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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: 
Huang X, Lin J, Demner-Fushman D. Evaluation of PICO as a knowledge representation for clinical questions AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:359-63.
Sneiderman C, Demner-Fushman D, Fiszman M, Rosemblat G, Lang FM, Norwood D, Rindflesch TC. Semantic Processing to Enhance Retrieval of Diagnosis Citations from Medline AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:1104
Lin J, Demner-Fushman D. The Role of Knowledge in Conceptual Retrieval: A Study in the Domain of Clinical Medicine Proc SIGIR 2006, pages 99-106, August 2006, Seattle, Washington
Demner-Fushman D, Lin J. Answer Extraction, Semantic Clustering, and Extractive Summarization for Clinical Question Answering Proc COLING/ACL 2006. July 2006, Sydney, Australia
Demner-Fushman D, Lin J. Situated Question Answering in the Clinical Domain: Selecting the Best Drug Treatment for Diseases Proc COLING/ACL 2006 Workshop on Task-Focused Summarization and Question Answering, July 2006, Sydney, Australia
Lin J, Karakos D, Demner-Fushman D, Khudanpur S. Generative Content Models for Structural Analysis of Medical Abstracts Proc 2006 BioNLP'06. June 2006, New York City, New York
Demner-Fushman D, Few B, Hauser SE, Thoma GR. Automatically Identifying Health Outcome Information in MEDLINE Records J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006 Jan-Feb;13(1):52-60. Epub 2005 Oct 12.
Demner-Fushman D, Humphrey SM, Ide NC, Loane RF, Ruch P, Ruiz ME, Smith LH, Tanabe LK, Wilbur WJ, Aronson AR. Finding Relevant Passages in Scientific Articles: Fusion of Automatic Approaches vs. an Interactive Team Effort. Proc TREC 2006, 569-76.
Humphrey SM, Rogers W, Kilicoglu H, Demner-Fushman D, Rindflesch TC. Word sense disambiguation by selecting the best semantic type based on journal descriptor indexing: preliminary experiment. J Am Soc Inf Sci Technol. January 2006;57(1):96-113.
Aronson AR, Demner-Fushman D, Humphrey SM, Lin J, Liu H, Ruch P, Ruiz ME, Smith LH, Tanabe LK, Wilbur WJ. Fusion of Knowledge-intensive and Statistical Approaches for Retrieving and Annotating Textual Genomics Documents Proc TREC 2005, 36-45

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