Griffin M Weber, M.D., Ph.D.
|Title||Head of the Knowledge Discovery & Management Group|
|Institution||Harvard Medical School|
|Department||Center for Biomedical Informatics at Countway|
|Address||Harvard Medical School|
107 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston MA 02115
|Title||Assistant Professor of Medicine|
|Institution||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|
|Division||Interdisciplinary Medicine and Biotechnology|
||Lee B. Lusted Student Prize|
||Massachusetts Medical Society Medical Technology Award|
||Distinguished Poster Award at AMIA 2010 Annual Symposium|
||Top Podium Presentation at AMIA 2011 Joint Summits on Translational Science|
Dr. Griffin Weber is the Chief Technology Officer of Harvard Medical School (HMS); an Assistant Professor of Medicine at HMS in Division of Interdisciplinary Medicine and Biotechnology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC); the Director of the Biomedical Research Informatics Core (BRIC) at BIDMC; and the Academic Analytics Advisor to the Office of the Provost at Harvard University.
Dr. Weber's research involves expertise mining and social network analysis. He invented the Harvard Catalyst Profiles website, which contains research profiles for 20,000 faculty that are linked together through both Passive Networks, which are automatically generated based on information known about investigators, and Active Networks, which users create themselves by indicating their relationships to other researchers. These networks have numerous applications, ranging from finding individual collaborators and mentors to understanding the dynamics of an entire research community. The open source software is used at dozens of institutions worldwide.
Dr. Weber is also an investigator on Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2), an NIH National Center for Biomedical Computing, for which he helped developed a web-based open source platform that enables a variety of functions including queries of large clinical repositories, visualization of temporal data, identification of random matched cohorts, and statistical comparison of groups of patients. He also created the Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE), which is a federated query tool that connects multiple i2b2 databases. The i2b2 software is currently used over 80 academic health centers.
Dr. Weber received his MD and PhD in computer science from Harvard University. In 1997, while still a student, he developed one of the first hospital-wide web-based electronic medical record systems. He also found time between thesis writing and clinical rotations to analyze DNA microarrays, model the growth of breast cancer tumors, create award-winning algorithms for predicting life expectancy, and build an educational web portal that provides interactive online content to over 500 courses at Harvard Medical School.
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