Knowledge Representation & Data Integration Consultations

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Advancements in biomedical research require the sharing of datasets, integration of disparate datasets, and access to shared knowledge frameworks. Therefore, it is important that biomedical knowledge is encoded in ways that are semantically precise, standardized, and computable. Our research topics include integration of biomedical terminologies using biomedical ontologies, construction of disease-specific knowledge maps, data visualization, and the development of user interfaces to support interacting with ontologies.

Qualitative research design

  • Design of information artifacts and services (e.g. focus groups and interviews), usability testing
  • Design of data visualizations
  • Design of technology-mediated behavioral interventions

Biomedical knowledge map

  • Integrate biomedical terminologies using disease-related ontologies such as UMLS, SNOMED CT, OMIM, and MeSH.
  • Development of ontologies and terminologies using domain knowledge and EHR data

Service Providers:


Melissa Clarkson, PhD

Melissa Clarkson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics
Specialties: Semantic representation of knowledge and data elements; user-centered data visualization


Dan Harris

Daniel Harris, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science
Specialities: Ontology management, integration of ontologies for clinical research



Sujin Kim

Sujin Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Specialties: Patient literacy analysis; design of behavioral interventions in diverse health care processes and patient outcomes


Jin Chen, PhD

Jin Chen, PhD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Specialities: Development of data-driven ontologies and terminologies



Hunter Moseley, PhD

Hunter Moseley, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Associate Director, Institute for Biomedical Informatics
Informatics Core Director, Resource Center for Stable Isotope-Resolved Metabolomics
Specialities: Utilization of Gene Ontology in omics data analyses


Cody Bumgardner

V. K. Cody Bumgardner, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Director, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Informatics
Specialities: Development of streaming semantic encoding of raw data sources and multi-stream and multi-ontology event correlation and processing    

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