About Our Department

The Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is one of 27 academic departments in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). 

The mission of DMICE is to provide leadership, discovery and dissemination of knowledge in clinical informatics, clinical epidemiology, and bioinformatics / computational biology. This mission is fulfilled through programs of research, education, and service.

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Recent Publications

January 2016

Treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer: A systematic review.

Intranasal or transdermal nicotine for the treatment of postoperative pain.

Paramedic assessment and treatment of upper airway obstruction in pediatric patients: an exploratory analysis by the Children's Safety Initiative-Emergency Medical Services.

Out-of-hospital pediatric airway management in the United States.

Innovative approaches to combining genotype, phenotype, epigenetic, and exposure data for precision diagnostics

IL-10 and integrin signaling pathways are associated with head and neck cancer progression.


December 2015
Splicing landscape of the eight collaborative cross founder strains.

Influenza vaccination of pregnant women: attitudes and behaviors of Oregon physician prenatal care providers.

Reproducibility and Conflicts in Immune Epitope Data.

Outcomes From Health Information Exchange: Systematic Review and Future Research Needs.

Comparative risk of harm associated with the use of targeted immunomodulators- A systematic review.

Aggregator: a machine learning approach to identifying MEDLINE articles that derive from the same underlying clinical trial.

Research Gaps on Practice Guidelines for Acute Postoperative Pain Management in Adults: Findings from a Review of the Evidence for an American Pain Society Clinical Practice Guideline

Sequestrectomy Versus Conventional Microdiscectomy for the Treatment of a Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Systematic Review

November 2015

Automated confidence ranked classification of randomized controlled trial articles: an aid to evidence-based medicine.

Medical Malpractice Concerns and Defensive Medicine: A Nationwide Survey of Breast Pathologists.

How concerns and experiences with medical malpractice affect dermatopathologists' perceptions of their diagnostic practices when interpreting cutaneous melanocytic lesions.

Use of Digital Whole Slide Imaging in Dermatopathology.

The Resource Identification Initiative: A cultural shift in publishing.

Next-generation diagnostics and disease-gene discovery with the Exomiser.

Computational evaluation of exome sequence data using human and model organism phenotypes improves diagnostic efficiency.

Src and STAT3 inhibitors synergize to promote tumor inhibition in renal cell carcinoma.

October 2015

Whole-genome sequencing identifies EN1 as a determinant of bone density and fracture.

Mammography Screening and Overdiagnosis.

Effect of Laparoscopic-Assisted Resection vs Open Resection of Stage II or III Rectal Cancer on Pathologic Outcomes: The ACOSOG Z6051 Randomized Clinical Trial.

Vitamin D Supplements and the Risk of Falls-Reply.

August 2015

Methylomic analysis of salivary DNA in childhood ADHD identifies altered DNA methylation in VIPR2.

Use of semantic workflows to enhance transparency and reproducibility in clinical omics.

Does Articaine Provide an Advantage over Lidocaine in Patients with Symptomatic Irreversible Pulpitis? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Patient Safety Perceptions in Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Emergency Care: Children's Safety Initiative.

Twelve recommendations for integrating existing systematic reviews into new reviews: EPC guidance.

Use of model organism and disease databases to support matchmaking for human disease gene discovery.

PhenomeCentral: a portal for phenotypic and genotypic matchmaking of patients with rare genetic diseases.

Reassuring patients about low back pain.

Vitamin D and falls-fitting new data with current guidelines.


What's New?

DMICE Students Win AMIA Student Design Challenge for Second Consecutive Year  

A team of clinical informatics students from the biomedical informatics program at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has won the 2015 student design challenge of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). The winner was announced on November 18, 2015, at the AMIA Annual Symposium, held in San Francisco, CA. 

Two teams of students in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) biomedical informatics program made it to the “final four” in the competition, which had the theme, “The Human Side of Big Data – Facilitating Human-Data Interaction.”  

The team that took first place presented “Learning from the Data: Exploring a Hepatocellular Carcinoma Registry Using Visual Analytics to Improve Multidisciplinary Clinical Decision-Making." Team members include Michelle Hribar, Ph.D., L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, M.D., Kate Fultz Hollis, M.S., Gene Ren, and Deborah Woodcock, M.B.A.  

The second student team from OHSU, which took honorable mention (fourth place), was comprised of bioinformatics students Ashley Choi, Benjamin Cordier, Prerna Das, Ph.D., and Jason Li, M.S.  They presented “Take a Breather: Empowering Adherence and Patient Centered Research through Interactive Data Visualization, Social Engagement, and Gamification in Patients with Sleep Apnea.”  

Both teams presented posters at the AMIA Symposium on November 16 and, as finalists,  gave oral presentations on November 17, 2015. In 2014, the one OHSU team that entered the Student Design Challenge took first place with its prototype of a mobile app that captures children’s drawing and accompanying narratives to better facilitate child-provider communication.  Fultz Hollis, Hribar and Woodcock were on both the 2014 and 2015 teams that took first place.  

Hribar was funded by a training grant to OHSU from the National Library of Medicine.

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