Claudia Mello-Thoms received her joint PhD in 2001 from Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has worked at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh and University of Sydney, in Australia. In 2018 she joined the prestigious Image Perception laboratory at the Department of Radiology, University of Iowa. Her research interests are visual search, medical image perception and image understanding. She seeks to understand why errors occur in the reading of medical images, being these either radiological or pathological images.
A person who is currently active in the lab
Professor Emeritus in the Department of Radiology at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Madsen is a medical physicist with 25 years of experience in medical image processing and image reconstruction. He has extensive experience using Interactive Data Language to create displays of digital images of various types.
Stephen Hillis has been a Research Professor in the Department of Radiology since 2012. His educational background includes a PhD in statistics and an MFA in music, both from the University of Iowa. He is the author of 97 peer-reviewed publications and 4 book chapters. For the last 19 years his research has focused on developing statistical methods for analyzing radiologic diagnostic studies that involve human readers. He was introduced to this field in 1999 when he began working with Don Dorfman in the Dept. of Psychology at the University of Iowa.
Research Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. His educational background includes a Ph.D. in experimental psychology specializing in psychophysics and a master of computer science (M.C.S.) degree specializing in software engineering. Dr. Schartz has worked with Dr. Donald Dorfman and Dr. Kevin Berbaum since 1998 developing and maintaining the Dorfman, Berbaum, and Metz (DBM) software (RSCORE, CBM, and MRMC).