Translational Informatics Research and Innovation (TIRI) Lab

From Personal Health Insights to Clinical Use to Public Value

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We are a collaborative research group in Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

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Our research draws from biomedical informatics and the related field of biomedical data science to address challenges to translating discoveries into practice.

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We pursue projects that address the challenge of how to incorporate technology and digital approaches into research and clinical practices.

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News and Announcements

January 24, 2022

New TIRI Lab Members!

The TIRI Lab welcomes RA Micaela Ashton and Master's students Louise Lu, Karen Yang, and Rebecca Yoo.

October 30, 2021

TIRI Lab Representation at AMIA 2021 Annual Symposium

This year we had two posters, one student design challenge presentation, and CO Taylor was a judge in the student paper competition. One poster was a result of AMIA DEI Task force efforts titled "Recommedations on Building a Sustainable AMIA Centered Around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices-A Prliminary Report" (presented by CO Taylor). Another poster described collaborative work of lab members, titled "Telehealth Adoption and Healthcare Utilization During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Toward Understanding What Follows For Vulnerable Groups" (presented by M Nguyen). We also participated in the 9th Annual Student Design Challenge (one of 5 teams selected to participate)! Michelle Nguyen, Shanshan Song, and Cindy Zhang designed and built a prototype of the mAMIA app to satisfy pregnant womens self-identified emotional/social and information needs.

October 15, 2021

Congratulations to Natalie Flaks Manov!

N Flaks-Manov has successfully completed her postdoctoral training! During her postdoc she contributed to two journal publications, presented in the 2020 JH Research Symposium on Engineering in Healthcare, and led a project studying symptoms associated with COVID-19 (paper in preparation), among other contributions. We wish her the best on new endeavours! We are also fortunate to have Dr. Flaks-Manov continue some interactions as a collaborator/consultant.

October 8, 2021

Recent seminar presentations

Taylor had the honor of delivering a Seminar on Precision Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Biomedical Informatics (Oct 8, 2021) and a Penn Bioinformatics Forum Seminar at University of Pennsylvania (September 1, 2021) on the topic "Clustering to Uncover Patient Profiles to Enable More Meaningful Research and Clinical Engagement." (both virtual due to the pandemic)

September 24, 2021

Paper published in Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Our article titled Recurrent preterm birth risk assessment for two delivery subtypes, A multivariable analysis was published and will be part of a special issue in JAMIA on Informatics for Sex and Gender Related Health.

August 15, 2021

Precision Care Medicine

CO Taylor will be co-teaching Precision Care Medicine this Fall 2021 (EN.580.480/680). This is a two-semester project-based learning course. Projects will use methods of machine learning and mechanistic and statistical modeling to develop novel data-driven solutions to important health care problems that arise in medicine.

June 9, 2021

New TIRI Lab Members!

We are delighted to have Ilya Rattsev join us as a Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering (previously Research Program Assistant). Michael Cho (PhD student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) is also completing a summer experience in the lab. Welcome to you both!

June 4, 2021

Paper published in Journal of Biomedical Informatics

The article titled Genomic considerations for FHIR, eMERGE implementation lessons was published in the June 2021 issue of JBI. It includes a description of our Johns Hopkins case study implementation of the eMERGE FHIR Specification. Stay tuned for more work on this!

May 14, 2021

Journal of Personalized Medicine Paper Published

Our article titled Preferences for Updates on General Research Results, A Survey of Participants in Genomic Research from Two Institutions was published in the May 2021 issue of JPM.

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