Dr. Noémie Elhadad is Chair and Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and she is affiliated with Computer Science and the Data Science Institute at Columbia University. She obtained her PhD in 2006 in Computer Science, focusing on multi-document, patient-specific text summarization of the clinical literature. She was on the Computer Science faculty at The City College of New York and the CUNY graduate center starting in 2006 before joining the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia in 2007. Dr. Elhadad was Chair of the Health Analytics Center at the Columbia Data Science Institute from 2013 to 2016.
Dr. Elhadad’s research interests are at the intersection of machine learning, natural language processing, and medicine. She investigates ways in which observational clinical data (e.g., electronic health records) and patient-generated data (e.g., online health community discussions, mobile health data) can enhance access to relevant information for clinicians, patients, and health researchers alike and can ultimately impact healthcare and health of patients.