Research Team (updated on 01-2020)

Current Lab Members

Associate or Postdoctoral Research Scientists
  1. Casey Ta, PhD, 10/2017-
  2. Cong Liu, PhD, 01/2018-
  3. JayHyun Kim, PhD, 08/2019-
  4. Yingcheng Sun, PhD, 01/2020-
  5. Hao Liu, 06/2020-
Pre-doctoral Students
  1. Tian Kang, MA, 09/2014-
  2. Jimmy Rogers, MS, 09/2017-
  3. Alex Butler, MD student (class 2021), 05/2019-
Research Staff:
  1. Jay Lee, BS, 01/2019-
  2. Chi Yuan, MS, 12/2016-

Collaborating Students

  1. Betina Ross Idnay, School of Nursing, 01/2020-
  2. Latoya Stewart, School of Medicine, 04/2020-
  3. Ziheng Zhou, School of Public Health, 01/2020-


Doctoral Degree Graduates:
  1. Gregory W. Hruby (2011-2016), currently a data scientist at Mount Sinai Health System
  2. Daniel Fort (2013-2014) (co-advising w Adam Wilcox), currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Northwestern University
  3. Nicole Weiskopf (2009-2014), currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Informatics at Oregon Health & Science University

Master Degree Graduates in Biomedical Informatics:
  1. Ziran Li, MD (09/2017-05/2019), thesis: Prediction of clinical trial recruitment
  2. Xinhang Li, MS (09/2017-05/2019), thesis: Error analysis for biomedical named entity recognition
  3. Olga Lyudovyk, MS, 01/2018-05/2019, thesis: Pathway analysis for cancer subtyping
  4. Weiqi Zhang, 09/2016-05/2018, thesis: A knowledge base for drugs
  5. Yixuan Guo, 01/2016-01/2017), thesis: An Automated CDM Data Query Generator
  6. Tian Kang (2014-2016), thesis: EliXR-CDM: An Open-Source Common Data Model-based Machine Learning Parser for Clinical Research Eligibility Criteria
  7. Mathew Paulson (2013-2015), thesis:Desiderata for Major Eligibility Criteria in Breast Cancer Trials
  8. Handong Ma (2013-2015), thesis:Prediction of Black Box Warning by Mining Patterns of Convergent Focus Shift in Clinical Trial Study Populations Using Linked Public Data
  9. Clair Gordon (2013-2015), thesis:Combining Expert Knowledge and Knowledge Automatically Acquired from Electronic Data Sources for Continued Ontology Evaluation and Improvement
  10. Mary Boland (2010-2012), thesis:Discovering Medical Conditions Associated with Periodontitis Using Linked Electronic Health Records
  11. Yuan Zhang (2010-2012), thesis:Using Electronic Data To Profile Population Health and Identify Clinical Evidence Gaps: Towards Precision Clinical Research Design,
  12. Steven Mark (2008-2010), thesis: Visualization of Medical Entities Dictionary
  13. Fei Chen (2007-2009), thesis: Secondary Use of EHR: Data Quality Issues and Informatics Opportunities
  14. Craig (2007-2008)

Master Degree Graduates in Public Health:
  1. Youlan Tang (2016)
  2. Elhaam Borhanian (2014)
  3. Bo Hu (2013)

Postdoctoral Trainees in Biomedical Informatics:

1.    Andrew Goldstein, MD, (09/2015-08/2018), Scholar-track Assistant Professor, New York University
2.    Anando Sen, PhD, (07/2015-08/2017), Associate Research Scientist at MD Anderson Cancer Center
3.    Zhe He (2014-2015), currently tenured Associate Professor at Florida State University
4.    Riccardo Miotto (2012-2014), currently Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai Medical School
5.    Tony Hao (2013-2014), currently tenured Professor in China
6.    Casey Overby (2011-2013), currently tenure-track Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University
7.    Alex Rusanov (2012-2013), currently tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Columbia University
8.     Zhihui Luo (2009-2012), currently tenured Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
9.     Fabricio Kury, MD, 07/2018-06/2019, Scientist at Regeneron Inc.
10. Barnett Chiu, PhD, (09/2016-10/2018), Data Scientist at Mount Sinai Health System
11.  Jung Son, MD, (07/2016-06/2017), Senior Medical Informatician at Startup in NYC
12.  Shreya Chakrabarti, PhD, (08/2015-03/2017), currently Data Scientist at Amazon Inc.
13.  Julia Hoxha, PhD, (10/2014-10/2016), currently a researcher in Germany
14.  Praveen Chandar (2014-2015), currently staff researcher at IBM Research
15.  Solomon Berhe (2011-2012), currently a researcher in Germany
16. Junfeng Gao (2012), currently scientific consultant for Purdue Pharma L.P.
17. Di Zhao (2010-2011), currently Associate Professor of Chinese Academy of Science, Advanced Computing Center
18. Xiaoying Wu (2010), currently tenured Associate Professor at Wuhan University, China
19.  Tax Botsis (2008-2009), currently research staff at FDA

Research Staff:

  1. Youlan Tang, MD, 01/2019-
  2. David Fasel, 09/2016-05/2019, currently an informatics director at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  3. Yat So (2012-present), currently a programmer at Columbia CTSA
  4. Anil Yaman (2013-2015), currently a PhD student in the Eindhoven University of Technology and INCAS

Undergraduate student:

  1. Hollis Mills, 01/2017-05/2018
  2. Ibrahim Diallo, 07/2019-08/2019

2019 Summer Interns:

  1. Ben Webb, 06/2019-08/2019
  2. Hao Liu, 05/2019-08/2019
  3. Katherine Wang, 06/2019-08/2019