My name is Lane Rasberry. I edited Wikipedia for the first time in 2004 and have been editing regularly since 2008. I think that Wikipedia is a great way to share information on all topics, including health care, consumer rights issues, and science. The best way to learn about editing Wikipedia is to talk with other people about it. Anyone who wants to talk with me can post to my Wikipedia talk page or email me to make an appointment for a phone or video chat.
Everyone who has a stake in community education should be supportive of Wikipedia editors. Since Wikipedia is the world's most popular source of health information for most topics in health, it is the particular responsibility of health educators to consider the influence and impact of Wikipedia in their fields of expertise and to recognize that they must acknowledge and respond to Wikipedia as a communication channel in some way if they are to are to be effective in outreach. Just as Wikipedia is popular among people seeking health information, it influences thought on every topic for which people seek information.
Lane Rasberry is Wikipedian-in-residence at Consumer Reports, a United States-based non-profit consumer advocacy organization. His interests include access to health information, popular science, consumer rights, and clinical research.
There are images of me at Wikimedia Commons.
Wikipedia project participation
the Camas pocket gopher
, native to my home region of Cascadia
and described as ""morose and savage" and "one of the most vicious animals known for its size"
More about me
flag of Cascadia, which is the region including Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver
- bluerasberry (5 August 2017). "Sharing Wikipedia offline medical information in the Dominican Republic". The Signpost.
- Richter, Felix; Atteberry, Preston; Bailey, Mark J.; Badgeley, Marcus A.; Rasberry, Lane (25 April 2017), "Outcomes of Teaching Students to Edit Medical Content on Wikipedia" (PDF), The Institute for Medical Education presents Education Research Day 2017, New York City: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- bluerasberry (7 February 2017). "Free truthful information and ponies". The Signpost.
- Tsouroupidou, Kalliope; bluerasberry; et al. (29 January 2016). "Harassment Survey 2015" (PDF). Wikimedia Foundation.
- Rasberry, Lane (17 April 2016). "Wikipedian offer insights into online medical information". HealthLink on Air (Interview). Interview with Linda Cohen. Oswego, New York: WRVO. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
- Azzam, Amin; Bresler, David; Leon, Armando; Maggio, Lauren; Whitaker, Evans; Heilman, James; Orlowitz, Jake; Swisher, Valerie; Rasberry, Lane; Otoide, Kingsley; Trotter, Fred; Ross, Will; McCue, Jack D. (2016). "Why Medical Schools Should Embrace Wikipedia". Academic Medicine: 1. ISSN 1040-2446. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000001381.
- I was a recipient of the 2016 Cooke Award for this research. The award is granted annually by vote of the Academy of Medical Educators at the University of California, San Francisco.
- Rasberry, Lane (29 August 2015). "Wikimania—can volunteers organize conferences?". The Signpost.
- Wexelbaum, Rachel; Herzog, Katie; Rasberry, Lane (2015). "Queering Wikipedia". In Wexelbaum, Rachel. Queers Online - LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Sacramento, California: Litwin Books. pp. 61–80. ISBN 978-1936117796.
- Rasberry, L. (2014). "Wikipedia: what it is and why it matters for healthcare". BMJ. 348 (apr08 3): g2478–g2478. ISSN 1756-1833. doi:10.1136/bmj.g2478.
- Rasberry, L. (2014). "Citing Wikipedia". BMJ. 348 (mar05 4): g1819–g1819. ISSN 1756-1833. doi:10.1136/bmj.g1819.
- Gruson-Daniel, Célya (29 August 2013). "[21th to 28th of August 2013] New York : deep dive into Open Science communities - HackYourPhD". hackyourphd.org. HackYourPhD.
- Nadya, Kadrevis (2011). "Look at Me". vimeo.com. Nadya Kadrevis Films., a mockumentary on the Seattle arts scene circa 2011
- Blueher, William (14 June 2017). "Let Them Eat Wiki-Cake: Editing Wikipedia in Watson Library". The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Tabaei, Sara (15 June 2017). "One Librarian, One Reference". Touro College Library Blog. Touro College.
- Tabei, Sara (May 23, 2017). "Making the World Safer One Wikipedia Entry at a Time". shs.touro.edu. Touro College.
- Elite Daily (27 January 2017). "Meet The People Who Devote Their Time To Editing Wikipedia". Elite Daily.
- Dewey, Caitlin (6 April 2016). "What happens when a convicted murderer edits Wikipedia". Washington Post.
- Tabaei, Sara (5 April 2016). "Wikipedia Editathon: Touro PT Students Share Health Information Worldwide". Library Blog for the Touro College Community. Touro College Libraries.
- Lee, Grace (27 October 2015). "Wikipedia: Health Information Lives Here". mailman.columbia.edu. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
- Garnett, Carla (April 24, 2015). "NIH Marks Women's History Month with All-Day Wikipedia Edit". nihrecord.nih.gov. National Institutes of Health.
- Evan J. Peterson (November 12, 2014). "The Case for PrEP, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love HIV-Positive Guys". The Stranger. Retrieved 12 November 2014., in which I am mentioned as being a Wikipedian
- Stoeffel, Kat (February 11, 2014). "Closing Wikipedias Gender Gap — Reluctantly". The Cut. New York Magazine.
- Wagley, Catherine (6 February 2014). "Wikipedia Becomes a Battleground for Art Activism". laweekly.com. LA Weekly.
- The PubMed Health Team (July 17, 2013). "Wikipedia visits the National Library of Medicine and NIH - Blog - National Library of Medicine". PubMed Health. PubMed.
- Tony1; The ed17 (3 July 2013). "Wikipedia's medical collaborations gathering pace". Wikipedia. The Signpost.
- EdLab Studios (January 2013). "Seen in NY: Wikipedia Day 2013". New Learning Times. Teachers College, Columbia University.
- "Wikipedia: Meet the men and women who write the articles", BBC News Magazine, BBC, 15 July 2012
- Paulson, Tom; Cyan, James (25 April 2012), "Infectious hope: When getting malaria makes sense", Humanosphere
Wikipedia logo and wordmark
Wikipedia's coverage of medical topics, 2016
- I am one of the organizers of WikiConference North America. I am involved with everything, but in particular -
- 2014 - health science panel
- 2015 - besides organizing, just chilling
- 2016 - Rasberry, Lane; Orlowitz, Jake; Swisher, Val; Maggio, Lauren; Whitaker, Evans; Heilman, James; Azzam, Amin; Bresler, David; Leon, Armando; Otoide, Kingsley; Trotter, Fred; Ross, Will; McCue, Jack D. (8 October 2016), "Why medical schools should embrace Wikipedia", WikiConference North America 2016, San Diego: United States Wikimedians, retrieved 19 January 2017
- Other conferences
Pages I created
Indian government posts
This one is incomplete and was a mess. I started making articles for government posts in India in 2010. I had a source but later decided that it did not meet WP:RS. I needed a source for top-level Indian government posts, and did not know when I would see anything like that. In 2016 someone came to Wikipedia with Right to Information (India) documents that listed government officials in posts. So far as I know, that person's Right to Information request provided the first published record of lists of high ranking government officers in India to mass media.
Conferences and events
Laws and policies
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