Lab News

Dec December 01 Sat 2018

The Boussard lab is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar with experise in Artificial Intelligence technologies, including natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning. For more details, please click here.

Oct October 19 Fri 2018

Our team was awarded a seed grant to explore demographic biases in machine learning algorithms. See more here

Aug August 22 Wed 2018

Dr. Hernandez-Boussard hosted a panel of women at the AI in Medicine: Inclusion & Equity symposium: Frameworks for an Inclusive Future of AI in Healthcare. More information can be found here.

Distribution of global health measures from routinely collected PROMIS surveys in patients with breast cancer or prostate cancer

The collection of patient‐reported outcomes (PROs) is an emerging priority internationally, guiding clinical care, quality improvement projects and research studies. After the deployment of Patient‐Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) surveys in routine outpatient workflows at an academic cancer center, electronic health record data were used to evaluate survey completion rates and self‐reported global health measures across 2 tumor types: breast and prostate cancer.  This study shows that supportive efforts may be needed to improve PRO collection and global health endpoints in vulnerable populations.

PSB Workshop

We will be hosting a workshop at the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. The digitalization of high value information is generating measurements on dynamic processes, interactions, and systems that cross multiple orders of magnitude. We are beginning to see innovative results that have emerged by linking, integrating, and harmonizing such data and knowledge across previously independent data and knowledge sources. For this workshop we invite submissions that will highlight new results linking and integrating data and knowledge across heterogeneous sources (e.g. electronic medical records, geo-code data, genetic information, social media).

January 3-7, 2019
The Big Island of Hawaii