Stephanie Carnell

Stephanie Carnell
University of Central Florida | UCF · Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
At the University of Florida, I work in the Virtual Experiences Research Group. My research examines the language medical and healthcare students use when they interact with a virtual patient, or a computerized representation of a patient a physician can practice interviewing. My research interests include human-computer interaction, user experience design, virtual reality, machine learning, and natural language processing. I'm currently working on a project that will incorporate interpretable machine learning into virtual patient scenarios for use a scaffolding/feedback mechanism for communication skills learners.

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Increasingly, virtual environments are being used in educational and training applications. As with other types of applications that use virtual environments, these scenarios must be evaluated in terms of user experience. However, they also should be evaluated on the efficacy of the training or learning provided, so as to ensure learning transfer....
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Previous research in educational medical simulation has drawn attention to the interplay between a simulation’s fidelity and its educational effectiveness. As virtual patients (VPs) are increasingly used in medical simulations for education purposes, a focus on the relationship between virtual patients’ fidelity and educational effectiveness should...
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Background Virtual patients have an established place in medical education but do virtual patient interviews train holistic clinicians or just diagnosticians? This study explored speech pathology students’ virtual patient interviews using WHO International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF). Methods Eighteen speech pathology...
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We conducted a randomized controlled trial of an individually-tailored, virtual perspective-taking intervention to reduce race and socioeconomic (SES) disparities in providers' pain treatment decisions. Physician residents and fellows (n=436) were recruited from across the United States for this two-part online study. Providers first completed a bi...
Conference Paper
Virtual humans are frequently used to help medical students practice communication skills. Here, we show that communication skills features drawn from the literature on best practices for doctor-patient communication can be used to predict student interviewers' success in a given domain skill. We also demonstrate the viability of Bayesian Rule List...
Conference Paper
Because human-produced language is often still considered the golden standard in the natural language generation field, many virtual humans (VHs) used in communication-skills training simulations continue to be accompanied by human-authored dialogue instead of computer-generated dialogue. The human author used for writing such dialogue, however, ha...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore the potential of using a selection-based interaction method to adapt virtual patient interviews for training novice healthcare students in interviewing skills. We outline a method for identifying topics about which novices are likely to ask by reviewing previous transcripts of novice interactions, and results...

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