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Dina
Demner-Fushman
,
MD, PhD
Staff Scientist
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: 
Ben Abacha A, Demner-Fushman D. Recognizing Question Entailment for Medical Question Answering. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2017 Feb 10;2016:310-318. eCollection 2016.
Demner-Fushman D, Rogers W, Aronson A. MetaMap Lite: an evaluation of a new Java implementation of MetaMap. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Jul 1;24(4):841-844. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocw177.
Deardorff A, Masterton K, Roberts K, Kilicoglu H, Demner-Fushman D. A protocol-driven approach to automatically finding authoritative answers to consumer health questions in online resources. JASIST, 68(7): 1724-1736. doi: 10.1002/asi.23806.
Chachra S, Ben Abacha A, Shooshan SE, Rodriguez L, Demner-Fushman D. A Hybrid Approach to Generation of Missing Abstracts in Biomedical Literature. Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers: 1093-1100.
Ben Abacha A, Demner-Fushman D. NLM_NIH at SemEval-2017 Task 3: from Question Entailment to Question Similarity for Community Question Answering. In Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval@ACL) 2017: 349-352.
Ben Abacha A, de Herrera A, Wang Ke, Long LR, Antani SK, Demner-Fushman D. Named entity recognition in functional neuroimaging literature. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), Kansas City, MO, 2017, pp. 2218-2220.
Rodriguez L, Morrison SM, Greenberg K, Demner-Fushman D. Towards Automatic Discovery of Genes Related to Human Placenta [Poster]. Poster Fall AMIA 2016.
Mrabet Y, Kilicoglu H, Roberts K, Demner-Fushman D. Combining Open-domain and Biomedical Knowledge for Topic Recognition in Consumer Health Questions. AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium, Chicago, IL, November 12-16, 2016.
Guo P, Stanley RJ, De S, Long LR, Antani SK, Thoma GR, Demner-Fushman D, Sornapudia S. Features Advances to Automatically Find Images for Application to Clinical Decision Support. Medical Research Archives. 4(7) 2016. DOI: 10.18103/mra.v4i7.761
Demner-Fushman D, Elhadad N. Aspiring to Unintended Consequences of Natural Language Processing: A Review of Recent Developments in Clinical and Consumer-Generated Text Processing. IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2016.

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