Secondary Use of EHR Data
Role: Co-Investigator
04/1/2012 - 03/31/2015
NIH 1U01HL112707
Sarcoidosis and A1AT Genomics & Informatics Center
Role: Co-Investigator
09/9/2011 - 04/30/2014
NIH 3U01DE020050-03S1
Ontology-based integration of human studies data
Role: Co-Investigator
07/1/2011 - 08/31/2015
NIH 1R01LM010964
Interactive Search and Review of Clinical Records with Multi-layered Semantic Annotation
Role: Co-Investigator
09/21/2009 - 04/30/2014
University of Iowa (NIH) 5 U01 DE020057-04
FaceBase Data Management and Coordination Hub
Role: Co-Investigator

 

Publications

Handler, S. M., Boyce, R. D., Ligons, F., Perera, S., Nace, D. A., & Hochheiser, H. (2013). Use and Perceived Benefits of Mobile Devices by Physicians in Preventing Adverse Drug Events in the Nursing Home. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 14(12), 906–910. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2013.08.014 PMID: 24094901 PMCID: PMC4351260

The FaceBase Consortium: A Comprehensive Program to Facilitate Craniofacial Research. Harry Hochheiser, Bruce J. Aronow, Kristin Artinger, Terri H.Beaty, James F. Brinkley, Yang Chai, David Clouthier, Michael L. Cunningham, Michael Dixon, Leah Rae Donahue, Scott E. Fraser, Junichi Iwata, Mary L. Marazita11, Jeffrey C. Murray, Stephen Murray, John Postlethwait, Steven Potter, Linda Shapiro, Richard Spritz, Axel Visel, Seth M. Weinberg and Paul A. Trainor*, for the FaceBase Consortium.

Kohle-Ersher A, Chatterjee P, Osmanbeyoglu HU, Hochheiser H, Bartos CE. Evaluating the Barriers to Point-of-Care Documentation for Nursing Staff. Comput Inform Nurs. 2011 Oct 21. PubMed PMID: 22024972

Kohle-Ersher A, Chatterjee P, Osmanbeyoglu HU, Hochheiser H, Bartos CE. Evaluating the Barriers to Point-of-Care Documentation for Nursing Staff. Comput Inform Nurs. 2011 Oct 21. PubMed PMID: 22024972

Hochheiser H, Shneiderman B. From Bowling Alone to Tweeting Together: Technology- Mediated Social Participation. interactions. 2010; 17(2):64-67. (Invited)

Lazar J, Feng J,Hochheiser H. Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction. London: Wiley; 2010.

Hochheiser H, Lazar J. Revisiting breadth vs. depth in menu structures for blind users of screen readers. Interacting with Computers. 2010; 22 (5):389-398.

Sauer G, Lazar J, Hochheiser H, Feng J. Towards A Universally Usable Human Interaction Proof: Evaluation of Task Completion Strategies. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. 2010; 2(4):15:1-15:32.

Hochheiser H, Shneiderman B. From Bowling Alone to Tweeting Together: Technology- Mediated Social Participation. interactions. 2010; 17(2):64-67. (Invited)

Lazar J, Feng J,Hochheiser H. Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction. London: Wiley; 2010.

Hochheiser H, Lazar J. Revisiting breadth vs. depth in menu structures for blind users of screen readers. Interacting with Computers 2010; 22 (5):389-398.

Taylor B, Hochheiser H, Azadegan A, O'Leary M.  Cross-site Security Integration: Preliminary Experiences across Curricula and Institutions. The 13th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education; Seattle Washington. 2009.

Turner C,Hochheiser H, Feng J, Taylor B, Lazar J, Azadegan A, O'Leary M. Cooperative Information Assurance Capacity Building. The 13th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education; 2009 Jun; Seattle Washington. 2009.

Jerome GJ, Durm J,Hochheiser H, Appel LJ. Accessibility of Physical Activity Promotion Websites For Persons With Visual Impairments. 2nd International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health; Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 2008.

Harry Hochheiser, Bruce J. Aronow, Kristin Artinger, Terri H.Beaty, James F. Brinkley, Yang Chai, David Clouthier, Michael L. Cunningham, Michael Dixon, Leah Rae Donahue, Scott E. Fraser, Junichi Iwata, Mary L. Marazita11, Jeffrey C. Murray, Stephen Murray, John Postlethwait, Steven Potter, Linda Shapiro, Richard Spritz, Axel Visel, Seth M. Weinberg and Paul A. Trainor, for the FaceBase Consortium. The FaceBase Consortium: A Comprehensive Program to Facilitate Craniofacial Research.

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