PERSONNEL

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Craig Locatis, PhD

Scientific Computing Branch
Educational Research Specialist

Contact Information
Building 38A - Lister Hill Center, 7S712
301.827.4968
clocatis@mail.nih.gov


Expertise and Research Interests:

Research Interests: Telemedicine, Distance Learning, Research, Evaluation, Instructional Design

Craig Locatis is a Senior Researcher in the Office of High Performance Computing and Communications (OHPCC), leading a research team conducting intramural research on Collaboration Technologies and their application to Telehealth and Telemedicine and Distance Learning and Education. He also serves as project officer for certain OHPCC extramural contracts.

Prior to joining OHPCC he helped establish a national center within NLM for demonstrating applications of multimedia interactive technology for health professions education and providing consultation on their development and use. He helped establish a network of faculty development centers on the development and use of instructional media and worked on the interface and online help for NLM’s first computerized online catalog for end-users. He also managed a NLM project supported by the US State Department to connect the national libraries of eight newly independent states of the former Soviet Union to the Internet and provide them access to the Library’s online information resources.

While at NLM, Dr. Locatis has taught courses at Catholic University, Marymount University, and the George Washington University and was a visiting professor to the Medical Faculty at Vilnius University in Lithuania, helping establish a computer lab. He was on the faculty of Rutgers University before joining the Lister Hill Center and the National Library of Medicine.

Education:

  • BA in Political Science from Arizona State University
  • MA in Educational Technology from Arizona State University
  • PhD in Instructional Technology from Syracuse University

Professional Activities:

  • Contributing editor of the journals Computers in Human Behavior and Educational Technology Research and Development
  • Internet2 and its Collaboration Special Interest Group
  • American Telemedicine Association

Honors and Awards:

  • 2015 - Outstanding Research Reviewer Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology for work on their journal, Educational Technology Research and Development and "for Constructive and Timely Reviews and for Distinguished Service to the ETR&D Research Board of Consulting Editors"
  • 2012 - Health and Science Communications Association Special Achievement Award
  • 2010 - Educational Technology Research and Development and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Outstanding Reviewer Award
  • 2004 - National Institutes of Health Award of Merit

Publications:

Bastola M, Locatis C, Fontelo P. Diagnostic Reliability of In-Person Versus Remote Dermatology: A Meta-Analysis. Telemed J E Health, 2021 Mar; 27(3): 247-250.

Bastola MM, Locatis C, Maisiak R, Fontelo P. . The Effectiveness of Mobile Phone-Based Text Messaging to Intervene with Problem Drinking in Youth and Younger Adult Populations: A Meta-Analysis. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Mar; 26(3): 270-277.

Fernandez-Repollet E, Locatis CN, De Jesus-Monge WE, Maisiak R, Lie WL. Effects of summer internship and follow-up distance mentoring programs on middle and high school student perceptions and interest in health careers. BMC Med Educ. 2018 May 2;18(1):84. doi: 10.1186/s12909-018-1205-3.

Marchell R, Locatis CN, Brgess G, Maisiak R, Liu WL, Ackerman M. Patient and Provider Satisfaction with Teledermatology. Telemed J E Health. 2017 Aug;23(8):684-690. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2016.0192. Epub 2017 Apr 4.

Marchell R, Locatis C, Burges G, Maisiak R, Liu WL, Ackerman M. Comparing High Definition Live Interactive and Store-and-Forward Consultations to In-Person Examinations. Telemed J E Health. 2017 Mar;23(3):213-218. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2016.0093. Epub 2016 Oct 5.

Kochmann M, Locatis CN. Telemedicine in the Apple App Store: An exploratory study of teledermatology apps. . In Smari, W. & Natarian, J. (Eds.), Proc 2016 Int Conf Collaboration Technologies and Systems, Orlando, Florida, October 31-November 4, Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers & Association for Computing Machinery, 534-537.

Marchell R, Locatis CN, Ackerman MA. High definition live interactive and store and forward teledermatology: A comparison of concordance, confidence, and satisfaction with in-person exams. In Smari, W. & Natarian, J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, Orlando, Florida, October 31. Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers & Association for Computing Machinery, 520-523.

Kochmann M, Locatis C. Direct to Consumer Mobile Teledermatology Apps: An Exploratory Study. Telemed J E Health. 2016 Aug;22(8):689-93. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2015.0189. Epub 2016 Mar 9.

Zhang K, Liu WL, Locatis CN, Ackerman MJ. Mobile Videoconferencing Apps for Telemedicine. Telemed J E Health. 2016 Jan;22(1):56-62. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2015.0027. Epub 2015 Jul 23.

Marchell R, Locatis CN, Ackerman MJ. High definition live interactive and store and forward teledermatology: initial qualitative observations. . In W. Smari, W. McQuay, and M. Nygard (Eds.), Proc. IEEE 2015 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, Atlanta, Georgia, June 1-5, 446-449.

Liu WL, Zhang K, Locatis C, Ackerman M. Cloud and traditional videoconferencing technology for telemedicine and distance learning. Telemed J E Health. 2015 May;21(5):422-6. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2014.0121. Epub 2015 Mar 18.

Locatis CN, Gaines C, Liu WL, Gill MJ, Ackerman MJ. Lessons learned from ten years of distance learning outreach. J Med Libr Assoc. 2015 Apr;103(2):78-82. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.103.2.004.

Zhang K, Liu WL, Locatis C, Ackerman M. Uncompressed high-definition videoconferencing tools for telemedicine and distance learning. Telemed J E Health. 2013 Aug;19(8):579-84. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2012.0219. Epub 2013 Jun 29.

Locatis CN, Ackerman MJ. Three principles for determining the relevancy of store-and-forward and live interactive telemedicine: reinterpreting two telemedicine research reviews and other research. Telemed J E Health. 2013 Jan;19(1):19-23. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2012.0063. Epub 2012 Nov 27.

Locatis CN, Conde JG, Bhagwat MA. A Hands-on Distance Learning Strategy to Increase Access to Bioinformatics Training [Poster]. Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI): 13th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities; 2012 Dec 9-13; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Locatis CN, Williamson D, Sterrett J, Detzler I, Ackerman MJ. Video medical interpretation over 3G cellular networks: a feasibility study. Telemed J E Health. 2011 Dec;17(10):809-13. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2011.0084. Epub 2011 Oct 19.

Locatis CN. High Performance Connectivity and Communications. Technical Report to the LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors; 2011 Sep. 29 pages.

Ackerman MJ, Locatis CN. Advanced networks and computing in healthcare. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 Jul-Aug;18(4):523-8. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2010-000054. Epub 2011 Apr 12.

Liu WL, Zhang K, Locatis CN, Ackerman MJ. Internet-based videoconferencing coder/decoders and tools for telemedicine. Telemed J E Health. 2011 Jun;17(5):358-62. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2010.0193. Epub 2011 May 12.

Locatis CN, Williamson D, Gould-Kabler C, Zone-Smith L, Detzler I, Roberson J, Maisiak R, Ackerman MJ. In-Person, Video, and Telephonic Medical Interpretation. American Telemedicine Association 16th Annual International Meeting; 2011 May 1-3; Tampa, Florida.

Locatis CN, Berner ES, Hammack G, Smith S, Maisiak R, Ackerman MJ. Communication and proximity effects on outcomes attributable to sense of presence in distance bioinformatics education. BMC Med Educ. 2011 Mar 14;11:10. doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-11-10.

Locatis C, Williamson D, Gould-Kabler C, Zone-Smith L, Detzler I, Roberson J, Maisiak R, Ackerman MJ. Comparing in-person, video, and telephonic medical interpretation. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Apr;25(4):345-50. doi: 10.1007/s11606-009-1236-x. Epub 2010 Jan 27.

Locatis C, Berner ES, Hammack G, Smith S, Maisiak R, Ackerman MJ. An exploratory study of co-location as a factor in synchronous, collaborative medical informatics distance education. BMC Res Notes. 2010 Feb 2;3:30. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-3-30.

Locatis C, Gaines C, Liu W, Gill MJ. Extending a Blended Education Programme to Native American High School Students in Alaska. J Vis Commun Med. 2009 Jan;32(1):8-13.

Locatis CN, Berner E, Matthews P, Hammack G, Smith S, Maisiak R. Is Student Collocation a Factor in Synchronous Distance Education?. International Assoc of Medical Science Educators Annual Meeting; 2008 Jul 25-29; Salt Lake City.

Zhang K, Locatis CN, Liu WL. A Study of Higher Quality Video Applications on Access Grid (Presentation). Proceedings of 2008 Access Grid Retreat; 2008 May 28-30; Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. http://www.accessgrid.org/retreat/2008/abstracts/zhang.pdf.

Locatis C, Vega A, Bhagwat M, Liu W, Conde J. A Virtual Computer Lab for Distance Biomedical Technology Education. BMC Med Educ. 2008 Mar 13;8:12. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6920-8-12.

Locatis C. Performance, Instruction, and Technology in Health Care Education. Chapter 20 in: Reiser RA, Dempsey JV, editors. Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Merrill/Prentice Hall; 2007 (second edition). p. 197-208.

Zhang K, Locatis CN, Liu WL. An Enhanced Shared Presentation Tool for the Access Grid (Presentation). Proceedings of Access Grid 2007; 2007 May 14-16; Chicago.

Locatis C. Why Media Matter. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 2007 Mar;20(1):9-22. DOI: 10.1111/j.1937-8327.2007.tb00428.x.

Locatis C, Gaines C, Liu W, Gill MJ, Carney J, Foster J, McCall V, Woods M. A Blended Training Approach Using Videoconferencing for Distance Education. J Med Libr Assoc. 2006 Oct;94(4):464-8.

Zhang K, Locatis CN, Liu WL. An Enhanced Shared Browser for the Access Grid. Proceedings of Access Grid 2006; 2006 May 15-17; Michigan Information and Technology Center, Ann Arbor.

Locatis C. The Collaboratory, Videoconferencing, and Collaboration Technology. Technical Report to the LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors; 2004 Sep. 37 pages.

Fontelo P, Ackerman MJ, Kim G, Locatis C. The PDA as a Portal to Knowledge Sources in a Wireless Setting. Telemed J E Health. 2003 Jun;9(2):141-7. DOI: 10.1089/153056203766437480.

Locatis C, Fontelo P, Sneiderman C, Ackerman MJ, Uijtdehaage S, Candler C, Stensaas S, Dennis S. Webcasting videoconferences over IP: a synchronous communication experiment. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2003 Mar-Apr;10(2):150-3. DOI: 10.1197/jamia.M1170.

Locatis C, Fontelo P, Ackerman MJ, Sneiderman C. Feasibility Studies in IP Videoconferencing, Streaming, and Wireless Communication. AMIA Annu Symp Proc [Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium]; 2002 Nov 9-13; San Antonio, Texas. p. 1090.

Locatis CN. Instructional design and technology in healthcare. Chapter 17 in: Reiser RA, Dempsey JV, editors. Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Merrill Prentice Hall; 2002 Jan 1.

Locatis C. Educational Technology and Instructional Development in Health Care. In: Reiser RA, Dempsey JV, editors. Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Merrill/Prentice Hall; 2002 Jan 1. p. 225-38.

Locatis C. Design Considerations for Multimedia Programs. Chapter 18 in: Medsker K, Holdsworth KM, editors. Models and Strategies for Training Design. Silver Spring, Maryland: International Society for Performance Improvement; 2001. p. 355-73.

Fraser L, Locatis C. Effects of Link Annotations on Search Performance in Layered and Unlayered Hierarchically Organized Information Spaces. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 2001;52(14):1255-61.