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Research Interests

Dr. Starren is founding Chief of the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Deputy Director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) and Director of the Feinberg Center for Data Science and Informatics (CDSI). He also leads the doctoral programs in Health and Biomedical Informatics, serves on the university Big Data Taskforce and oversees a variety of informatics, research computing, and data sciences activities.

Dr. Starren’s research focuses on the translation of computer and informatics research into real-world solutions. Dr. Starren has led the EHR integration workgroup of the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) project, focusing on the integration of genomic data into the EHR to support precision medicine. He is PI of a nine-site consortium integrating patient reported outcomes data into EHRs: EHR Access to Seamless Integration of PROMIS (EASI-PRO).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Columbia University

… → 1997

MD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

… → 1987

Research interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Ontologies
  • Computational Biology
  • Information Systems
  • Internet Intervention
  • Medical Informatics
  • Post-Graduate Medical Education

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Research Output

An ancillary genomics system to support the return of pharmacogenomic results

Rasmussen, L. V., Smith, M. E., Almaraz, F., Persell, S. D., Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J., Pacheco, J. A., Chisholm, R. L., Christensen, C., Herr, T. M., Wehbe, F. H. & Starren, J. B., Feb 19 2019, In : Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 26, 4, p. 306-310 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Characterizing Design Patterns of EHR-Driven Phenotype Extraction Algorithms

    Zhong, Y., Rasmussen, L., Deng, Y., Pacheco, J., Smith, M. E., Starren, J. B., Wei, W. Q., Speltz, P., Denny, J., Walton, N., Hripcsak, G., Chute, C. G. & Luo, Y., Jan 21 2019, Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2018. Schmidt, H., Griol, D., Wang, H., Baumbach, J., Zheng, H., Callejas, Z., Hu, X., Dickerson, J. & Zhang, L. (eds.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1143-1146 4 p. 8621240. (Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2018).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Harmonizing Clinical Sequencing and Interpretation for the eMERGE III Network

    the eMERGE Consortium, Sep 5 2019, In : American journal of human genetics. 105, 3, p. 588-605 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Pharmacogenomic clinical decision support design and multi-site process outcomes analysis in the eMERGE Network

    Herr, T. M., Peterson, J. F., Rasmussen, L. V., Caraballo, P. J., Peissig, P. L. & Starren, J. B., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 26, 2, p. 143-148 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Rich text formatted EHR narratives: A hidden and ignored trove

    Zeng, Z., Zhao, Y., Sun, M., Vo, A. H., Starren, J. B. & Luo, Y., Aug 21 2019, MEDINFO 2019: Health and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. Seroussi, B., Ohno-Machado, L., Ohno-Machado, L. & Seroussi, B. (eds.). IOS Press, p. 472-476 5 p. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; vol. 264).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution