Mary Regina Boland

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Welcome to my homepage. I am a second-year PhD student at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University
My research adviser is Dr. Nicholas Tatonetti.
Formerly, I was a Research Staff Officer in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University Medical Center

Recent News:
Can Big Data Tell Us What Clinical Trials Don't - New York Times
By Veronique Greenwood 
"In the Northern Hemisphere, people with multiple sclerosis tend to be born in the spring, while in the Southern Hemisphere they tend to be born in November... There are numerous correlations like this, and the reasons for them are still foggy — a problem Tatonetti and a graduate assistant, Mary Boland, hope to solve by parsing the data on a vast array of outside factors. Tatonetti describes it as a quest to figure out “how these diseases could be dependent on birth month in a way that’s not just astrology.” Read More

CAESAR: a Classification Approach for Extracting Severity Automatically from Electronic Health Records Accepted for presentation at ISMB's Phenotype Day 2014 in Boston, MA on July 12, 2014!!! [Link]  Tentative Schedule of Presentations is available here: [Link]

My Journal of Clinical Periodontology Paper listed in the 2013 AMIA Annual Year in Review as Top Paper in the "Practice of Informatics"!!! [Link]
Co-author on a finalist paper for the AMIA 2013 student paper competition!!! (S07 Design and Evaluation of a Bacterial Clinical Infectious Diseases Ontology) [Link]

Education:
PhD Biomedical Informatics, Ongoing Columbia University, 2013-Present
MA Biomedical Informatics, 2012 Columbia University, 2010-2012
BS Bioinformatics, 2010 Saint Vincent College, 2006-2010
Minors: Computer Science, History

To read about my work please select one of the links below or at the top of the page.