Betsy Humphreys

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Name: Betsy L. Humphreys

Elected ACMI Fellow: 1990. Morris Collen Award: 2009


Degrees: BA Smith College, MLS University of Maryland

Current Position: Deputy Directory, National Library of Medicine

Current email:

Professional Affiliations:

Professional Activities: Coordinates the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) project.

Honors and Awards: Fellow, MLA, 2008

Marcia C. Noyes Award, 2007

Presidents Awards from both the American Medical Informatics Association and the Medical Library Association

Alumna of the Year, University of Maryland College of Information Studies, 2002

National Institutes of Health Director's Award, 1990

National Library of Medicine Director's Award, 1988

National Institutes of Health Award of Merit, 1978

Other Works:

Other Information:

Curriculum Vitae: Betsy Humpreys Resume (2008)

Selected Publications:

A retrospective cohort study of structured abstracts in MEDLINE, 1992-2006.
Ripple AM, Mork JG, Knecht LS, Humphreys BL.
J Med Libr Assoc. 2011 Apr;99(2):160-3. No abstract available.
PMID: 21464855

Presentation of the 2009 Morris F Collen Award to Betsy L Humphreys, with remarks from the recipient.
Ellison D, Humphreys BL, Mitchell J.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 Jul-Aug;17(4):481-5.
PMID: 20595319

Rising expectations: access to biomedical information.
Lindberg DA, Humphreys BL.
Yearb Med Inform. 2008:165-72.
PMID: 18587496

Building better connections: the National Library of Medicine and public health.
Humphreys BL.
J Med Libr Assoc. 2007 Jul;95(3):293-300.
PMID: 17641764

2015--the future of medical libraries.
Lindberg DA, Humphreys BL.
N Engl J Med. 2005 Mar 17;352(11):1067-70. No abstract available.
PMID: 15784661

Achieving "source transparency" in the UMLS Metathesaurus.
Hole WT, Carlsen BA, Tuttle MS, Srinivasan S, Lipow SS, Olson NE, Sherertz DD, Humphreys BL.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004;107(Pt 1):371-5.
PMID: 15360837

A consensus action agenda for achieving the national health information infrastructure.
Yasnoff WA, Humphreys BL, Overhage JM, Detmer DE, Brennan PF, Morris RW, Middleton B, Bates DW, Fanning JP.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2004 Jul-Aug;11(4):332-8. Epub 2004 Jun 7. Review.
PMID: 15187075

"You have to be there": twenty-five years of SCAMC/AMIA symposia.
Lindberg DA, Humphreys BL.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2002 Jul-Aug;9(4):332-45.
PMID: 12087115

Adjusting to progress: interactions between the National Library of Medicine and health sciences librarians, 1961-2001.
Humphreys BL.
J Med Libr Assoc. 2002 Jan;90(1):4-20.
PMID: 11838459

A national agenda for public health informatics.
Yasnoff WA, Overhage JM, Humphreys BL, LaVenture M, Goodman KW, Gatewood L, Ross DA, Reid J,
Hammond WE, Dwyer D, Huff SM, Gotham I, Kukafka R, Loonsk JW, Wagner MM.
J Public Health Manag Pract. 2001 Nov;7(6):1-21.
PMID: 11713752

A national agenda for public health informatics: summarized recommendations from the 2001 AMIA Spring Congress.
Yasnoff WA, Overhage JM, Humphreys BL, LaVenture M.

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2001 Nov-Dec;8(6):535-45.
PMID: 11687561

Electronic health record meets digital library: a new environment for achieving an old goal.
Humphreys BL.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2000 Sep-Oct;7(5):444-52.
PMID: 10984463

Powerful connections for public health: the National Library of Medicine and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
Humphreys BL, Ruffin AB, Cahn MA, Rambo N.
Am J Public Health. 1999 Nov;89(11):1633-6.
PMID: 10553380

Meeting information needs in health policy and public health: priorities for the National
Library of Medicine and The National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
Humphreys BL.
J Urban Health. 1998 Dec;75(4):878-83. Review.
PMID: 9854247

Medicine and health on the Internet: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Lindberg DA, Humphreys BL.
JAMA. 1998 Oct 21;280(15):1303-4. No abstract available.
PMID: 9794299

Do existing controlled vocabularies contain terminology needed for patient records?
Humphreys BL.
J AHIMA. 1998 May;69(5):30-3.
PMID: 10179246

The Unified Medical Language System: an informatics research collaboration.
Humphreys BL, Lindberg DA, Schoolman HM, Barnett GO.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 1998 Jan-Feb;5(1):1-11.
PMID: 9452981

Evaluating the coverage of controlled health data terminologies: report on the results of the NLM/AHCPR large scale vocabulary test.
Humphreys BL, McCray AT, Cheh ML.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 1997 Nov-Dec;4(6):484-500.
PMID: 9391936

Medical informatics.
Lindberg DA, Humphreys BL.
JAMA. 1997 Jun 18;277(23):1870-2. No abstract available.
PMID: 9185808

Librarians and collaborative research: toward a better scientific base for info\
rmation practice.
Humphreys BL.
Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1996 Jul;84(3):433-6. No abstract available.
PMID: 8883995

Planned NLM/AHCPR large-scale vocabulary test: using UMLS technology to determi\
ne the extent to which controlled vocabularies cover terminology needed for hea\
lth care and public health.
Humphreys BL, Hole WT, McCray AT, Fitzmaurice JM.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 1996 Jul-Aug;3(4):281-7.
PMID: 8816351

Medical informatics.
Lindberg DA, Humphreys BL.
JAMA. 1996 Jun 19;275(23):1821-2. No abstract available.
PMID: 8642729

The NLM/AHCPR large-scale vocabulary test.
Humphreys BL.
Natl Netw. 1996 Feb;20(3):8. No abstract available.
PMID: 10155847

Computers in medicine.
Lindberg DA, Humphreys BL.
JAMA. 1995 Jun 7;273(21):1667-8.
PMID: 7752407

High-performance computing and communications and the national information infr\
astructure: new opportunities and challenges.
Lindberg DA, Humphreys BL.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 1995 May-Jun;2(3):197. No abstract available.
PMID: 7614121

The High-Performance Computing and Communications program, the national informa\
tion infrastructure and health care.
Lindberg DA, Humphreys BL.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 1995 May-Jun;2(3):156-9.
PMID: 7614116

Structured abstracts in MEDLINE, 1989-1991.
Harbourt AM, Knecht LS, Humphreys BL.
Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1995 Apr;83(2):190-5.
PMID: 7599584

The 1994 Unified Medical Language System knowledge sources.
Humphreys BL.
Health Libr Rev. 1994 Sep;11(3):200-3. No abstract available.
PMID: 10139679

Growth patterns in the National Library of Medicine's serials collection and in\
 Index Medicus journals, 1966-1985.
Humphreys BL, McCutcheon DE.
Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1994 Jan;82(1):18-24.
PMID: 8136756

The Unified Medical Language System.
Lindberg DA, Humphreys BL, McCray AT.
Methods Inf Med. 1993 Aug;32(4):281-91.
PMID: 8412823

The UMLS project: making the conceptual connection between users and the information they need.
Humphreys BL, Lindberg DA.
Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1993 Apr;81(2):170-7.
PMID: 8472002

Assessing and enhancing the value of the UMLS Knowledge Sources.
Humphreys BL, Lindberg DA, Hole WT.
Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1991:78-82.
PMID: 1807711

Bibliographic retrieval: a survey of individual users of MEDLINE.
Wallingford KT, Humphreys BL, Selinger NE, Siegel ER.
MD Comput. 1990 May-Jun;7(3):166-71.
PMID: 2190059

Are younger physicians more likely to be computer users than older physicians?
Humphreys BL, Siegel ER.
Methods Inf Med. 1988 Oct;27(4):194. No abstract available.
PMID: 3067059

Analysis of characteristics of serials held by libraries in PHILSOM which are not in the NLM collection.
Amani M, Humphreys BL.

Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1982 Jul;70(3):324-8. No abstract available.
PMID: 7116020


Clues to excellence : a history of the American Association of Cost
Engineers, 1956-1986 Published/Created: Morgantown, W. Va. : The
Association, c1987.

Patient records. (response to Don E. Detmer and Elaine B. Steen, Issues, Spr 1993): An article from: Issues in
Science and Technology by Donald A.B. Lindberg, Betsy L. Humphreys, J.H.U. Brown and David L. Potash

Additional Media:
Ms. Humphreys describes the benefits of the 1995 Research Policy Statement (from youtube)

NLM biography

MLA biography

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