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Lane Rasberry
Lane Rasberry in blue suit looking at viewer
Born
NationalityCascadia
OccupationWikipedian
Known forediting Wikipedia

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.

Biographical sketchEdit

Lane Rasberry is Wikimedian-in-residence at the Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia. His interests include popular science, consumer protection, civic engagement, access to health information, clinical research, the Open Movement, data science, LGBT history, and Wikimedia projects.

longer biography

Lane Rasberry is Wikimedian-in-residence at the Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia. In this role Lane seeks to support students, faculty, and staff at the university in sharing information in Wikipedia, Wikidata, and other Wikimedia projects. In this way people at the university use Wikipedia to publish to a large audience including students, researchers, journalists, and anyone else doing basic research on a topic.

Lane's professional interests include popular science, consumer protection, civic engagement, access to health information, clinical research, the Open Movement, data science, LGBT history, and Wikimedia projects. Previous to working with Wikimedia projects Lane was a community organizer for open content projects in the sciences and administered clinical trials. From 2012-18 Lane was Wikimedian-in-residence at Consumer Reports where he supported the development of Wikimedia content on product safety and medicine.

Lane's personal interests include coffee, pet rodents, history of India, New York City, and Seattle.

There are images of me at Wikimedia Commons.

Wikipedia project participationEdit

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"


35,000+This user has made over 35,000 contributions to Wikipedia articles.
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WikiProject Medicine.
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This Wikipedian joined Wikipedia on September 10, 2008 (10 years, 10 months, 1 week and 1 day ago).
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svgThis user uses Wikipedia as a primary point of reference.
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WikiProject Human rights
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Male homosexuality symbol.svgThis user identifies as a gay male.
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This user supports the
United Nations.
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Holbein-erasmus-440px crop.pngThis user was a member of the Wikipedia community in January, 2015, when it was awarded the Erasmus Prize.


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⚕This user is a member of the Medicine WikiProject Translation Taskforce.
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Anarchism WikiProject.


More about meEdit

Me speakingEdit

  • Rasberry, Lane; Forsyth, Pete (29 November 2018). "WikiCite 2018 – Interview with Pete and Lane". Open Science Radio (Interview). Interviewed by Konrad Förstner.
  • Rasberry, Lane (31 August 2017). "Episode 0004 with Lane Rasberry". Wikijabber (Interview). Interviewed by Sebastian Wallroth.
  • Elite Daily (27 January 2017). "Meet The People Who Devote Their Time To Editing Wikipedia". Elite Daily.
  • Rasberry, Lane (17 April 2016). "Wikipedian offer insights into online medical information". HealthLink on Air (Interview). Interviewed by Linda Cohen. Oswego, New York: WRVO. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  • Lee, Grace (27 October 2015). "Wikipedia: Health Information Lives Here". mailman.columbia.edu. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
  • Lehrer, Brian (5 March 2014). "Dr. Wikipedia Gets a Booster Shot". CUNY TV. 39:35: YouTube.
  • EdLab Studios (January 2013). "Seen in NY: Wikipedia Day 2013". New Learning Times. Teachers College, Columbia University.

By meEdit

flag of Cascadia, which is the region including Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver

About meEdit

ConferencesEdit

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Wikipedia's coverage of medical topics, 2016

FundingEdit

I either wrote the funding request or participated in executing these funded projects.

Pages I createdEdit

Medical topicsEdit

Non-commercial organizationsEdit

BiographiesEdit

Public placesEdit

Indian government postsEdit

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 eventsEdit

Clinical trialsEdit

Published worksEdit

Legal topics and policiesEdit

For-profit entitiesEdit

Government DepartmentsEdit

Proprietary productsEdit

Consumer interestEdit

HamsterEdit

Unclassified topicsEdit

Wikipedia related thingsEdit

Grouping toolsEdit

News and demosEdit

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