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

February 2018

The Global Spine Care Initiative: a systematic review for the assessment of spine-related complaints in populations with limited resources and in low- and middle-income communities.

The Global Spine Care Initiative: applying evidence-based guidelines on the non-invasive management of back and neck pain to low- and middle-income communities.

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.

Identifying reports of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) via a hybrid machine learning and crowdsourcing approach.

Working Memory and Vigilance as Multivariate Endophenotypes Related to Common Genetic Risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Alignment of the transcriptome with individual variation in animals selectively bred for High Drinking-In-the-Dark (HDID).

Working Memory and Vigilance as Multivariate Endophenotypes Related to Common Genetic Risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Allergic Rhinitis.

Diagnostic Reproducibility: What Happens When the Same Pathologist Interprets the Same Breast Biopsy Specimen at Two Points in Time?

The Influence of Disease Severity of Preceding Clinical Cases on Pathologists' Medical Decision Making.


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.


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Joshua Burkhart selected for 2018 Young Investigators Award Recipients for Sage Assembly hosted by Sage Bionetworks

Joshua Burkhart, Biomedical Informatics PhD student and National Library of Medicine Predoctoral Trainee, has been selected as one of the 2018 Young Investigators Award Recipients for Sage Assembly hosted by Sage Bionetworks. Joshua is mentored by Guanming Wu, PhD. His project, entitled, Pancancer Reactome Functional Interaction and Reaction Network Analyses Reveal Patterns Associated with TCGA … Continued