Informatics Research Seminar: Process and Progress: Standard Data Elements

 August 28 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm


Speaker: Meredith Nahm, PhD
Presented from Duke University

Broadcast Link: Seminar



Dr. Nahm will present work recent work in Data Element Standardization for Schizophrenia and Major Depressive Disorder. The work, funded through two grants from the United States Food and Drug Administration seeks to create a set of clinical data elements that also support therapeutic development and regulatory decision making. This work implemented modifications to existing practice in data element identification, synthesis, and definition, and resulted in ballots for two Health Level Seven (HL7) standards.  Dr. Nahm will present a review of data element standardization work, the process used for the two grants, and analyses of semantic variability across contributing knowledge sources.


Dr. Nahm is currently the PI of two FDA funded grant to standardize clinical data elements in the two clinical areas of Major Depressive Disorder and Schizophrenia, and is the PI of a National Library of Medicine funded grant to study Health Information Quality.  At Duke, she is an instructor in the Clinical Research Management and Health Informatics programs, and serves as an Associate Director for the Duke Center for Health Informatics.  She has been involved in data element standardization projects in multiple therapeutic areas and today will be sharing recent work in Schizophrenia and Major Depressive Disorder.