Past Grand Rounds


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Digital Technologies: Shaping the Future of Primary Healthcare

Smisha Agarwal, PhD, MPH,MBA

Dr. Smisha Agarwal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research advances maternal and child health through the innovative use of digital tools for clinical decision-support and the use of predictive analytics-based algorithms to improve quality of care. Over the last decade, she has developed methods to evaluate the impact of health programs that employ mobile tools and led a series of Cochrane reviews commissioned by the WHO to develop global guidelines on digital health. In addition, Dr. Agarwal serves as a technical advisor to the WHO on developing global guidelines for digital health, as well as on numerous global advisory panels to strengthen health management information systems in low-and-middle income countries. Her work is largely focused in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Haiti, Bangladesh and India. She has an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins, and a PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Practical Guides for Making Electronic Health Record Data Actionable for Health Care Research

Daniel Lemkin MD,MS,FACEP
Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD, RN, FAAN
Stephanie S. Poe, DNP, MScN, RN-BC

Dan Lemkin has been a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician at the University of Maryland School of Medicine since 2003. He has served as the Department of Emergency Medicines Director of Informatics and IT since 2005. His team of software developers, and IT professionals support 14 emergency departments across the University of Maryland Medical System. Over the last 14 years he has developed hundreds of technology innovations to improve the workflows of his physicians and staff. He joined the UMMS IT department in 2012 and has helped in the design and product development of the Epic EHR platform in the role of System Physician Architect. With is IT peers, he started the UMMS physician builder program in 2014 and has a team of 10 funded physicians, NPs, and PAs from various specialties which work to improve provider facing EHR tools. Their focus is on improving patient safety, quality, finance, and operational efficiency. Since 2016 Dan has served as a Co-director of the University of Maryland, Baltimore Center for Healthcare Innovation. This Center’s mission is to facilitate development of research and clinical projects which leverage technology to improve patient care and experiences. In 2019, Dan won Epic’s National Physician Academy Award for the physician who has had the greatest positive impact on the Epic EHR community in the past year. He continues to work on projects which leverage technology to improve healthcare at UMMS.

Dr. Eun-Shim Nahm is a Professor and the Program Director for the Nursing Informatics program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). She also serves as a co-director of the Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Center of Excellence at the UMSON. Her research focuses on the use of technology-based interventions to engage patients and their caregivers in their care and to promote self-management. She has conducted various studies in this field, including qualitative, measurement. theory testing, and usability studies, as well as longitudinal intervention trials. Dr. Nahm is the recipient of multiple grant awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). In her recent R21 study, her team is investigating effects of a theory-based patient portal eLearning program on selected health-related outcomes in older adults with chronic illnesses” (AHRQ, R21HS024739 , 07/2016–06/2019). Additionally, with the grant from the MHEC Nursing Support Program II grant, she developed and implemented an RN-BSN focus area, “Care Coordination with Health IT,” which is the first focus area among RN-BSN programs. She has published more than 65 peer-reviewed journal articles and five book chapters in her area of expertise. She has also given numerous presentations at regional, national, and international scientific conferences. At the UMSON, Dr. Nahm teaches graduate-level nursing informatics courses and doctoral-level research courses and has mentored numerous graduate and doctoral students, as well as junior faculty members. She also coordinates all nursing informatics practicum placements and serves as an executive planning group member for the Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics.

Stephanie S. Poe is director of nursing, and clinical quality, and is the chief nursing information officer at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She holds a joint appointment with The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She is a respected author and speaker on a wide variety of interdisciplinary quality, safety, informatics, and evidence-based practice topics. Poe was one of the original developers of the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (JHNEBP) Model. She has extensive experience developing EBP competencies in nurse leaders and bedside nurses, and guiding clinical information system design to embed evidence-based nursing practices into clinical work flow.

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Federal Communications Commission: A Surprising But Vital Locale for Informatics

Michael Chris Gibbons,MD,MPH

Dr. Gibbons is the Founder and CEO of The Greystone Group, a digital health research, innovation and strategy consulting firm. Greystone focuses on health sector ecosystem visioning & design, health innovation, diversity populations and emerging health sector revenue models. Dr. Gibbons is also the Chief Health Innovation Adviser at the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force and a Visiting Professor at Duke University Schools of Medicine. Dr. Gibbons research focuses on the role of digital technologies in health and healthcare particularly for underserved populations. Previously Dr. Gibbons was an Associate Director at the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Health Informatics at Johns Hopkins schools of Medicine and Public Health. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Alabama and then completed a federal health policy fellowship at CMS as well as a residency in Preventive Medicine, a basic science research fellowship and a Master of Public Health degree all from Johns Hopkins.

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P Values and other Monsters that go Bump in the Night: Implications for Informatics

Robert Borotkanics, DrPH,MS,MPH

Dr Borotkanics’ interdisciplinary expertise applies a range of biostatistics approaches to a variety of biomedical, clinical, health services research and public health research collaborations. His current research collaborations include cancer (breast, prostate, liver), toxicology (chemical and pharmaceutical safety, alternatives to animal testing) and biomarkers (prostate). He is the lead statistician on a number clinical trials (diabetes, orthopedics, child health), including multiple international trials in the United States, Australia and the European Union.
He has served in numerous capacities over his career. Dr. Borotkanics is actively involved in toxicology policy. He was in the civil service at the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He served as a government project officer on a US Institute of Medicine report, “Patient Safety: Achieving a New Standard for Care.” Dr. Borotkanics is a former Guest Researcher at the US National Institutes of Health, within the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He was also a US National Institutes of Health’s of Informatics Research Fellow.

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A Network Model of Clinical Decision Support For Medication Price Transparency

Danny Lee, MD and Andrew Mellin, MD, MBA

Danny Lee, M.D., practices internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Odenton. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College, and completed residencies in radiation oncology at Mount Sinai Medical Center and internal medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Lee is board-certified in internal medicine.

Andrew Mellin, MD, MBA, is Vice President of Medical Informatics at Surescripts, where he helps the Surescripts Network Alliance improve the care experience for both providers and patients with a focus on technology and smart workflow solutions. Dr. Mellin has over 20 years of experience in health information technology, patient quality and safety, consumer health and EHR implementation and adoption. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and worked as a part-time hospitalist in St. Paul, MN for 15 years.

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Transforming Health Care Through IoT and Omics Revolutions

Ram Sriram MS, Ph.D

Ram D. Sriram is currently the chief of the Software and Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Before joining the Software and Systems Division, Sriram was the leader of the Design and Process group in the Manufacturing Systems Integration Division, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory, where he conducted research on standards for interoperability of computer-aided design systems. Prior to joining NIST, he was on the engineering faculty (1986-1994) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was instrumental in setting up the Intelligent Engineering Systems Laboratory. Sriram has co-authored or authored more than 250 publications, including several books. Sriram was a founding co-editor of the International Journal for AI in Engineering. Sriram received several awards including: an NSF’s Presidential Young Investigator Award (1989); ASME Design Automation Award (2011); ASME CIE Distinguished Service Award (2014); the Washington Academy of Sciences’ Distinguished Career in Engineering Sciences Award (2015); ASME CIE division’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2016); and CMU CEE Lt. Col. Christopher Raible Distinguished Public Service Award (2018). Sriram is a Fellow of ASME, AAAS, IEEE and Washington Academy of Sciences, a Distinguished Member (life) of ACM and a Senior Member (life) of AAAI. Sriram has a B.Tech. from IIT, Madras, India, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.

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The Application of 'Big Data' in Support of Population Health: Recent Advances from the JHU Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT)

Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT)

The Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT) is a new interdisciplinary research and development center at Johns Hopkins. CPHIT seeks to improve the health and well-being of populations by advancing the state-of-the-art of Health IT across public and private health organizations and systems.

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Leveraging Digital Therapeutics for Value-Based Care: A Case Study

Malinda Peeples, MS, RN, CDE

Malinda Peeples, MS,RN, CDE, FAADE is the Vice President of Clinical Services, Programs, and Research at WellDoc, a digital health company focused on chronic disease care. In this role at WellDoc over the last decade Malinda has been a leader and champion in the digital health arena. She has been at the forefront of defining the digital health domain and remodeling how practitioners implement these clinically effective and cost containing innovative tools. By background Malinda is a registered nurse, certified diabetes educator and clinical and informatics nurse specialist. She earned a Master’s degree and completed a postgraduate research fellowship in health sciences informatics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Faculty member in the Division of Healthcare Informatics at Johns Hopkins. Malinda has been a dedicated volunteer for numerous local and national professional organizations. In 2005-2006 she served as President of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and in 2018 she was awarded their Allen Van Son Distinguished Service Award.

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Lessons from Creating an Epic and Cerner SMART FHIR Clinical Decision Support App Based on Validated Clinical Rresearch

Ilifat Husain, MD

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Using REDCap for International Studies

Kathleen Tracy, PhD

Presentation was only a live simulcast.

Link to Video Pending

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Advances In Deep Representation Learning and Applications to Health

Muhammed Abdul-Mageed, MD

Muhammad Abdul-Mageed is Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics, Information Science, and Computer Science and Director of the Natural Language Processing Lab at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is a core fundamental methods member of UBC Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems and Centre for Artificial Intelligence Decision-making and Action. His research focuses on developing novel deep learning methods for natural language socio-pragmatics, with a goal to build `social’ machines to enhance human health and well-being. Dr. Abdul-Mageed has published more than 40 research papers in the areas of natural language processing and deep learning of natural language. His research has been funded by Google, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and Canada Foundation for Innovation. Dr. Abdul-Mageed completed a dual Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics and Information Science at Indiana University in 2015. Before UBC, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Center for Computational Learning Systems, Columbia University (2010-2012), a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Computer Science at the George Washington University (2012-2015), a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University (2015-2016), and a Visiting Scholar in the World Well-Being Project, University of Pennsylvania (2016-2018). He has been serving as a member of the standing reviewing committee for Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL) since 2013.

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Biomedical Computing on Google Cloud from A to Z

Sanjay Agravat (Not webcasted- no URL to join, Not a DHSI Grand Round)

Sanjay Agravat, MS, PhD
Machine Learning Architect
Google Cloud
(Not webcasted but recorded- will update with a link for the recording)

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"Open Data"

Caitlin Carter

Caitlin Carter, MLIS, is the Scholarly Communication and Open Access Policy Fellow at the William H. Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After graduating from the University of Maryland, she began a career in IT government contracting before returning to Maryland to pursue her MLIS. At Maryland she worked in both a Collection Development role and in supporting the Open Access digital repository (DRUM) where she discovered the importance of scholarly communication and open access initiatives in academic libraries. Upon graduating she worked at Franklin & Marshall College as the Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian before returning to a research institution setting in 2018. At Franklin & Marshall, she grew interest in adopting and creating open educational resources, and started the campus' first Open Access Publishing Fund. Now at Johns Hopkins, her primary responsibilities are to socialize the new campus-wide Open Access Policy among faculty and to educate patrons about author rights and resources, open access publishing and open science.

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"What is the role of the clinical informaticist?"

Richard Schreiber MD, FACP, ABPM-CI

Richard Schreiber, MD, FACP, is Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Geisinger Health System, and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Geisinger Holy Spirit in Camp Hill, PA, and is board certified in Clinical Informatics. He is an internist, geriatrician, educator, and researcher. He was previously in private practice, and now works part time as a hospitalist. He is the physician champion for the use and optimization of electronic health records (EHR) at GHS. He spearheaded physician EHR adoption and near universal computerized provider order entry (CPOE) for the first EHR which GHS utilized for over 10 years. Dr. Schreiber then led the transformation to a system-wide EHR which is essentially paperless. Dr. Schreiber is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (Clinical Informatics), has been board certified in Geriatrics, and is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, the American Medical Informatics Association, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Services, and HIMSS. He received the AMDIS Special Recognition in Applied Clinical Informatics award in 2014. His clinical informatics research focuses on clinical decision support, CPOE, drug-drug interaction alerting, documentation improvement, problem list curation, and CDS anomalies.

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"Augmenting Clinical Intelligence with Machine Intelligence"

Suchi Saria Ph.D.

Suchi Saria is the John C. Malone Assistant Professor of computer science, statistics, and health policy and the Director of the Machine Learning and Healthcare Lab at Johns Hopkins University. She is also the founding Research Director of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare at Hopkins. Her research focuses on developing next generation diagnostic and treatment planning tools that leverage statistical methods to individualize care. Towards this, her methodological work focuses on questions such as: How can we combine different sources of information with prior knowledge to derive actionable inferences? How can we characterize and improve reliability of the resulting inferences in challenging real- world settings? How can we support and augment decision-making in safety-critical domains?

Her work has received recognition in numerous forms including best paper awards at machine learning, informatics, and medical venues, a Rambus Fellowship (2004-2010), an NSF Computing Innovation Fellowship (2011), selection by IEEE Intelligent Systems to Artificial Intelligence’s “10 to Watch” (2015), the DARPA Young Faculty Award (2016), MIT Technology Review’s ‘35 Innovators under 35’ (2017), the Sloan Research Fellowship (2018), and the World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2018). In 2017, her work was among four research contributions presented by Dr. France Córdova, Director of the National Science Foundation to Congress’ Commerce, Justice Science Appropriations Committee. She was invited to join the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering in 2017 and more recently to theNational Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine. Saria joined Hopkins in 2012. Prior to that, she received her PhD from Stanford University working with Prof. Daphne Koller.


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"Applications of Natural Language Processing in Identifying Language Disorders"

Masoud Rouhizadeh, PhD

Dr. Masoud Rouhizadeh is a Natural Language Processing expert at the Center for Clinical Data Analysis (CCDA), a Founding Member of the Center for Clinical Natural Language Processing (C2NLP), and a Faculty Instructor at the Center of Excellence Analytics in Medicine Program (CAMP) within the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He obtained his Ph.D. from Oregon Health and Science University (2015) and continued with postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania (2017). His research focuses on text mining and information extraction methods to identify disease, medications, symptoms, and signs from clinical text, as well as artificial intelligence techniques for sentiment analysis, opinion mining, and exploring social determinants of health. He has also worked on detecting signals relevant to mental well-being and mental health conditions such as autism, depression, cognitive impairment, and dementia.

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"Challenges in Transforming Big Data into Actionable Knowledge"

Louiqa Raschid Ph.D. and Maria-Esther Vidal Ph.D.

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"Connecting Healthcare and Public Health through a Digital Bridge"

Jim Jellison
Mary Ann Cooney, RN, MPH
John Stinn, MBA
Walter Suarez, MD
Roland Gamache, PhD, MBA

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"Digital Pathology at Johns Hopkins: Practical Research and Clinical Considerations"

Alexander S Baras MD PhD

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"Access to Multiple Reports of Clinical Trials: Problems or Solutions"

Tianjing Li, PhD

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"There can be no AI without IA"

Christopher G Chute MD DrPH, Paul Nagy PhD, and Diana Gumas MS

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"Clinical Natural Language Processing Combined with Other Techniques to Support Decision Making"

Taxiarchis Botsis MSc PhD

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"What Do We Know about the Accuracy of Electronic Medical Record Data?"

Kelly T. Gleason BSN PhD

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"Transitions in care from hospital to home care: Identifying informatics opportunities to support nurse decision making through improved health information technology (HIT)"

Paulina Sockolow DrPH MS MBA and Ellen J. Bass, Ph.D.

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FHIR, RDF and the Semantic Web

Harold R. Solbrig, MS