François Modave

François Modave, Ph.D.

Director Of Artificial Intelligence And Decision-Making & Associate Professor

Department: MD-HOBI-GENERAL
Business Phone: (352) 294-5932
Business Email: modavefp@ufl.edu

About François Modave

François Modave is an associate professor in the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics, a member of the Institute for Child Health Policy, and the Director, Artificial Intelligence and Decision-Making

Dr. Modave rejoined HOBI and the biomedical informatics team in December 2019 after spending a little over a year as director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research and founding chair of the department of health informatics and data science at Loyola University Chicago, where he also served as site-PI for the University of Chicago-Rush CTSA.

Dr. Modave first joined HOBI in 2015 and spent nearly 4 years on the BMI team as an associate professor until he moved to Chicago in October 2018. Prior to this appointment, he was chair and tenured associate professor of the Department of Computer Science at Jackson State University, and an adjunct faculty at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – El Paso, Texas, where he held a joint appointment with Family Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Modave received his M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Université of Paris IX -Dauphine in 1994, in Paris France, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from ENSEEIHT – Université Toulouse III also in France, in 1999.

Dr. Modave’s research focuses on the use of data science, decision theory, and mobile health to improve health outcomes, in particular for chronic conditions, and also to improve cancer screening rates. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Cancer Institute and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Publications

2021
A Pilot Study Examining the Efficacy of Delivering Colorectal Cancer Screening Messages via Virtual Health Assistants.
American journal of preventive medicine. 61(2):251-255 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amepre.2021.01.014. [PMID] 33888362.
2021
A Subjective Culture Approach to Cancer Prevention: Rural Black and White Adults’ Perceptions of Using Virtual Health Assistants to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening.
Health communication. 1-12 [DOI] 10.1080/10410236.2021.1910166. [PMID] 33876658.
2021
Application of machine learning to the prediction of postoperative sepsis after appendectomy.
Surgery. 169(3):671-677 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2020.07.045. [PMID] 32951903.
2021
Impact of the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic on US Healthcare Workers: Results from the HERO Registry.
Journal of general internal medicine. 36(5):1319-1326 [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-020-06529-z. [PMID] 33694071.
2021
Key changes to improve social presence of a virtual health assistant promoting colorectal cancer screening informed by a technology acceptance model.
BMC medical informatics and decision making. 21(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12911-021-01549-z. [PMID] 34158046.
2021
mMotiv8: A smartphone-based contingency management intervention to promote smoking cessation.
Journal of applied behavior analysis. 54(1):38-53 [DOI] 10.1002/jaba.800. [PMID] 33258134.
2020
Developing and Validating a Computable Phenotype for the Identification of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals and Subgroups.
AMIA … Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium. 2020:514-523 [PMID] 33936425.
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2020
Optimizing identification of resistant hypertension: Computable phenotype development and validation.
Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety. 29(11):1393-1401 [DOI] 10.1002/pds.5095. [PMID] 32844549.
2020
Planning for patient-reported outcome implementation: Development of decision tools and practical experience across four clinics.
Journal of clinical and translational science. 4(6):498-507 [DOI] 10.1017/cts.2020.37. [PMID] 33948226.
2020
Simple tests of cardiorespiratory fitness in a pediatric population.
PloS one. 15(9) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0238863. [PMID] 32886730.
2019
Creating an mHealth App for Colorectal Cancer Screening: User-Centered Design Approach.
JMIR human factors. 6(2) [DOI] 10.2196/12700. [PMID] 31066688.
2019
Development and application of a high throughput natural language processing architecture to convert all clinical documents in a clinical data warehouse into standardized medical vocabularies.
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 26(11):1364-1369 [DOI] 10.1093/jamia/ocz068. [PMID] 31145455.
2019
Efficacy and Effectiveness of Mobile Health Technologies for Facilitating Physical Activity in Adolescents: Scoping Review.
JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 7(2) [DOI] 10.2196/11847. [PMID] 30747716.
2019
Facilitation or Hindrance: Physicians’ Perception on Best Practice Alerts (BPA) Usage in an Electronic Health Record System.
Health communication. 34(9):942-948 [DOI] 10.1080/10410236.2018.1443263. [PMID] 29485296.
2019
Identification of a pathogenic mutation in ATP2A1 via in silico analysis of exome data for cryptic aberrant splice sites.
Molecular genetics & genomic medicine. 7(3) [DOI] 10.1002/mgg3.552. [PMID] 30688039.
2019
Understanding Perceptions and Attitudes in Breast Cancer Discussions on Twitter.
Studies in health technology and informatics. 264:1293-1297 [DOI] 10.3233/SHTI190435. [PMID] 31438134.
2018
A 3-minute test of cardiorespiratory fitness for use in primary care clinics.
PloS one. 13(7) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0201598. [PMID] 30059539.
2018
An ontology-guided semantic data integration framework to support integrative data analysis of cancer survival.
BMC medical informatics and decision making. 18(Suppl 2) [DOI] 10.1186/s12911-018-0636-4. [PMID] 30066664.
2018
Big data hurdles in precision medicine and precision public health.
BMC medical informatics and decision making. 18(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12911-018-0719-2. [PMID] 30594159.
2018
Computable Eligibility Criteria through Ontology-driven Data Access: A Case Study of Hepatitis C Virus Trials.
AMIA … Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium. 2018:1601-1610 [PMID] 30815206.
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2018
New-Onset Diabetes Educator to Educate Children and Their Caregivers About Diabetes at the Time of Diagnosis: Usability Study.
JMIR diabetes. 3(2) [DOI] 10.2196/diabetes.9202. [PMID] 30291069.
2018
OC-2-KB: integrating crowdsourcing into an obesity and cancer knowledge base curation system.
BMC medical informatics and decision making. 18(Suppl 2) [DOI] 10.1186/s12911-018-0635-5. [PMID] 30066655.
2017
Assessing the Quality of Mobile Exercise Apps Based on the American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines: A Reliable and Valid Scoring Instrument.
Journal of medical Internet research. 19(3) [DOI] 10.2196/jmir.6976. [PMID] 28270378.
2017
Colorectal cancer stages transcriptome analysis.
PloS one. 12(11) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0188697. [PMID] 29182684.
2017
Explore Care Pathways of Colorectal Cancer Patients with Social Network Analysis.
Studies in health technology and informatics. 245 [PMID] 29295355.
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2017
Exploring the Association Between Self-Reported Asthma Impact and Fitbit-Derived Sleep Quality and Physical Activity Measures in Adolescents.
JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 5(7) [DOI] 10.2196/mhealth.7346. [PMID] 28743679.
2017
Mobile Apps for the Management of Diabetes.
Diabetes care. 40(10):e145-e146 [DOI] 10.2337/dc17-0853. [PMID] 28774944.
2017
Mobile Device Accuracy for Step Counting Across Age Groups.
JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 5(6) [DOI] 10.2196/mhealth.7870. [PMID] 28659255.
2017
OC-2-KB: A software pipeline to build an evidence-based obesity and cancer knowledge base.
Proceedings. IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine. 2017:1284-1287 [DOI] 10.1109/BIBM.2017.8217845. [PMID] 29629236.
2017
Towards a privacy preserving cohort discovery framework for clinical research networks.
Journal of biomedical informatics. 66:42-51 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jbi.2016.12.008. [PMID] 28007583.
2016
Accuracy of weight loss information in Spanish search engine results on the internet.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 24(11):2422-2434 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.21646. [PMID] 27653438.
2016
DiaFit: The Development of a Smart App for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity.
JMIR diabetes. 1(2) [DOI] 10.2196/diabetes.6662. [PMID] 29388609.
2016
Examining Healthcare Utilization Patterns of Elderly Middle-Aged Adults in the United States.
Proceedings of the … International Florida AI Research Society Conference. Florida AI Research Symposium. 2016:361-366 [PMID] 27430035.
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2016
Mining Twitter to Assess the Public Perception of the “Internet of Things”.
PloS one. 11(7) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0158450. [PMID] 27391760.
2016
Towards an Obesity-Cancer Knowledge Base: Biomedical Entity Identification and Relation Detection.
Proceedings. IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine. 2016:1081-1088 [DOI] 10.1109/BIBM.2016.7822672. [PMID] 28503356.
2015
Low Quality of Free Coaching Apps With Respect to the American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines: A Review of Current Mobile Apps.
JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 3(3) [DOI] 10.2196/mhealth.4669. [PMID] 26209109.
2014
Analysis of the accuracy of weight loss information search engine results on the internet.
American journal of public health. 104(10):1971-8 [DOI] 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302070. [PMID] 25122030.

Grants

Jul 2021 ACTIVE
Preserving Kidney Function in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease (PRESERVE)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CHILDRENS HOSP PHILADELPHIA via PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST
Dec 2020 ACTIVE
Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AGCY HEALTHCARE RES AND QUALITY
Jun 2018 – Dec 2018
2018 Data Science in Health Informatics Summer Workshop
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: *NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY OF CHINA
Jan 2018 – Jul 2018
NCI SPRINT Program Application, Team Name: CRC Screening Team
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: VENTUREWELL via NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Feb 2017 ACTIVE
A patient-centered intervention using virtual technology to reduce colorectal cancer disparities in primary care
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Sep 2016 – Jun 2021
Improving Patient Reported Outcome Data for Research through Seamless Integration of the PROMIS Toolkit into EHR Workflows
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NORTHWESTERN UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS
Apr 2015 – Jun 2021
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS
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
Feb 2015 – Mar 2017
Colorectal Cancer Screening: A New Web-Based Decision-Making Strategy For Low Literacy And Hispanic Populations
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: TEXAS TECH UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NCI

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018,2020
GMS6806 Security and Privacy for Clinical Research
2017-2018
GMS6803 Data Science for Clinical Research
2018
GMS7887 Health Outcomes & Policy PhD Research Seminar
2018
GMS7979 Advanced Research
2018
GMS7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2017
GMS6847 Translational Research and Therapeutics: Bench, Bedside, Community, & Policy
2016-2017
GMS6804 Translational Bioinformatics
2015
GMS7093 Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research
2021
GMS5905 Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences
2021
GMS6850 Foundations of Biomedical Informatics

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5932
Emails:
Business:
modavefp@ufl.edu