Jiang Bian

Jiang Bian, Ph.D.

Director Of Cancer Informatics And EHealth Core & Associate Professor

Department: MD-HOBI-BIOMED INFORMATICS
Business Phone: (352) 273-8878
Business Email: bianjiang@ufl.edu

About Jiang Bian

Biomedical Informatics is an interdisciplinary field, where the central theme is to explore the effective uses of data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem-solving, and decision making, motived by efforts to import human health. I have a diverse yet strong multi-disciplinary background in data integration, semantic web, machine learning, natural language processing, social media analysis, network science, data privacy, and software engineering. Nevertheless, my expertise and background serve an overarching theme: data science with heterogeneous data, information and knowledge resources.

I am currently directing the Cancer Informatics & eHealth Core program (http://bit.ly/36IBw5s).

Research Profile

I have a diverse yet strong multi-disciplinary background. Nevertheless, my expertise and background serve an overarching theme: data science with heterogeneous data, information and knowledge resources. My research areas can be divided into three logical sections under this overarching theme: (1) data-driven medicine—applications of informatics techniques, including machine learning methods in medicine on solving big data problems; (2) mining the Internet, including the social web, to provide insights into health-related behavior and health outcomes of various populations and finding ways to develop interventions that promote public and consumer health; and (3) development of novel informatics methods, tools and systems to support clinical and clinical research activities such as tools for data integration, clinical trial generalizability assessment, and cohort discovery.

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=ysr–voAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-2238-5429

Areas of Interest
  • Cancer Informatics
  • Social media
  • data privacy in healthcare
  • data science
  • eHealth and user-centered design
  • semantic web

Grants

Dec 2020 ACTIVE
Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: AGCY HEALTHCARE RES AND QUALITY
Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Using Real-world Data to Assess the Burden of Diabetes in Children and Adolescents in Florida
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Aug 2020 ACTIVE
The External Exposome and COVID-19 Severity
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIEHS
Aug 2020 ACTIVE
Using Electronic Health Records from a Large Clinical Data Research Network to Understand Cancer Burden and Cancer Risks Among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Individuals
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Aug 2020 ACTIVE
Optimizing the Population Representativeness of Older Adults in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Clinical Trials
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Sunshine Portal Year 2
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL OFFICE OF EARLY LEARNING via ADMN FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Jun 2020 ACTIVE
1Florida Alzheimers Disease Research Center
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Apr 2020 – Sep 2020
IBM Task Order – Development of New and Innovative Methods for Automated Reporting for CBER-Regulated Biological Products – FDA Task Order 2, Order # 75F40119F19002
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: IBM CORP via US FOOD AND DRUG ADMN
Jan 2020 – Aug 2020
The provision of research and evaluation to determine the short and long-term human health impacts from harmful algal blooms (HABs)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH
Jan 2020 ACTIVE
Extracting information from clinical narratives for Clinical Outcomes Research
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST
Jan 2020 ACTIVE
The benefits and harms of lung cancer screening in Florida
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Jan 2020 – Mar 2020
Data Science in Health Informatics Workshop with Deep Learning Winter 2020
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: *NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY OF CHINA
Dec 2019 ACTIVE
Artificial Intelligence-aided Personalization on Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Patients Underwent Coronary Stent Implantation Using Large-scale Electronic Health Records
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF TEXAS HLTH SCI CTR HOUSTON via AMER HEART ASSOCIATION
Oct 2019 ACTIVE
Clinically-Efficient Strategies to Address Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Pediatric Practice
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH BIOMED RES PGM/J&E KING
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
Tailored Clinical Decision Support Formats Designed to Improve Palliative Care for Cancer and Chronically Ill Patients: A Pre-Clinical Test
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINR
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Text and Talk: A multi-level intervention to increase provider HPV vaccine recommendation effectiveness
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
UF Health Cancer Center Pilot Projects funded by UF Foundation Allocated Funds
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF FOU
Jul 2019 – Sep 2019
Data Science in Health Informatics Workshop Summer 2019
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: *NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY OF CHINA
Apr 2019 ACTIVE
Advancing Interdisciplinary Science of Aging through Identification of Iatrogenic Complications: The UF EHR Clinical Data Infrastructure for Enhanced Patient Safety among the Elderly (UF-ECLIPSE)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Feb 2019 ACTIVE
Utilizing Data from the Electronic Medical Record to Predict Alzheimers and Dementia Risk
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER
Jan 2019 ACTIVE
Systematic Analysis of Clinical Study Generalizability Assessment Methods with Informatics
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL STATE UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Dec 2018 – Feb 2019
Data Science in Health Informatics Workshop Winter 2019
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: *NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY OF CHINA
Sep 2018 ACTIVE
Using PCORnet to Compare Blood Pressure Control Strategies
Role: Other
Funding: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO via PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST
Jul 2018 ACTIVE
Implementing a Guidelines-Based M-Health Intervention for High Risk Asthma Patients
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ARKANSAS CHILDRENS RESEARCH INSTITUTE via NATL INST OF HLTH NINR
Jun 2018 – Dec 2018
2018 Data Science in Health Informatics Summer Workshop
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: *NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY OF CHINA
Dec 2017 – Aug 2018
The Mid-South CDRN
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: VANDERBILT UNIV MEDICAL CENTER via PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST
Sep 2017 ACTIVE
A Person-Centric Prediction Model of Job Loss based on Social Media Data and Linguistic and Linguistic Analytics
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL SCIENCE FOU
Apr 2017 ACTIVE
University of Florida Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Nov 2016 – Oct 2017
Planning for congenital Zika syndrome surveillance in PCORnet and Sentinel
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST
Oct 2016 – Mar 2020
FL's Next Gen of Prescription Drug Related Surveillance: Data into Insights that Enhance PDMP Best Practices
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF JUSTICE
Sep 2016 ACTIVE
Improving Patient Reported Outcome Data for Research through Seamless Integration of the PROMIS Toolkit into EHR Workflows
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NORTHWESTERN UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS
Aug 2016 ACTIVE
Methods and Software for Lifecourse Epidemiology Data and Sample Size Analysis
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER via NATL INST OF HLTH NIGMS
Feb 2015 ACTIVE
UF Health Cancer Center Pilot Project Grants funded through the Florida Consortium of National Cancer Institute Centers Program
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL

Education

Ph.D. – Integrated Computing
2010 · University of Arkansas at Little Rock
M.S. – Computer Science
2008 · University of Arkansas at Little Rock
B.S. – Architectural Environment & Equipment Engineering
2005 · Tongji University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
GMS6850 Foundations of Biomedical Informatics
2018,2020
GMS6806 Security and Privacy for Clinical Research
2015-2018
GMS6803 Data Science for Clinical Research
2018
GMS7979 Advanced Research
2018
GMS7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018
NGR7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2017-2018
NGR7979 Advanced Research
2016
GMS6090 Research in Medical Sciences
2015
GMS6888 Mentored Research Hop

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-8878
Emails:
Business:
bianjiang@ufl.edu