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Expertise and Research Interests: 
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Literature-Based Discovery
  • Text Summarization
  • Machine Learning
  • Information-Seeking Behavior
  • Serendipitous Knowledge Discovery
  • Human-Computer Interaction
Educational Institution Degree Year Field of Study
University of Utah PhD 2011 Biomedical Informatics
University of Hawaii MLIS 1993 Library and Information Studies
University of Utah BA 1989 English (Minor in Italian)






Professional Activities: 
  • National Library of Medicine (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • University of Utah (NLM Medical Informatics Trainee)
  • University of Utah (Librarian)
  • Salt Lake County Library System (Librarian)
  • Innovative Emergency Management (Research Associate)
  • GTE (Librarian)
Professional Organizations: 
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American Society for Information Science and Technology
Honors and Awards: 
  • Bruce A. Houtchens Award in Medical Informatics and Telemedicine, 2011;
  • Annual award for best paper in biomedical informatics, health informatics, or telemedicine;  School of Medicine, University of Utah.
  • National Library of Medicine Rotation for Medical Informatics Trainees, 2008
  • NCLIS 2006 Health Award for Libraries for the State of Utah (presented to the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library for the goLocalUtah project).
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Golden Key Honour Society
  • Beta Phi Mu Honor Society
Publications/Tools by Elizabeth Workman: 
Workman E, Weir, C, Rindflesch TC. Differentiating Sense through Semantic Interaction Data. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2017 Feb 10;2016:1238-1247. eCollection 2016.
Workman TE, Fiszman M, Cairelli MJ, Nahl D, Rindflesch TC. Spark, an application based on Serendipitous Knowledge Discovery. J Biomed Inform. 2016 Apr;60:23-37. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2015.12.014. Epub 2015 Dec 28.
Del Fiol G, Workman TE, Gorman PN. Clinical questions raised by clinicians at the point of care: a systematic review. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 May;174(5):710-8. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.368.
Workman TE, Rosemblat G, Fiszman M, Rindflesch TC. A literature-based assessment of concept pairs as a measure of semantic relatedness. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2013 Nov 16;2013:1512-21. eCollection 2013.
Cairelli MJ, Miller CM, Fiszman M, Workman TE, Rindflesch TC. Semantic MEDLINE for discovery browsing: using semantic predications and the literature-based discovery paradigm to elucidate a mechanism for the obesity paradox. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2013 Nov 16;2013:164-73. eCollection 2013.
Workman TE, Fiszman M, Rindflesch TC, Nahl D. Framing Serendipitous Information Seeking Behavior for Facilitating Literature-Based Discovery: A Proposed Model. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 2013, in press.
Rindflesch TC, Fiszman M, Kilicoglu H, Rosemblat G, Shin D, Cairelli M, Chen G, Miller CM, Workman E. Semantic Knowledge Representation Project: Advanced Information Management for Biomedical Research September 2012 Technical Report to the LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors.
Workman TE, Fiszman M, Hurdle JF. Text summarization as a decision support aid. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012 May 23;12:41. doi: 10.1186/1472-6947-12-41.
Workman TE, Stoddart JM. Rethinking information delivery: using a natural language processing application for point-of-care data discovery. J Med Libr Assoc. 2012 Apr;100(2):113-20. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.100.2.009.
Workman TE, Fiszman M, Hurdle JF, Rindflesch TC. Biomedical text summarization to support genetic database curation: using Semantic MEDLINE to create a secondary database of genetic information. J Med Libr Assoc. 2010 Oct;98(4):273-81. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.98.4.003.