BCH AI and Machine Learning Journal Club: Arjun Manrai, PhD

Speaker: Arjun (Raj) Manrai, PhD, at Boston Children's Hospital

Date: May 8, 2020 at 09:30AM - 10:30AM

Blood laboratory measures such as glucose and hemoglobin are the basis for much of clinical decision making, yet baseline variation for many laboratory measures remains incompletely characterized across age, gender, and race groups. I will introduce foundational techniques from machine learning and statistical genetics and show how they can be applied to systematically unpack variation in blood laboratory data across population groups. These analyses reveal widespread demographic structure in blood laboratory data.

Blood laboratory measures such as glucose and hemoglobin are the basis for much of clinical decision making, yet baseline variation for many laboratory measures remains incompletely characterized across age, gender, and race groups. Dr. Manrai introduced foundational techniques from machine learning and statistical genetics and showed how they can be applied to systematically unpack variation in blood laboratory data across population groups. These analyses reveal widespread demographic structure in blood laboratory data.


Publications

Gao Y, Dligach D, Miller T, Tesch S, Laffin R, Churpek MM, Afshar M. Hierarchical Annotation for Building A Suite of Clinical Natural Language Processing Tasks: Progress Note Understanding. LREC ... International Conference on Language Resources & Evaluation : [proceedings]. International Conference on Language Resources & Evaluation 2022.

Valtchinov VI, Murphy SN, Lacson R, Ikonomov N, Zhai BK, Andriole K, Rousseau J, Hanson D, Kohane IS, Khorasani R. Analytics to monitor local impact of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act's imaging clinical decision support requirements. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 2022.

Gao Y, Dligach D, Christensen L, Tesch S, Laffin R, Xu D, Miller T, Uzuner O, Churpek MM, Afshar M. A scoping review of publicly available language tasks in clinical natural language processing. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 2022.