Gabriel’s New Beginnings

Davera Gabriel, Senior Nurse Informaticist, will begin her new role on the HIMSS Interoperability and Health Information Exchange (HIE) committee for FY 20/21, where she hopes to leverage her “boots on the ground standards and data harmonization implementation experience to support HIMSS’ efforts to bridge the data divide between the healthcare and clinical research enterprises it serves, to maximize benefits of interoperable data envisioned for Learning Health Organizations.” See the HIMSS website for additional information.

Davera has joined Johns Hopkins University as a Senior Research Terminologist at the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR).  Working under the direction of Clinical Research Information Officer (CRIO), Dr. Christopher Chute, Davera will have broad responsibility for organizing biomedical ontologies, terminologies, and classifications in computable form on terminology servers to serve the requirements of data science and translational research for the Johns Hopkins CTSA, the NCATS Center for Data to Health (CD2H), NCI Center for Cancer Data Harmonization (CCDH), the NCATS Translator grant program and other ICTR partner initiatives.

“I could not be more pleased with this opportunity to bring a translational research perspective and ‘on-the-ground’ data harmonization experience to national initiatives which seek to leverage the impressive emergence of the HL7 Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to realize the benefits of a Learning Health Ecosystem” said Ms. Gabriel.  “The experience and insights I gained from working on clinical trials at-scale at the DCRI is a key and invaluable component of the knowledgebase needed to provide data services that bridge remaining gaps between wet lab science to clinical care to public health research and other health discovery initiatives.  In my new role, I am looking forward to continued work with the Duke Center for Health Informatics and Trial Innovation Network colleagues to advance the great promise that Translational Clinical and Bioinformatics offers to improve human health.”