2017 Seminar Archives

The Informatics Research Seminar Series is sponsored by Duke University and a collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill, NCCU, UNC-Charlotte, and ECU. 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.

 2017 Seminar Archives

All seminars were held from 4:00-5:00 pm.


Jan 11 Janis Curtis, MSPH, MA Duke Clinical Data Research Networks – Leveraging the Value of EHRs
Jan 18 Emily Pfaff, MSIS UNC-CH Carolina Data Warehouse for Health
Jan 25 Shi Chen, PhD UNC-C Environment-hosts pathogen transfer quantification: An agent-based queuing theoretic framework
Feb 1 Kamran Sartipi, PhD & Gerard Camargo, MPH ECU Infrastructure for knowledge-driven and customizable digital health to assist primary care provider
Feb 8 Paul Lantos, MD, MSGIS Duke GIS and Spatial Tools for Disease Mapping
Feb 15 Carlos Jackson, PhD NCCU Moving from Risk to Impactability: CCNC’s Experience with Optimizing ROI from Care Management
Feb 22 Leah Frerichs, PhD UNC-CH Youth-engaged data science and mobile health analytics for obesity prevention
Mar 1 Yarorong Ge, PhD UNC-C Rapid learning in intensity modulated radiation treatment planning
Mar 8 Spring Break
Mar 15 Spring Break
Mar 22 Oghale Elijah Asagbra, PhD, MHA CPHQ ECU Health IT and Patient Engagement in Hospitals
Mar 29 Teiji Kimball NCCU Building the Professional Pipeline: Learning Healthcare and Technology Skills in a Fab Lab
Apr 5 Kate Brelsford, PhD, MPH Duke Ethical Approaches to Research Use of Clinical Records and Data
Apr 12 Annette DuBard, MD, MPH UNC-CH Health Informatics on the Front Lines: Optimizing Care Management Outcomes for NC Medicaid
Aug 30 Susan Spratt, MD Duke Phenotypes for Diabetes in Research Using E.H.R. Data
Sept 6 Michael Kosorok, PhD UNC-CH Machine Learning: For Robust and Refined Data-Drive Decision Making
Sept 13 Zbigniew W. Ras, PhD, DSc UNC-C Reduction of Re-Admissions to Hospitals Based on Actionable Knowledge Discovery and Personalization
Sept 20 David Michael, MD ECU Medication Reconciliation
Sept 27 Stephanie Bryant, MS NCCU Data Collection: Precision Medicine and Learning Health Systems
Oct 4 Michael Pencina, PhD Duke From Medical Big Data to a Learning Health System
Oct 11 Nia S. Mitchell, MD, MPH NCCU Women & Obesity: Reasons for Evidence Behind National Weight Loss Programs
Oct 18 Alexander Turchin, MD, MS Duke Using EMR Data for Clinical Research: Experience and Practical Implications
Oct 25 Juhee Kim, ScD & Akshat Kapoor, PhD ECU  Weighing the Odds: Problem List Omissions and Patient Portal Utility among Obese Patients
Nov 1 Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, MBA UNC-CH Advanced Analytics Adoption at UNC Health Care System: A Case Study
Nov 8 Andrew Wang, MD Duke Development of  Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Care Application


Anyone interested in health informatics, including informatics and health information technology students, faculty, and staff.


Duke: Hock Plaza, Hock Auditorium (Ground Level)DCHI Logo

PARKING: Email healthinformatics@duke.edu to request a parking pass. The pass will be emailed to you in PDF format and must be printed for scanning at the gate. The system will not scan bar codes from smartphones. After parking, proceed to the 4th floor of the parking garage and exit across the driveway to enter the building. Sign in at the desk and take the elevator to the ground floor. Exit left off the elevator and walk down to hall, Hock Auditorium is on your right.

UNC-CH: Health Science Library, Room 227  CHIP

NCCU: James E. Shepard Memorial Library, Room 364  NCCU Logo

UNC-C: Fretwell 126 (Campus parking available.)  UNCC Logo

ECU: Health Sciences Building, Room 1355 (Campus and meter parking available around the Health Sciences Building.)ECU Logo


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In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team. All targeted audience members are eligible to receive 1.0 Joint Accreditation Credit Hours for this activity. No attendance certificates are issued for this course.

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