2019 Seminar Archives

The Informatics Research Seminar Series is sponsored by Duke University and a collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill, NCCU, UNC-Charlotte, ECU and Wake Forest. This series explores key areas in Health Informatics and include research results, overview of programs of research, basic, applied, and evaluative projects, as well as research from varied epistemological stances.


Informatics Research Seminars: 2019
WK Site Date Speaker Topic
1 Duke Jan 9 Saira N. Haque, PhD, MHSA Barriers and Facilitators for Telehealth Implementation
2 UNC-CH Jan 16 Robert Furberg, PhD, MBA Case Studies in Personal Sensor-Based Data Collection for Observation, Intervention, and Disease Detection
3 UNC-C Jan 23 Laura Gunn, PhD A Primer on Propensity Score Matching with an Application to U.K. Population-Based Crohn’s Disease Data Assessing Treatment Effect
4 NCCU Jan 30 Catherine Key, PhD Translational Research- Fruit Flies Get Tipsy Too!
5 ECU Feb 6 Anne E. Dickerson, PhD, OTR/L, SCDCM, FAOTA ROADI (Research for Older Adult Driving Initiative)-Strategies for Research Collaboration
6 WF Feb 13 Brian J. Wells, MD, PhD A Direct-to-Patient Alert for Glycated Hemoglobin Screening
7 UNC-CH Feb 20 Kim Shoenbill, MD, PhD Using Natural Language Processing to Evaluate Electronic Health Record Documentation of Hypertension Treatment
8 Duke Feb 27 Sudha Raman, PhD Look before you Link: Assessing Health Data Linkage Feasability and Linkage Results
9 UNC-C Mar 20 Albert Park, PhD Data Analytics for Health: Utilizing Large Social Media Data
10 NCCU Mar 27 Gabriel Peterson, PhD The Effectiveness of Correction as Quality Control in Biomedical Literature-Does Correction Reduce Patient Risk?
11 ECU Apr 3 Mary Jo Nimmo, MSN, BSN Patient Handoff from the ED to the Stepdown Unit- Plan for a Quality Improvement Project
12 Duke Apr 10 Ben Goldstein, PhD Predicting Inpatient Deterioration: From Quality Improvement to Research (A Story in 5 Acts)
1 Duke Aug 28 Warren Kibbe, PhD The Role of Data in Precision Oncology
2 UNC-CH Sep 4 Ayesha Aslam, MD Wearable Device Data Access: Attitudes, Barriers and Possible Solutions
3 NCCU Sep 11 Tracie Locklear, PhD Natural Products Drug Discovery
4 UNC-C Sep 18 George Shaw Jr., PhD Characterizing Diet, Diabetes, Exercise, and Obesity Comments on Twitter Using Unsupervised Machine Learning
5 ECU Sep 25 Ali Vahdati, PhD Applications of Predictive Computer Modeling and Data Analytics in Precision Medicine
6 UNC-CH Oct 2 Saif Khairat, PhD, FAMIA From the Bedside to Home: Applying Informatics Methods to Improve Health Outcomes
7 WF Oct 9 Eric Kirkendall, MD Data Challenges with Real-Time Safety Event Detection & Clinical Decision Support
8 Duke Oct 16 Rajesh Dash, MD Emerging Interoperability Initiatives in Diagnostic Pathology
9 UNC-C Oct 23 Franck Diaz, PhD Clinical Data Quality for Secondary Use in the Learning Healthcare System
10 ECU Oct 30 Mary Tucker-McLaughlin, PhD Geofencing: A Potential Catalyst to Audience Engagement in Health Communication
11 NCCU Nov 6 John J. Sollers, PhD From Bench to Bedside: Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Pain
12 Duke Nov 13 Eric Eisenstein, DBA Ascertaining Death and Hospitalization Endpoints: The TRANSFORM-HF Experience