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Margarita Sordo, Ph.D.


Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), MexicoBSc (Hons)06/1994Computer Engineering
University of Edinburgh, UKMSc06/1995Artificial Intelligence - Knowledge-based Systems
University of Sussex, UKPhD10/1999Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
Imperial Cancer Research, UK12/2001Medical Informatics
Special Honors
Who's Who in America 61st Ed
2006 - 2007
Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 6th Edition
2011 - 2012
Who's Who Worldwide
2012 - 2012
Who's Who VIP in Medical Informatics

Dr. Sordo is a Medical Informatics Researcher and Instructor of General Medicine at the Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Her research includes artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, clinical decision support, data science, electronic health records, with emphasis on the application of knowledge elicitation and artificial intelligence techniques in medicine and healthcare to further advance the development and applicability of standards in medical decision support.

She developed GELLO, an international standard for clinical decision support. She has also developed computational techniques for tracking medication-related complications in patients at Partners Healthcare. She was part of OMOP, a multidisciplinary, nation-wide team of researchers conducting epidemiological studies to explore and confirm safety signals, assess risk and detect serious adverse effects not identified at clinical trials conducted before approval by the FDA. Dr. Sordo was principal analyst and implementer of the eRecommendations for Clinical Decision Support sponsored by the AHRQ.

She is a principal investigator on modeling patient characteristics and preferences to evaluate the impact of public health policies in individual health using complex adaptive systems.

Dr. Sordo holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from ITAM, Mexico; MSc. in Artificial Intelligence from The University of Edinburgh, UK; and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from The University of Sussex, UK.

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  1. Phillips AB, Sordo M, Wood LJ. Agent-Based Modeling to Examine Patient Behavior Within a Social Network: A Desire to Exercise Use Case. Comput Inform Nurs. 2020 Dec; 38(12):599-604. PMID: 33278116.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Sordo M, Tokachichu P, Vitale CJ, Maviglia SM, Rocha RA. Modeling Contextual Knowledge for Clinical Decision Support. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2017; 2017:1617-1624. PMID: 29854232.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Navathe AS, Zhong F, Lei VJ, Chang FY, Sordo M, Topaz M, Navathe SB, Rocha RA, Zhou L. Hospital Readmission and Social Risk Factors Identified from Physician Notes. Health Serv Res. 2018 04; 53(2):1110-1136. PMID: 28295260.
    Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Zhou L, Baughman AW, Lei VJ, Lai KH, Navathe AS, Chang F, Sordo M, Topaz M, Zhong F, Murrali M, Navathe S, Rocha RA. Identifying Patients with Depression Using Free-text Clinical Documents. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015; 216:629-33. PMID: 26262127.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Sordo M, Rocha BH, Morales AA, Maviglia SM, Oglio ED, Fairbanks A, Aroy T, Dubois D, Bouyer-Ferullo S, Rocha RA. Modeling decision support rule interactions in a clinical setting. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013; 192:908-12. PMID: 23920690.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  6. Brownstein JS, Murphy SN, Goldfine AB, Grant RW, Sordo M, Gainer V, Colecchi JA, Dubey A, Nathan DM, Glaser JP, Kohane IS. Rapid identification of myocardial infarction risk associated with diabetes medications using electronic medical records. Diabetes Care. 2010 Mar; 33(3):526-31. PMID: 20009093.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  7. Sordo Margarita, Ochoa Gabriela, Murphy Shawn N. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference Companion on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO '09): Late Breaking Papers. A PSO/ACO Approach to Knowledge Discovery in a Pharmacovigilance Context. 2009; 2679--2684. View Publication.
  8. Sordo M, Colecchi J, Dubey A, Dubey AK, Gainer V, Murphy SN. STROBE-based methodology for detection of adverse events across multiple communities. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 06; 1144. PMID: 18998965.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Brownstein JS, Sordo M, Kohane IS, Mandl KD. The tell-tale heart: population-based surveillance reveals an association of rofecoxib and celecoxib with myocardial infarction. PLoS One. 2007 Sep 05; 2(9):e840. PMID: 17786211.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  10. Zeng QT, Goryachev S, Weiss S, Sordo M, Murphy SN, Lazarus R. Extracting principal diagnosis, co-morbidity and smoking status for asthma research: evaluation of a natural language processing system. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2006 Jul 26; 6:30. PMID: 16872495.
    Citations: 172     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Goryachev S, Sordo M, Zeng QT. A suite of natural language processing tools developed for the I2B2 project. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 931. PMID: 17238550.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    
  12. Blechner MD, Sordo M. Feasibility of an intelligent tutoring system for laboratory medicine. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005; 895. PMID: 16779182.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Greenes RA, Sordo M, Zaccagnini D, Meyer M, Kuperman GJ. Design of a standards-based external rules engine for decision support in a variety of application contexts: report of a feasibility study at Partners HealthCare System. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004; 107(Pt 1):611-5. PMID: 15360885.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Sordo M, Boxwala AA, Ogunyemi O, Greenes RA. Description and status update on GELLO: a proposed standardized object-oriented expression language for clinical decision support. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004; 107(Pt 1):164-8. PMID: 15360796.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    
  15. Sordo M, Ogunyemi O, Boxwala AA, Greenes RA. GELLO: an object-oriented query and expression language for clinical decision support. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003; 1012. PMID: 14728515.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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