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Marie Gallagher is a Computer Scientist in the Cognitive Science Branch of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
With the Digital Library Research & Development group, she investigates systems and develops software underlying the Profiles in Science® digital library, for browsing and searching digital reproductions of unique, historical items in the personal manuscript collections of prominent biomedical scientists. Previously she developed software for the Computer-assisted Curriculum Delivery Systems project, which was designed to teach pathology to second year medical students throughout the world, using computers and videodisc technology. Prior to joining NLM, under contract to the Food and Drug Administration, Ms. Gallagher developed software and managed a database to support biobanking blood samples used to test the reliability of diagnostic tests for HIV-1 and HTLV-1 retroviruses. She also developed software in support of nonlinear optical physics research while she was under contract to the Optical Sciences Division at the U. S. Naval Research Laboratory.
Ms. Gallagher earned her BS degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the College of William & Mary in Virginia.
Ms. Gallagher is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Ms. Gallagher has received several staff honors throughout the years. In 2000 and 2008, she received the National Institutes of Health Merit Award for her work on Profiles in Science.