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Seth Powsner, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and of Emergency Medicine; Director, Crisis Intervention Unit

Contact Information

Seth Powsner, MD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    20 York Street

    New Haven, CT 06510-3220

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Powsner's research interests center around clinical data presentation and education. Computer technology makes it far easier to collect and retrieve clinical information than to understand it. Dr. Powsner's work tries to present data in ways that invite trainees to contemplate how their patients have responded to prior treatments, and then think through plans for further treatment. He is also exploring inexpensive digital video as teaching tool for active clinical environments.

Computers can make clinical information comprehensible, not just available. In collaboration with Professor Edward Tufte of the Dept. of Political Science, Dr Powsner has worked on graphical display of patient information. Better presentation of clinical information should simplify diagnosis and treatment.

Research Interests

Computer Graphics; Medical Informatics; User-Computer Interface

Selected Publications