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Lincoln Sheets

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MUII PhD Student




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Advisor: Chi-Ren Shyu

Concentration: Health Informatics



I am a physician and medical researcher in clinical informatics, working to combine evidence-based medicine with information technology and business strategy, in underserved rural and minority communitites of the United states and globally, to increase healthcare capacity and improved public health for those most in need. I earned a bachelor's and master's degree and 20 years of experience in software engineering before medical school, and has volunteered in public advocacy and legislative lobbying locally and nationally. As a medical student, he organized medical missions in Africa and Latin America, and helped found a student-run free clinic in Columbia, Missouri.

Research Focus

Clinical process redesign and decision support

Honors, Awards, and Appointments

Selected Publications

BMC medical informatics and decision making

published: 2012

vol. 12: pp. 67

Keywords: Cellular Phone, Medical Informatics Applications


A Mosa, I Yoo, L Sheets, A systematic review of healthcare applications for smartphones, BMC medical informatics and decision making, 67, 2012.


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World Medical & Health Policy

published: 2012

vol. 4:2 pp. 1–11


L Sheets, A case study in translating medical evidence into mobile decision support, World Medical & Health Policy, 1–11, 2012.

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Appl Clin Inf

published: 2012

vol. 3: pp. 326–333


L Sheets, F Callaghan, A Gavino, F Liu, P Fontelo, Usability of selected databases for low-resource clinical decision support, Appl Clin Inf, 326–333, 2012.

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Academic Medicine

published: 2011

vol. 86:10 pp. 1300–1303


L Sheets, J Johnson, T Todd, T Perkins, C Gu, M Rau, Unsupported labeling of race as a risk factor for certain diseases in a widely used medical textbook, Academic Medicine, 1300–1303, 2011.

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Methods Inf Med

published: 2002

vol. 41:5 pp. 435–442


L Sheets, A Gavino, F Callaghan, P Fontelo, Do Language Fluency and Other Socioeconomic Factors Influence the Use of PubMed and MedlinePlus?, Methods Inf Med, 435–442, 2002.

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published: in press

Keywords: Student, Sheets


L Sheets, L Fang, Optimizing the txt2medline search portal for low-resource clinical decision support, in press.

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