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 2018

Two alternatives versus the standard Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) summary of findings (SoF) tables to improve understanding in the presentation of systematic review results: a three-arm, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial.

A systematic review of clinic and community intervention to increase fecal testing for colorectal cancer in rural and low-income populations in the United States - How, what and when?

The Global Spine Care Initiative: a summary of guidelines on invasive interventions for the management of persistent and disabling spinal pain in low- and middle-income communities.

The Global Spine Care Initiative: a narrative review of psychological and social issues in back pain in low- and middle-income communities.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of venous thrombosis risk among users of combined oral contraception.

December 2017

Challenges in Developing U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Child Health Recommendations.

Update on the Methods of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Linking Intermediate Outcomes and Health Outcomes in Prevention.

Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Low Back Pain.

The role of simulation in mixed-methods research: a framework & application to patient safety.

Emergency medical services responders' perceptions of the effect of stress and anxiety on patient safety in the out-of-hospital emergency care of children: a qualitative study.

Improved Diagnosis and Care for Rare Diseases through Implementation of Precision Public Health Framework.

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

Characterization of the leukemogenic potential of distal cytoplasmic CSF3R truncation and missense mutations.

November 2017

Association of the Presence of Trainees With Outpatient Appointment Times in an Ophthalmology Clinic.

Management of Suspected Opioid Overdose With Naloxone in Out-of-Hospital Settings: A Systematic Review.

Methodological challenges in appraising evidence on diagnostic testing for WHO guidelines on hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infection.

Diagnostic accuracy of tests to detect hepatitis B surface antigen: a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis.

WHO guidelines on testing for hepatitis B and C - meeting targets for testing.

PDX-MI: Minimal Information for Patient-Derived Tumor Xenograft Models.

Objective cognitive impairment and subjective cognitive problems in veterans initiating psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: An exploratory study.

Integrated functional and mass spectrometry-based flow cytometric phenotyping to describe the immune microenvironment in acute myeloid leukemia.

Extensive Homeostatic T Cell Phenotypic Variation within the Collaborative Cross.

Characteristics associated with requests by pathologists for second opinions on breast biopsies.


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DMICE Faculty to Offer Health Informatics Course to College Undergraduates

DMICE faculty William Hersh, M.D., professor and chair, and Ted Laderas, Ph.D., assistant professor, will be launching a new course in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Spring 2018 academic quarter entitled, Introduction to Health Informatics. The course will provide an introduction to the field. Students will learn the application of informatics skills and knowledge to health-related problems. Application activities will include simple data analysis and visualization of clinical data, answering clinical questions … Read More