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Dina
Demner-Fushman
,
MD, PhD
Investigator
Location: 
38A
/
10S1022
Phone Number: (
301
435-5320
Expertise and Research Interests: 

Dina  Demner-Fushman, MD, PhD leads research in information retrieval and natural language processing; providing clinical decision support through linking evidence (text and images) to patients’ data; answering clinical and consumer health questions; and extracting information from clinical text. Dr. Demner-Fushman earned her doctor of medicine degree from Kazan State Medical Institute in 1980, and clinical research Doctorate (PhD) in Medical Science degree from Moscow Medical and Stomatological Institute in 1989. She earned her MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003 and 2006, respectively. She earned her BA in Computer Science from Hunter College, CUNY in 2000.  Dr. Demner-Fushman is a lead investigator in several NLM projects in the areas of Information Extraction for Clinical Decision Support, EMR Database Research and Development, and Image and Text Indexing for Clinical Decision Support and Education. The outgrowths of these projects are the evidence-based decision support system in use at the NIH Clinical Center since 2009, an image retrieval engine, OpenI, launched in 2012, and an automatic customers' requests answering service that supports NLM customer services since May 2014. She is the author of more than 120 articles and book chapters in the fields of information retrieval, natural language processing, and biomedical and clinical informatics. She has co-authored a textbook in Biomedical Natural Language Processing published in 2014.

Professional Activities: 

Dr. Demner-Fushman is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), an editorial board member of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, and a founding member of the Association for Computational Linguistics Special Interest Group on biomedical natural language processing. As the secretary of this group, she has been an essential organizer of the yearly ACL BioNLP Workshop since 2007.

Honors and Awards: 

Dr. Demner-Fushman has received nine staff recognition and special act NLM awards since 2002. She is a recipient of the 2012  NIH Award of Merit, and a 2013 NLM Regents Award for Scholarship or Technical Achievement.

Publications/Tools by Dina Demner-Fushman: 
Lu C, Payne A, Demner-Fushman D. Classification Types: A New Feature in the SPECIALIST Lexicon MIA 2019 Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, November 16-20, 2019.
Lu C, Aronson AR, Shooshan SE, Demner-Fushman D. Spell checker for consumer language (CSpell) Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Volume 26, Issue 3, 1 March 2019, Pages 211-218, https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocy171 21 January 2019 (Editor's Choice)
Ben Abacha A, Demner-Fushman D. On the Role of Question Summarization and Information Source Restriction in Consumer Health Question Answering. Proceedings of the AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit, San Francisco, CA, USA, March 25-28, 2019.
Rodriguez L, Demner-Fushman D. Finding Understudied Disorders Potentially Associated with Maternal Morbidity and Mortality. AJP Rep. 2019 Jan;9(1):e36-e43. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1683363. Epub 2019 Mar 4.
Ben Abacha A, Demner-Fushman D. On the role of question summarization and information source restriction in consumer health question answering. In Proceedings of the AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2019.
Lu C, Aronson, AR, Shooshan SE, Demner-Fushman D. Spell checker for consumer language (CSpell). J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 Jan 21. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy171. [Epub ahead of print]
Lau JJ, Gayen S, Ben Abacha A, Demner-Fushman D. A dataset of clinically generated visual questions and answers about radiology images. Sci Data. 2018 Nov 20;5:180251. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.251.
Lu C, Demner-Fushman D. Improving Spelling Correction with Consumer Health Terminology Improving Spelling Correction with Consumer Health Terminology AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium, San Francisco, CA, November 3-7, 2018, p. 2053.
Lu C, Demner-Fushman D. Improving Spelling Correction with Consumer Health Terminology . AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium, San Francisco, CA, November 3-7, 2018, p. 2053.
Ben Abacha A, Gayen S, Lau JJ, Rajaraman S, Demner-Fushman D. NLM at ImageCLEF 2018 Visual Question Answering in the Medical Domain. CLEF2018 Working Notes. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Avignon, France, CEUR-WS.org (September 10-14 2018).

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