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Alison Callahan is an Instructor and Clinical Data Scientist in the Center for Biomedical Informatics. In collaboration with Nigam Shah's group, her work involves research and development of informatics methods for the analysis of biomedical and clinical data to derive insights and inform medical decision making. Her current research focuses on using informatics to expand and improve the data available about pregnancy and birth, including developing an obstetric database from Stanford Health Care EHRs.Alison completed her PhD in the Department of Biology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Her doctoral research focused on developing HyQue, a framework for representing and evaluating scientific hypotheses, and applying this framework to discover genes related to aging. She was also a developer for Bio2RDF, an open-source project to build and provide the largest network of Linked Data for the life sciences. Her postdoctoral work at Stanford applied methodologies developed during her PhD to study spinal cord injury in model organisms and humans in a collaboration with scientists at the University of Miami.