University of Wisconsin–Madison

Adam Rule

Assistant Professor

Helen C. White Hall
Room 4290B
600 N Park St,
Madison, WI 53706

Portrait of Dr. Adam Rule


PhD – Cognitive Science, UC San Diego, 2018
MS – Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington, 2013
BS – Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2011

Research Interests

human-computer interaction, medical informatics, human-centered data science

Courses Taught

LIS 341: Interaction Design
LIS 615: Systems Analysis and Project Management for Information Professionals

Recent Publications

Rule A, Bedrick S, Chiang MF, Hribar MR. Length and Redundancy of Outpatient Progress Notes Across a Decade at an Academic Medical Center. JAMA Network Open. 2021 Jul 1;4(7):e2115334.

Sinsky CA, Rule A, Cohen G, Arndt BG, Shanafelt TD, Sharp CD, Baxter SL, Tai-Seale M, Yan S, Chen Y, Adler-Milstein J. Metrics for assessing physician activity using electronic health record log data. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2020 Apr;27(4):639-43.

Rule A, Chiang MF, Hribar MR. Using electronic health record audit logs to study clinical activity: a systematic review of aims, measures, and methods. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2020 Mar;27(3):480-90.

Rule A, Birmingham A, Zuniga C, Altintas I, Huang SC, Knight R, Moshiri N, Nguyen MH, Rosenthal SB, Pérez F, Rose PW. Ten simple rules for writing and sharing computational analyses in Jupyter Notebooks. PLoS Computational Biology. 2019: e1007007.

Rule A, Tabard A, Hollan JD. Exploration and explanation in computational notebooks. InProceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2018.