• 8474 Citations
1994 …2023

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Research Interests

I received my PhD in immunology from the University of Chicago where I discovered the function of CTLA-4, the first checkpoint inhibitor. Following my MS in computer science, I worked in microbial genomics developing informatics tools to understand biochemical pathways in microorganisms. I joined the Nortwestern faculty to focus on medical informatics and am Associate Director for the Center for Health Information Partnerships and Director of the Chicago Health IT Regional Extension Center.

My goal is to improve health for people with autoimmune disease, using immunological, genomics, informatics and implementation science methods to study the development of autoimmunity. My research focuses on using electronic health records, intersected with genetic, social and environmental data to 1) develop translational models to elucidate the molecular and environmental mechanisms of human autoimmune disease and 2) develop EHR-based tools to improve care for people with autoimmunity.

Education/Academic qualification

MS, DePaul University

… → 2004

PhD, The University of Chicago

… → 1997

Research interests

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Big Data
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomic Medicine/Personalized Medicine
  • Healthcare Quality
  • Immunology
  • Implementation Science
  • Medical Informatics
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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  • Research Output

    • 8474 Citations
    • 34 Article
    • 2 Review article
    • 1 Conference contribution
    Open Access
  • Assessing the concordance of clinical classification criteria for lupus between electronic health records and a physician curated registry

    Walunas, T. L., Ghosh, A. S., Pacheco, J. A., Jackson, K. L., Chung, A. H., Erickson, D. L., Mancera-Cuevas, K., Ramsey-Goldman, R. & Kho, A. N., 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. 1466-1467 2 p. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; vol. 264).

    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

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Making work visible for electronic phenotype implementation: Lessons learned from the eMERGE network

    Shang, N., Liu, C., Rasmussen, L. V., Ta, C. N., Caroll, R. J., Benoit, B., Lingren, T., Dikilitas, O., Mentch, F. D., Carrell, D. S., Wei, W. Q., Luo, Y., Gainer, V. S., Kullo, I. J., Pacheco, J. A., Hakonarson, H., Walunas, T. L., Denny, J. C., Wiley, K., Murphy, S. N. & 2 others, Hripcsak, G. & Weng, C., Nov 2019, In : Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 99, 103293.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Design of healthy hearts in the heartland (H3): A practice-randomized, comparative effectiveness study

    Ciolino, J. D., Jackson, K. L., Liss, D. T., Brown, T., Walunas, T. L., Murakami, L., Chung, I., Persell, S. D. & Kho, A. N., Aug 2018, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 71, p. 47-54 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations