An article co-authored by a team of faculty members in the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics (HOBI) was selected for inclusion in the 2018 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Yearbook of Medical Informatics. The article, “Towards a privacy preserving cohort discovery framework for clinical research networks,” first appeared in the February 2017 issue of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics.
The research team, led by Jiang Bian, Ph.D., assistant professor in HOBI, also included Jiawei Yuan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, & Systems Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Bradley Malin, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University, François Mondave, Ph.D., associate professor in HOBI, Yi Guo, Ph.D., assistant professor in HOBI; William Hogan, M.D., M.S., professor in HOBI, director of biomedical informatics at UF’s CTSI, and director of informatics for the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, and Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., professor and department chair of HOBI, director of ICHP, and associate director for population sciences at the UF Health Cancer Center.
The IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics is a non-profit project to advance the field of medical informatics, and to stimulate dissemination and exchange of information between researchers and professionals of the health and biomedical informatics communities at large. The annual publication contains references, reviews, and links to the “best of medical informatics” articles from the preceding year, as well as a number of original articles and background information on IMIA.