Health and Bioinformatics

Collecting and analyzing biological and health information

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Evaluation of Medical Information Indexing Systems

Time frame
2013-Present
Investigator
Jana Diesner
Total funding to date
$338,900.00
Funding agency
Intelligent Medical Objects


How accurate and suitable are current solutions? How can they be improved? We evaluate the coverage and accuracy of various medical terminologies, and test strategies for increasing the precision of mapping medical reports to standardized terminologies. 

INDICATOR: An Information System for Monitoring the Health of a Community

Time frame
2007-Present
Investigator
Ian Brooks
Total funding to date
$300,723.00
Funding agency
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Carle Foundation

INDICATOR is a novel information system for collecting, integrating, and analyzing data from multiple sources to provide public health decision makers real-time data on the health of their community. Data comes from sources as varied as emergency department visits, school attendance, veterinary clinics, and social media postings and together have been used to change public policy in outbreak…

INDICATOR

Pathtracker: A smartphone-based system for mobile infectious disease detection and epidemiology

Time frame
2015-Present
Investigator
Ian Brooks
Total funding to date
$1,005,692.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

This project will develop a mobile sensor technology for performing detection and identification of viral and bacterial pathogens. By means of a smartphone-based detection instrument, the results are shared with a cloud-based data management service that will enable physicians to rapidly visualize the geographical and temporal spread of infectious disease. When deployed by a community of…

Rapid Prototyping of Semantic Enhancements to Biodiversity Informatics Platforms

Time frame
2014-Present
Investigator
Michael Twidale
Total funding to date
$292,306.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

Taxonomists are scientists who describe the world’s biodiversity. These descriptions of millions of species allow scientists to do many different kinds of research, including basic biology, environmental science, climate research, agriculture, and medicine. The problem is that describing any one species is not easy. The language used by taxonomists to describe their data is complex, and…

Transforming Taxonomic Interfaces

Investigator
Michael Twidale
Total funding to date
$421,200.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

The goal of this research is to help researchers develop and use relatively simple tools to describe species in a way that make those descriptions easier to share with other scientists and easier for computers to process and analyze. The approach is bottom-up and iterative, involving the rapid prototyping of tools, combining of existing tools, and the tailoring of applications developed for…

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