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

Feburary 9, 2021

Genomic Medicine XIII Meeting

NHGRI sponsered its 13th Genomic Medicine meeting on Developing a Clinical Genomic Informatics Research Agenda. Marc Williams (Geisinger), Casey Overby Taylor (Hopkins), and Janina Jeff (Host of In Those Genes Podcast), with Rex Chisholm (Northwestern) and Lucila Ohno-Machado (UC-San Diego) as moderators, kicked-off the meeting with a discussion on "Making the case for a clinical genomic informatics research strategy." CO Taylor spoke about "Technical desiderata for genomic clinical decision support, A reflection on implementation in eMERGE III."

January 11, 2021

Disparities and Covid-19 data science team participation

TIRI lab members (Natalie Flaks Manov, Ilya Rattsev, Casey Overby Taylor) and collaborator (Jeremy Epstein) participated in this years' JH Research Symposium on Engineering in Healthcare. This year it was a two-day workshop that included data science teams working on different aspects of the COVID-19 disparities problem. On January 19 our team shared findings from studying "Disparities in the transition to Telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic" over the course of the week.

October 8, 2020

Informatics Grand Rounds at University of Utah

Taylor delivered a University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics Grand Rounds presentation titled "Clinical Decision Support for Data-Driven Personal Guidance." (virtual due to the pandemic)

October 1, 2020

Welcome Natalie Flaks Manov and Shanshan Song!

Natalie Flaks Manov has started her postdoc fellowship and Shanshan Song (PhD student in Health Science Informatics) has formally joined our lab.

September 18, 2020

Duke Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Seminar Series presentation

Taylor delivered a Duke Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Seminar Series presentation titled "Clustering to uncover patient profiles to enable more meaningful engagement with healthcare." (virtual due to the pandemic)

September 1, 2020

Taylor awarded NIH/NHGRI Genomic Innovator Award!

We are thrilled to share that Taylor was awarded an NHGRI-funded Genomic Innovator Award! It will provide funding over the next 5 years to study genomic clinical decision support. The NHGRI announcement is here.

August 28, 2020

Summer 2020 TIRI Lab Final Poster Presentations

We held an informal poster session with the theme of “Health and Healthcare System Interactions During a Pandemic.” We had 6 poster presenters who described their work over the summer. Presenters included Natalie Flaks Manov, Kevin Gorman, Michelle Nguyen, Ilya Rattsev, Shanshan Song, and Cindy Zhang.

July 31, 2020

Taylor appointed to BWCB advisory board and AMIA DEI task force

We are excited to announce Taylor's appointment as an advisory board member for The Black Women in Computational Biology Network and member of The AMIA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force.

July 1, 2020

New TIRI Lab Members!

We are delighted to have Michelle Nguyen (Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering) and Ilya Rattev (Research Program Assistant) join the TIRI team. Welcome also to Shanshan Song (Ph.D. Student in Health Sciences Informatics), Cindy Zhang (Undergraduate Student in BME), and Kevin Gorman (Undergraduate Student in BME & CS) who are all completing summer research experiences. A warm welcome to you all!

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