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Educational Research Specialist
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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.


  • 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/Tools by Craig Locatis: 
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 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 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.
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.
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.