DBMI Retreats


Alumni Panel “AMIA Edward H. Shortliffe Doctoral Dissertation Award
• Amelia Averitt (Adler Perotte Lab, 2021 Honorable Mention)
• Tiffany Callahan (University of Colorado 2022 Finalist)
• Elliot Mitchell (Mamykina Lab, 2022 Honorable Mention)
• Anna Ostropolets (Hripcsak Lab, 2023 Honorable Mention)
• Rimma Perotte, née Pivovarov (Elhadad Lab, 2017 First Prize Inaugural Winner)
• Prof. Ted Shortliffe – Award Founder, Chair Emeritus & Former AMIA CEO & President
• Prof. Chunhua Weng – Moderator & AMIA Dissertation Award Selection Committee Chair

Rimma Perotte

Amelia Averitt

Tiffany Callahan

Elliot Mitchell

Anna Ostropolets

Ted Shortliffe

Chunhua Weng


Alumni Panel “Life After DBMI”
• Olivia Vélez, PhD, Postdoc ’13 (Chief Digital Health Officer, IntraHealth International) 
• Jamie Hirsch, MD, Postdoc MA ’15 (Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology), Donald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University/Northwell, Assistant Professor, Institute of Health System Science, Feinstein Institutes, AVP of Clinical Digital Solutions (Data Science) at Northwell Health) 
• Nicole Weiskopf, PhD ’15 (Associate Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University) 
• Alexander Lachmann, PhD ’16 (Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences and the Mt. Sinai Center for Bioinformatics)  

Olivia Vélez

Jamie Hirsch

Nicole Weiskopf

Alexander Lachmann


Alumni Panel “Life After DBMI”
• Rachel Melamed, PhD ’15 (Assistant Professor, University of MA-Lowell) 
• Hojjat Salmasian, MD, PhD ’15 (Vice President, Operational Data Science Mass General Brigham, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Data Science, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School) 
• Shaodian Zhang, PhD ’16 (Founder & CEO, Synyi.com) 

Rachel Melamed

Hojjat Salmasian

Shaodian Zhang


Alumni Panel “Life After DBMI”
• Mary Boland, PhD, MA (Assistant Professor of Informatics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania)
• William Brown III, PhD, DrPH, MA (Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF) 
• Jen-Hsiang Chuang, PhD (Deputy Director-General,  Centers for Disease Control in Taiwan)

Mary Boland

William Brown III

Jen-Hsiang Chuang


Alumni Panel “Life After DBMI”
• Heather Cole-Lewis, PhD, MA (Director of Behavior Science, Johnson & Johnson) 
• Colin Walsh, MD, MA (Assistant Professor, Departments of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University) 
• Xinxin “Katie” Zhu, MD, PhD (Executive Director, Center for Biomedical Data Science, Yale School of Medicine)

Faculty Talks
Chunhua Weng, PhD – Professor of Biomedical Informatics: “Big Data to Knowledge for Clinical Trials”
Adler Perotte, MD, MA – Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics: “A Data Driven Informatics Stack for Biomedical Measurement and Inference”

Department Poster Session


Alumni Panel “Life After DBMI”
• Justin Starren, MD, PhD — Professor of Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics) and Medical Social Sciences, Director, Center for Data Science and Informatics, Northwestern University) 
• Samantha Kleinberg, PhD – Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology 

Faculty Talks
• Raul Rabadan, PhD – Professor of Systems Biology and of Biomedical Informatics (in the Institute for Cancer Genetics); Director of Mathematical Genomics:“Evolution of Brain Tumors”

Rita Kukafka, DrPH – Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Sociomedical Sciences: “Applying Precision Medicine to Breast Cancer Prevention & Medical Decision Making”

Department Poster Session

2018 Data Science Retreat

Keynote Talks
• David Blei, professor of Statistics and Computer Science: “The Blessings of Multiple Causes”

• Jeannette Wing: “Data for Good” 

• Matthew Jones, Chris Wiggins: “Data: Past, Present, and Future”


Alumni Panel “Life After DBMI”
• Yves Lussier, MD – Professor of Medicine, The University of Arizona Health Sciences
• Chintan Patel, PhD – Chief Technology Officer, TrialX
• Li Zhou, MD, PhD – Associate Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University Medical School

Faculty Talks
• Kai Wang, PhD

Patrick Ryan, PhD

Department Poster Session


Alumni Panel “Life After DBMI”
 Adam Margolin, PhD – Associate Professor & Director of Computational Biology, Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Medicine 
• Casey Overby, PhD – Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
• Peter Stetson, MD, MA – Chief Health Informatics Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Faculty Talks
 Nicholas Tatonetti, PhD: “Estimate of Disease Heritability Using 4.7 Million Familial Relationships Inferred from EHRs”
 Soumitra Sengupta, PhD: “Clinical Data Availability”

Department Poster Session


Alumni Panel “Life After DBMI”
Jessica Ancker, PhD, MPH – Associate Professor, Healthcare Policy & Research, Weill Cornell Medical College
• Hui Cao, PhD – Executive Director, Global Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
• Jason Shapiro, MD, MA – Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Mt. Sinai Hospital

Faculty Talks
Lena Mamykina, PhD: “Data Driven Approach to Management of Health & Wellness: Towards Behavioral Precision Medicine”
Yufeng Shen, PhD: “Deep Genetic Connection between Cancer and Developmental Disorders” 

Department Poster Session