Welcome to my homepage. I am currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Data Science in Mathematics at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, USA. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor of Informatics for six years at the University of Pennsylvania. I am an elected Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA). I am on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association for a term of 2-years (2020-2022). I am an Associate Editor for JAMIA's special issue titled: Informatics for Sex- and Gender-Related Health: Understanding the problems, developing new methods, and designing new solutions.
I have written over 70 peer-reviewed articles (for full list see here).
Dr. Boland is a nationally recognized leader in the field of clinical research informatics, specifically using phenotypes from electronic health records (EHR) linked to external resources to include information on environmental exposures. Dr. Boland researches the role that environmental exposures play in human development and disease. Her background fuels Dr. Boland’s passion for environmental justice. Dr. Boland is passionate for her research on disparities in many diseases, especially how sex-disparities and socioeconomic disparities play a role in environmental exposures and the resulting diseases, including common diseases such as heart disease, birth outcomes, Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer.
Dr. Boland has authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications in top-tiered journals including New England Journal of Medicine (letter), JAMA Network Open, Nature Biotechnology, Briefings in Bioinformatics, and the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, Journal of American Statistical Association among others. Dr. Boland is also a Fellow in the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA).
AMIA Informatics Summit March 16, 2023 talk available here and paper here