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Dr. Rodriguez is a Staff Scientist with the Computer Science Branch of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, NLM. She is a researcher with interest in Medical Vocabulary, Standards, and Datamining of large clinical datasets. She focuses on data integration, standarization, and preparation for clinical information extraction to provide clinicians with proper information at the point of care.

Dr. Rodriguez is an Obstetrician Gynecologist with more than 15 years of clinical practice,  she is a specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine with experience in invasive prenatal diagnosis.  She earned her PhD degree from the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah. Her doctoral dissertation work focused on Datamining Techniques for Prediction of Pregnancy Adverse Event.

Publications/Tools by Laritza Rodriguez: 
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.
Rodriguez L, Morrison SM, Greenberg K, Demner-Fushman D. Mining the literature for genes associated with placenta-mediated maternal diseases. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2018 Apr 16;2017:1498-1506. eCollection 2017.
Rodriguez L, Demner-Fushman D. Extracting Diseases Co-occurring with Past Medical History of Lyme Disease. AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit
Kilicoglu H, Ben Abacha A, Mrabet Y, Shooshan SE, Rodriguez L, Masterton K, Demner-Fushman D. Semantic annotation of consumer health questions. BMC Bioinformatics. 2018 Feb 6;19(1):34. doi: 10.1186/s12859-018-2045-1.
Roberts K, Rodriguez L, Shooshan SE, Demner-Fushman D. Resource Classification for Medical Questions. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2017 Feb 10;2016:1040-1049. eCollection 2016.
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.
Rodriguez L, Morrison SM, Greenberg K, Demner-Fushman D. Towards Automatic Discovery of Genes Related to Human Placenta [Poster]. Poster Fall AMIA 2016.
Kilicoglu H, Ben Abacha A, Mrabet Y, Roberts K, Rodriguez L, Shooshan SE, Demner-Fushman D. Annotating named entities in consumer health questions. LREC,23-28 May 2016, Portorož.
Demner-Fushman D, Kohli MD, Rosenman MB, Shooshan SE, Rodriguez L, Antani S, Thoma GR, McDonald CJ. Preparing a collection of radiology examinations for distribution and retrieval. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Mar;23(2):304-10. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocv080. Epub 2015 Jul 1.
Roberts K, Shooshan SE, Rodriguez L, Abhyankar S, Kilicoglu H, Demner-Fushman D. The role of fine-grained annotations in supervised recognition of risk factors for heart disease from EHRs. J Biomed Inform. 2015 Dec;58 Suppl:S111-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2015.06.010. Epub 2015 Jun 26.