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June 13, 2022
Lab representation at IEEE ICHI 2022
K Gorman gave oral and poster presentations on "An Interactive Visualization Tool for Medication Refill Adherence, A Case Study of Pharmacy Claims-derived Adherence Measures in Asthmatics" at IEEE ICHI 2022 held in Rochester, Minnesota.

May 30, 2022
New TIRI Lab Members!
We are delighted to have Nidhi Soley and Zoljargal Lkhagvajav join the lab this Summer as Research Program Assistants. Welcome to you both!

May 10, 2022
ICM Annual Retreat presentation
I Rattsev gave a presentation at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Computational Medicine Annual Retreat on "Recurrent Preterm Birth Risk Assessment" that covered featured work published in JAMIA here.

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.

April 14, 2021
Machine Learning in Genomics Workshop
Slides and rcordings from the NHGRI Genomic Data Science Working Group-hosted Machine Learning in Genomics virtual workshop are posted. It was held on April 13 - April 14, 2021. CO Taylor co-moderated Session 4 on "Machine learning in clinical genomics."

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!

June 29, 2020
Taylor Faculty Highlights
Two recent interviews describing pathways to biomedical informatics and biomedical engineering research are now live, "Meet Casey Overby Taylor, assistant professor of BME" and "Casey Overby Taylor, Ph.D. | Career Paths in Biomedical Informaitcs."

May 21, 2020
Congratulations to Tony!
Tony Yang successfully completed his BS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and his independent study project titled "An Annotated Dataset for Studying Engagement in Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Online Health Forums" (paper under development). He will be joining Amazon as a Software Engineer.

May 12, 2020
Epstein and Taylor receive HBHI pilot funding
The Hopkins Business of Health Initiative (HBHI) has awarded our proposal titled "Will the doctor see you now? An RCT of Video vs. Telephone Primary care Visits."

April 23, 2020
PloS One paper published
Our paper on feature engineering with clinical expert knowledge was published in PloS One.

April 1, 2020
Moving News to TIRI site
News and announcements for Casey Overby Taylor prior to March 2020 can be found here.

March 25, 2020
Joint Appointment in Medicine and BME
We are thrilled to now be housed jointly in Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Jan 28, 2020
Taylor Selected for Microsoft Fellowship
Casey Overby Taylor is extremely pleased and thankful to be selected for a Microsoft Investigator Fellowship.