Robert G. Badgett, M.D.
Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Medical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
Publications at PubMed
Dr. Badgett's background is in information retrieval and representation, information dissemination, and medical publishing. He has taught searching to groups including the International Cochrane Collaboration, the American College of Physicians, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and many medical students. He developed, SUMSearch, a federated medical search engine which has been online since 1998. He led the development of peer review for UpToDate and supervised its first two years. After that, he did electronic publishing for the Annals of Internal Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of General Internal Medicine and currently is on the board for the Kansas Medical Journal. He was on the Editorial Committee for Citizendium - the second wiki started by Wikipedia cofounder, Larry Sanger.
His research focuses on 1) using the National Library of Medicine's Clinical Questions Collection to evaluate and compare search strategies and knowledge resources, 2) developing original MEDLINE search strategies 3) knowledge representation, and 4) outpatient quality improvement. Within the field of public health, Dr. Badgett's research is in evidence-based health policy and the dissemination of health policy claims.