Former Students

2007-2009

Paula Soper, MPH

Email: soper-paula@norc.org

Paula Soper is now a Research Scientist in Health Care Research NORC at the University of Chicago in Bethesda, Maryland.

Paula Soper received her MPH from the George Washington University in Maternal and Child Health and a Biology and Human Relations from Trinity College.  Paula joined the National Association of County and City Health Officials in January 2005, where she serves as the Senior Analyst for Public Health Informatics.  Paula is focused primarily on ensuring public health involvement in national health information technology efforts.  She serves as a Senior Advisor to the American Health Information Community’s (AHIC) Population Health and Clinical Connections Workgroup.  Paula is also involved in research to identify model practices for public health involvement with Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), and evaluation programs concerning biosurveillance systems. 

Prior to joining NACCHO, Paula was the Senior Manager of the Health Consulting Group at Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC), a technology firm specializing in public health informatics.  While at STC, she managed projects ranging from local community health assessments to statewide planning for disease surveillance systems and immunization registries.  She was responsible for monitoring policies and standards issues such as the National Health Information Network initiative and the Public Health Information Network.  Prior to joining STC Paula also worked as an epidemiologist and Director of the statewide immunization registry for Maryland, and served as the founding President of the American Immunization Registry Association. 

2006-2008

Patricia Abbott, PhD

525 North Wolfe Street, Room 432
Phone: 410-502-5402
Email: pabbott2@son.jhmi.edu

Dr. Patricia Abbott is Associate Professor and the Co-Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management and Sharing at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD.  Dr. Abbott is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).  Patricia is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and the American Academy of Nursing.  Dr. Abbott’s primary area of research is in connectionist machine learning techniques/data mining.  Additionally, Dr. Abbott serves as the Secretariat for the Global Alliance of Nurses and Midwives Communities of Practice effort; a WHO initiative to address the crisis in the global health workforce.

Katherine Ball, MD, MS

Email: kball6@jhmi.edu

Dr. Katherine L. Ball attended the Six-Year combined BA/MD program at Lehigh University, earning a BA in Medical Sciences and an MD from The Medical College of Pennsylvania. She performed her residency in the combined five-year EM/IM program at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh where she served as Chief Resident, and is board-certified by the ABEM and ABIM. She has held positions of progressive clinical and administrative responsibility in clinical medicine on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast and then on Maryland’s Eastern Shore for more than ten years. She has significant experience in collaborative healthcare information initiatives, working with her medical centers’ senior executive teams and IT personnel in capacity planning, quality assurance, and performance improvement measures. Regional facility Informatics projects she has participated in have included expert clinical liaison support for Emergency Department Patient Tracking Systems, EMR and CPOE, clinical content development and QA, corporate compliance policy development, quality metric query, and disaster planning for newly developed health IT applications. She is also CEO of a Maryland company she founded providing applied informatics consulting to national medical organizations in process redesign, implementation and training for EMR and integrated applications to improve health care delivery in hospital and outpatient clinical settings. Her areas of interest include informatics initiatives that facilitate data-driven redesign of clinical processes and workflow, process improvements to advance healthcare quality, affordability and accessibility, and support clinical operations and efficient practice management. She plans to enhance her informatics knowledge as well as research skills, looking towards future cross-disciplinary roles in healthcare IT in the governmental, academic and private sectors. She resides on the Maryland section of the Delmarva Peninsula with her family. Dr. Ball currently serves as Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD.

Gregary Butchy, DO, MS

Email: gbutchy2@jhmi.edu

Greg completed his undergraduate education at Carnegie Mellon University where he earned a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Psychology.  During his undergraduate years he developed interests in cognitive psychology and human-computer interaction.  At the time of his graduation, he earned a commission as a Communications Computer Systems Officer in the United States Air Force.  He served as the Executive Officer of a Communications Flight in the New Jersey National Guard for eight years.  Concomitantly, he accepted a position in the Information Technology division of an investment bank where he worked as an Associate Programmer Analyst before his interest in a humanitarian career lead him to pursue medical education.  Over the next year, he completed his pre-medical coursework at the University of Pittsburgh and then started an information technology consulting business.  He chose to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine for his medical education and earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. In medical school, Greg's interest in medical informatics deepened, and although his first thought was to make a career in family medicine, his excitement at the possibility of uniting his two domains of knowledge drew him to the Health Sciences Informatics program at Johns Hopkins.

Greg found DHSI to be an excellent interdisciplinary learning environment. While establishing the requisite broad foundation of informatics knowledge, he developed specific skills in decision modeling, health economic evaluation, and data analysis. He earned his Master of Science in Health Sciences Informatics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with a thesis entitled "Decision and Cost-Effectiveness Analyses to Determine the Performance Requirements for a Potential Diagnostic Decision Support System." In addition, he earned Certificates from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in both Health Finance and Management and Public Health Economics. After completing his fellowship with DHSI, Greg joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he is completing his post-graduate medical education..

Naima Carter-Monroe, MD

Email: ncarte13@jhmi.edu

Dr. Naima Carter-Monroe, native Baltimorean, recieved her BSE in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County  and her MD from the Howard University College of Medicine. As of June 2006, she has completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Maryland Medical Center.  During her residency and tenure as Chief Resident, Dr. Carter-Monroe has developed interests including the improvement and implementation of telepathology as an adjuvant to standard Pathology practice, improvement of Anatomic Pathology workflow through optimization of LIS infrastructure and its integration into day to day Pathology practices, and training residents in Pathology Informatics. She is currently completing a Cardiovascular Fellowship at CVPath Institute Inc, in Gaithersburg, MD, and will then take up a position as a Cardiovascular Pathologist.

Yakubu Owolabi, DVM

Email: yowolab1@jhmi.edu

Dr. Owolabi received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He practiced as a Public Health Veterinarian prior to coming to the United States. Recognizing the need for Information Technology as platform for effective management of public health data, he took a degree in Information Technology, among other things.

His research was focused on the utility of tree-based probabilistic method to predict and classify various clinical populations of HIV-infected patients into risk categories such that rule-based therapeutic strategies are justified particularly in resource-constrained settings.

Currently, Dr. Owolabi works as a Health Scientist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in support of Global AIDS Program initiatives involving application of public health informatics and scientific information systems to clinical and population-based surveillance and program implementation of HIV/AIDS.

Paulina Sockolow, MBA

Paulina Sockolow earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, where she combined an M.B.A. in Health Care Systems and Decision Sciences from The Wharton School with Masters of Science in Engineering coursework at Penn's Engineering School.  She has been responsible for information system design and implementation in over a dozen hospital information system implementations in her 20 years of direct line experience in a variety of health care settings. For the past three years she has developed and taught informatics courses for graduate students in the Health Informatics Minor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is also a member of the Rand/Harford Interdisciplinary Geriatric Research Center and the Transitions In Health Interest Group. As a Robert Wood Johnson Public Health Informatics fellow, Paulina's area of interest is health services research and health IT, specifically assessing the impact on health outcomes of patient access to their electronic health record for patients with specific chronic conditions. She plans to integrate informatics post doctoral study in the Division of Health Sciences Informatics with study towards a DrPH in Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health.

2005-2007

Guy Amir, MD, MPH

Dr. Guy J. Amir is a graduate of FMSFI (Fatima College of Medicine), University of Southern California, and Nova Southeastern University. His interests include Bioimaging Informatics, AIM (Artificial Intelligence in Medicine), and related engineering topics. He was born in Petach-Tikva, Israel, and went to high school in Kfar-Saba. His hobbies include languages, Korean and Japanese martial arts, and skiing.

Prudence Dalrymple, PhD, MS

Email: pdalrymple@jhmi.edu

Prudence Dalrymple received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where her research focused on a cognitive model of electronic database searching.  She has been on the faculty of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana –Champaign, and was dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University from 1997-2005.  She also directed the Office for Accreditation at the American Library Association form 1992-1997 and has practiced as a health sciences librarian in both clinical and academic settings.

Her informatics activities include appointment to the Biomedical Library Review Committee, (now the Biomedical Library and Informatics Committee) a study section at the National Library of Medicine from 1998-2002, and to advisory boards of several grant projects.  In addition to her professional activities, she has served on several editorial boards.  A list of publications is available.

Her research focus for the Health Informatics Fellowship is the dissemination of research evidence for improving clinical practice.

Dwayne Grant, MS

Dwayne Grant has more than 10 years of health care experience, which spans both private and public sectors. He has always focused his efforts on using technology to improve patient care delivery. Mr. Grant desires to gain a better understanding of how to improve patient safety through the use of Personal Health Records and Clinical Based-Systems. Dwayne Grant holds a Bachelor's of Art in Health Science and Policy and Master's Degree in Management Information System.

Sule L. Mohammed, DVM, MS

Sule Mohammed graduated in 1985 with the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. In Nigeria, he practiced as a public health veterinarian initially, and later as a veterinary clinician specializing in canine practice. He rose to the rank of Director of Veterinary Services in a private practice. He immigrated to the United States in late 1999 and lived in Columbus, OH before moving to Baltimore for the fellowship program. While in Columbus, he obtained the BS degree in Information Technology from DeVry University in 2003. He is also an Oracle 9i Certified DBA. He worked at the department of Pharmacy, OSU Medical Center as a senior technician and recently as a faculty at the Columbus State Community College.

He is in the public health track of the health sciences informatics program. Research interests include information needs of zoonoses and public health data management including data mining.

Patricia Swartz, MPH, MS

Patricia Swartz originally came from Singapore to complete her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Medical Technology at Pacific Union College in northern California. She then went on to do a Medical Technology internship at Florida Hospital in Orlando, thereafter moving to Michigan where she worked as a Medical Technologist for eight years before completing her Master of Public Health at the University of Michigan.  Before her matriculation with DHSI, she spent three years at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as an epidemiologist in Communicable Disease Surveillance and in Public Health Preparedness and Response.  Her interest in public health informatics stems from a desire to help improve and strengthen the nation’s public health information infrastructure with the contribution of informatics to state and local public health agencies.She currently serves as Public Health Informationist for the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene in Baltimore.

Suji Xie

Graduated from Shanghai Medical University in China with a Master of Medicine in Immunology in 1993. And received her Master of Science in Information Science and Technology from Johns Hopkins School of Engineering in 2002. She has worked as a laboratory researcher for more then a decade in the areas of drug development and drug discovery, including 8 years working in Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

2004-2006

Nkossi Dambita, MS, MPH, MD

Research Assoiciate, Division of Health Sciences Informatics

dambita@jhmi.edu

Nkossi Dambita is a public health physician import from the Central African Republic who received epidemiology training at SUNY at Buffalo (MS) and Tulane University (MPH). He achieved senior level positions at both the local and state health agencies in Maryland: Director of the Office of Grants Research Surveillance and Evaluation, concurrently with the title of HIPAA Officer and Chairman of the IRB at the Baltimore City Health Department; and Chief of the Division of Seroepidemiology in the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He has successfully managed major public health projects, including the serological surveillance of HIV in Maryland and bioterrorism in Baltimore. His informatics calling came while he was designing the multi-facetted “Baltimore Bioterrorism Surveillance System”, a syndromic surveillance system, augmented with multiple other innovative indicators to provide early warnings. He became acutely aware of the need for decision support systems (DSS) to promote better decision making and policy formulation in Public Health. His current research activity involves the study of diffusion of synchronous mobile communication technology in the clinical space of Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a passionate advocate of knowledge management systems as a means of delivering knowledge at the point of need.

Jonathan Gold, MHA, MD

Email: drjgold@yahoo.com

During his Fellowship Dr. Gold focused on the development of a consumer oriented electronic health record banking system, the practical needs of the health care provider, and the considered goals of a comprehensive health care strategy.

Background: Summary--Pediatrician with a combination of training and experience in medical informatics, medical quality assurance, and primary care practice.

In 1990 Dr. Gold completed an MD from Ben-Gurion University (Beer Sheva, ISRAEL). Over the next number of years he certified as a pediatrician and also worked in the hospital's quality assurance unit. Upon completion, he worked for Maccabi Health Services (the second largest Israeli HMO) in a dual capacity-both as a primary care pediatrician in the Mitzpe Ramon clinic and as the director of the Medical Quality Assurance Unit for Maccabi's Negev region. (The Negev region includes the southern one-third of Israel; the Negev region has 150,000 members.) His responsibilities for this unit varied and included: (1) directing focused programs (e.g., adult diabetes follow-up, cardiac disease screening, pediatric asthma patient education, winter influenza vaccines for targeted audiences, smoking cessation); (2) risk management for the region; (3) monitoring physician quality indicators in the region (e.g., diabetic patient management, appropriate drug and imaging usage); and (4) serving on the HMO's national Advisory Committee for Pediatric Quality Indicators and Maccabi's Clinical Practice Guideline Committee. In 2002, he completed a Master of Health Administration. Dr Gold is currently working as a consultant for Champions in Healthcare (http://www.championsinhealthcare.com/about).

Sonia Klemperer-Johnson, MPH, MS

Email: soniakj@jhmi.edu

Sonia has both a masters in public health and a master’s degree in information management and systems.  Her goal for this fellowship is to research how informatics can be used in public health.  Having spent 2 years in West Africa with the Peace Corps, she is especially interested in public health informatics in developing countries.  Lately she has also become interested in architecture, and one of her current projects is to make recommendations for learning technology in a new medical education building for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  This project is giving her the opportunity to see how architects assess requirements for a new building.  Her major research is in developing a decision model for choosing the ideal formula for oral rehydration solution, the standard treatment for diarrhea around the world.

Subsequently she was Senior Analyst at Kaiser Permanente, in the Management Information and Analysis Department. Previous experience includes Peace Corps work in West Africa.

Laurent Laor, BA

Email: llaor1@jhmi.edu

Laurent received his BA in Computer Science from New York University. Subsequently he consulted for New York Presbyterian Hospital. His most recent position was Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Urology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. Other work includes technology and management consulting for small and mid-size companies. Laurent has worked for a number of medical device manufacturers and helped develop an artificial vision system for the blind at The Dobelle Institute. His primary research interest is in the cognitive burden of record sets in Electronic Healthcare Records.

Mary White, MS

Graduate Student
2024 East Monument St., room 1-207
Phone: 443-287-2665
mwhite43@jhmi.edu

Received her BA with Distinction in Psychology in 2001, and MS in Library Science in 2004 from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Was teaching assistant for a health informatics course and graduate assistant with the Get Kids in Action project. Has worked with libraries in South Africa and Honduras with the World Library Partnership.

Strong interest in health promotion and disease prevention.  Her current research is the DISCO project, which involves physical activity promotion through video games with youth in east Baltimore. 

2003-2005

Ed Bunker, MPH

Graduate Student
ebunker1@jhmi.edu

After receiving his BS in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987, Ed worked for 5 years in a clinical research laboratory of NIDA creating systems for data capture and analysis. Since earning his MPH from Hopkins in 1994, he has worked as a freelance-programming consultant and as an epidemiologist with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. From 1997 to 2002, Ed was the Program Coordinator -- and then an Instructor -- with the MPH Program at Hopkins. Ed's areas of interest are information visualization, decision support for public health practice, and data capture for behavioral and qualitative research.

Cupid Gascon, MD, MBA

Post-doc Fellow
cupid@jhmi.edu

Dr. Gascon graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and completed an Emergency Medicine Residency program sponsored by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Soon after, he volunteered to practice in a medically underserved area in Upstate New York where he tended to the healthcare needs of a rural community. During this time, he realized the relevance of optimal business practice in a healthcare organization and the need for medical informatics in the community and rural healthcare settings. Prompted by this, he finished his MBA with a concentration in management information systems at Binghamton University (SUNY) and served in leadership and strategic planning positions at his community hospital and various EMS organizations where he advocated for systems improvements, patient safety and information technology adoption. His interests include the organizational issues of technology acquisition and implementation, change management, knowledge management and the strategic use of medical logic modules (MLM). He is currently involved with MLM development of the Provider Order Entry implementation project at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Paul Law, MD MPH

Post-doc Fellow
plaw@jhmi.edu

Paul Law is a pediatrician who became interested in the informatics of research in autism partly because of his son's mild autism. He developed a system that is currently being used by numerous researchers called the Internet System for Assessing Autistic Children (ISAAC, www.autismtools.org ). This system allows researchers to manage, and share clinical research data. In addition to his contributions in autism, Dr. Law has had a life long commitment to international public health. He was faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in the Department of International Health from 2000 until 2003. During this timehe worked with a large pediatric hospital in Bangladesh to organize and utilize clinical and laboratory data. He also participated in the design of a health management information system for a community-based intervention to reduce neonatal mortality. Lastly, he worked with the CDC to create an information system for a Neonatal Unit in Cairo, Egypt to detect nosocomial infections. He plans to continue his work on ISAAC and to help in the development of health management information systems particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where he grew up.

Malinda Peeples, RN, MS, CDE

Trainee / Special Student
mpeeples@jhmi.edu

Malinda Peeples, RN, MS, CDE is a clinical nurse specialist and certified diabetes educator with a MS in Nursing Informatics from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Most recently she worked with a multi-site diabetes education program providing clinical and information management support, including outcomes reporting and management. Additionally she has been involved in the development of the AADE National Diabetes Education Outcomes System - a comprehensive web-based, reporting service for diabetes outcomes at the patient, program, and national levels. Currently her informatics interest is focused on classification of diabetes program characteristics for benchmarking, evaluation and building the evidence base for diabetes education. She is also interested in gaining expertise in workflow analysis and technology integration.

Trainee Mark Adler, MD
Mentor Kevin Johnson, MD, MS
Project Adler MD, Johnson KB. An analysis of the literature pertaining to CAI in the
medical literature. Academic Medicine 2000; 75; 1025-28.
Product The Virtual Preceptor: Computer-assisted Instruction for the Pediatric
Emergency Department
Inclusive Dates 1998-2000

Trainee Soraya Assar, MLS
Mentor Kevin Johnson, MD, MS
Project Adler MD, Johnson KB. An analysis of the literature pertaining to CAI in the
medical literature. Academic Medicine 2000; 75; 1025-28.
Product The Virtual Preceptor: Computer-assisted Instruction for the Pediatric
Emergency Department
Inclusive Dates 1998-2000

Trainee Susan Barned
Mentor Harold Lehmann
Project  
Product  
Inclusive Dates 1998-2000

Trainee Mike Beynon
Mentor Robert Miller, MD
Project Virtual Microscope
Product PhD Candidate at the University of Maryland
Inclusive Dates Summer 1995-1999

Trainee Christopher Bouton
Mentor Jonathan Pevsner, PhD
Project Effects of Lead Poisoning on Gene Expression
Product PhD Boulton CM and Pevsner J (2000) DRAGON: Database referencing
of array genes online. Bioinformatics 16:1038-1039.
Inclusive Dates 1996-2001

Trainee Pascal Calarco
Mentor Nancy Roderer, MLS
Project IAIMS Library Assistant
Product New Haven Health
Inclusive Dates 1997-1999

Trainee Umit Catalyurek
Mentor Robert Miller, MD
Project HUBS Project, Virtual Microscope
Product Post-Doctoral Fellow
Inclusive Dates 1999-2001

Trainee Daniel Chudnow, MLIS
Mentor Nancy Roderer, MLS
Project IAIMS Library Assistant
Product Jointly Administered Knowledge Environment (JAKE), Open Source Systems
for Libraries (oss4lib.org)
Inclusive Dates 1997-1999

Trainee John Co, MD
Mentor Kevin Johnson, MD, MS
Project Critical Pathways for Sickle Cell Disease
Product Co JPT, Johnson KB, Duggan AK, Casella JF, Wilson M. Effect of a clinical pathway for pediatric vaso-occlusive crisis hospitalization on physician practice patterns and outcomes.
Inclusive Dates 2000-2002

Trainee Carlo Colantuoni
Mentor Jonathan Pevsner, PhD
Project Molecular basis of Rett Syndrome
Product PhD Colantuoni C, Zeger S, Pevsner J. NOMAD (Normalization of Microarray Data): Computational tools for the normalization and standardization of diverse gene
expression datasets.
Inclusive Dates 1996-2001

Trainee Dr. Ludmila Danilchenko
Mentor Anna Orlova, PhD
Project Development & Exploitation of Info. System on Industrial Wastes of Mining, Rock-Chemical & Coal Industries, & Non-Ferrous Metallurgy & Technologies of Wastes Utilization.
Product Specifications for the Information System on Industrial Wastes of and
Technologies of Wastes Utilization.
Inclusive Dates 1989-1992

Trainee John Davis
Mentor Robert Miller, MD
Project Point of Care, Data Browser
Product Graduate Degree
Inclusive Dates 1997 - 1999

Trainee Renato Ferrara
Mentor Robert Miller, MD
Project Virtual Microscope
Product  
Inclusive Dates 1996 - present

Trainee Jorge A. Ferrer, M.D., M.B.A.
Mentor Lee Fleisher, M.D. and Harold Lehmann, M.D., Ph.D
Project

Abstract, Safety of Outpatient Surgery in Hospitals Versus Free-Standing Facilities in the Elderly, Lee A. Fleisher M.D., Jorge A. Ferrer M.D., Lawrence R. Pasternak M.D. and Paul G. Barash M.D., American Society of Anesthesiology, Annual Meeting, Dallas Texas, 2000.

Device to decrease the time needed to perform microsurgery, Johns Hopkins University Engineering Research Center for Computer- Integrated Surgical Systems & Technologies, Faculty Advisor- Jorge A. Ferrer M.D., and Louis Whitcomb Ph.D.

Preventing Medical Errors: Communicating a Role for Medicare Beneficiaries, Elaine K. Swift Ph.D., Christopher P. Koepke Ph.D., Jorge A. Ferrer, M.D., and David Miranda Ph.D, Health Care Financing Review, Consumer Information, Fall 2001, Volume 23, Number 1.

Product Post Doctorate Fellowship
Inclusive Dates Inclusive Dates 1999-2000

Trainee Alison Friedman, MD
Mentor Harold P. Lehmann, MD, PhD
Project Threshold for Transfusing Patients with Thrombocytopenia
Product Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation (PhD)
Inclusive Dates 1996-1999

Trainee Nicole Jenkins
Mentor Anna Orlova, PhD
Project Evaluation of Maryland’s Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Law
Product Data Management Procedures for the Evaluation of Maryland’s Reduction
of Lead Risk in Housing Law (under development)
Inclusive Dates 1999-current

Trainee George Kim, MD
Mentor Kevin Johnson, MD, MS
Project Adler MD, Johnson KB. An analysis of the literature pertaining to CAI in the
medical literature. Academic Medicine 2000; 75; 1025-28.
Product The Virtual Preceptor: Computer-assisted Instruction for the Pediatric
Emergency Department
Inclusive Dates 1998-2000

Trainee Tahsin Kurc
Mentor Robert Miller, MD
Project Virtual Microscope
Product PhD
Inclusive Dates 1999-2001

Trainee Christoph Lehmann, MD
Mentor Harold P. Lehmann, MD, PhD
Project Web-based Case Simulation for Education
Product Post-Doctorate Fellowship (NLM NRSA)
Inclusive Dates 1998-2000

Trainee Christoph Lehmann, MD
Mentor Kevin Johnson, MD, MS
Product Lehmann CU, Wang DJ, Kim GR, Johnson KB. Utilization of a pediatric link collection
by physicians and physicians-in-training. Pediatrics 1997; 100(3):442.
Inclusive Dates 1997-present

Trainee Sydney Moss-Dy, MD
Mentor Harold P. Lehmann, MD, PhD
Project Perceptions Regarding Patient Transfers to Tertiary Care
Product Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship
Inclusive Dates 1999-2001

Trainee Amy Purcell
Mentor Jonathan Pevsner, PhD
Project Molecular Basis Autism
Product PhD Purcell AE, Jeon O, Zimmerman AW, Blue ME and Pevsner J. Postmortem
brain abnormalities of the glutamate neurotransmitter system in autism.
Inclusive Dates 1996-2001

Trainee Adam Rothschild, MD
Mentor Kevin Johnson, MD, MS
Project Adler MD, Johnson KB. An analysis of the literature pertaining to CAI
in the medical literature. Academic Medicine 2000; 75; 1025-28.
Product The Virtual Preceptor: Computer-assisted Instruction for the Pediatric
Emergency Department
Inclusive Dates 1998-2000

Trainee Jerry Rottman
Mentor Robert Miller, MD
Project Clinical Data Repository
Product  
Inclusive Dates 1998-2000

Trainee J. Robert Sapp
Mentor Harold P. Lehmann, MD, PhD
Project Evaluation of Web-Based Continuing Medical Education
Product Ed.D.
Inclusive Dates 1998-2001

Trainee Dr. Olga Shabanova
Mentor Anna Orlova, PhD
Project Development and Exploitation of Information System on Industrial Wastes of
Mining, Rock-Chemical and Coal Industries, and Non-Ferrous Metallurgy and
Technologies of Wastes Utilization
Product Specifications for the Information System on Industrial Wastes of and
Technologies of Wastes Utilization
Inclusive Dates 1989-1992

Trainee Corey Smith, PhD
Mentor Harold P. Lehmann, MD, PhD
Project Information Barriers in the Psychiatric Emergency Department
Product None
Inclusive Dates 2002-2003

Trainee Varda Shalev, MD
Mentor Harold P. Lehmann, MD, PhD
Project Management of Outpatient Cultures
Product Post-Doctorate Fellowship (employer-funded)
Inclusive Dates 1998-2000

Trainee Killian Stoeffel
Mentor Robert Miller, MD
Project Data Browser, Ontology Query Tool
Product Post-Doctoral
Inclusive Dates 1995-1997

Trainee Merwyn Taylor
Mentor Robert Miller, MD
Project Point of Care Database, Repository, Moss Replacement System
Product PhD
Inclusive Dates 1996-present

Trainee Pat Tracey
Mentor Anna Orlova, PhD
Project Evaluation of Maryland’s Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Law
Product Data Management Procedures for the Evaluation of Maryland’s Reduction
of Lead Risk in Housing Law (under development)
Inclusive Dates 1999-present

Trainee Michele Twilley
Mentor Anna Orlova, PhD
Project Evaluation of Maryland’s Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Law
Product Data Management Procedures for the Evaluation of Maryland’s Reduction
of Lead Risk in Housing Law (under development).
Inclusive Dates 1999-present

Trainee Matthew Weed
Mentor Nancy Roderer, MLS
Project PhD Genetics, 2003
Product Accessible PubMed
Inclusive Dates 1998-

Trainee Jessica Zeaske
Mentor Kevin Johnson, MD, MS.
Project Structured Reporting Tools and Provider-Patient Interaction
Product Dr.PH Zeaske JA, Johnson KB, Serwint JR, Gielen AC, Roter DL. Impact of Communication Style on the Adoption of Computer-based Documentation Tools.
Inclusive Dates 1999-present

Trainee 15 NLM Associate Fellows
Mentor Nancy Roderer, MLS
Project One — two year training program at NLM
Product Multiple Projects within NLM
Inclusive Dates