Gareth Harman


Gareth is a National Library of Medicine Pre-doctoral Fellow studying Bioinformatics and Computational Biomedicine at Oregon Health & Science University.  He received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Psychology from Winona State University in Winona, MN.  He worked as a research assistant in ophthalmic genetics at the Casey Eye Institute and as a developer / engineer within Dr. Bonnie Nagel's developmental brain imaging lab, both at OHSU.  His work involves predicting suicidal ideation and attempt in children using machine learning. Additionally, he is interested in assessing the ability of deep learning to extract meaningful information from neuroimaging data.


  • B.S., 2013, Winona State University

Honors and awards

  • National Library of Medicine Fellow, OHSU Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Portland, OR, Present

Areas of interest

  • Machine Learning
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Deep Learning
  • Mental Health


Selected publications

  • Prediction of Suicidal Ideation and Attempt in 9 and 10-Year Old Children Using Transdiagnostic Risk Factors. Plos One. 2021.
  • Identifying Early Risk Factors for Addiction Later in Life: a Review of Prospective Longitudinal StudiesCurr Addiction Reports. 2019.
  • Associations between nucleus accumbens structural connectivity, brain function, and initiation of binge drinkingAddict Biol. 2019.
  • Projection-Resolved Optical Coherence Tomographic Angiography of Retinal Plexuses in Retinitis PigmentosaAm J Ophthalmol. 2019.
  • Repeatability of Adaptive Optics Automated Cone Measurements in Subjects With Retinitis Pigmentosa and Novel Metrics for Assessment of Image QualityTransl Vis Sci Technol. 2019.


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