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Hua Min, PhD

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Biography

Dr. Hua Min is an associate professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy. Min’s research interests are ontology-based data integration, ontology-based machine learning methods, data extraction and analysis from various EHR systems. Min is a leading expert on medical ontology and its applications in health and clinical informatics. Before coming to Mason, Min was an assistant member at Fox Chase Cancer Center. 

Degrees

NLM Fellow, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, (2006)

PhD, Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ (2006)

MS, Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ (1999)

MB, Medicine, Southeast University Medical School, Nanjing, P.R. China (1993)

Research

Research Interests

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Systems
  • Medical standards and ontologies
  • Ontology based data integration
  • Ontology guided machine learning
  • Databases and data warehousing

Select Publications

Min, H., Mobahi, H.*, Irvin, K.*, Avramovic, S., & Wojtusiak J. (2017, September 16). Predicting activities of daily living for cancer patients using an ontology-guided machine learning methodology. Journal of Biomedical Semantics, 8(1), 39. PMID: 28915930

Zheng, L.*, Min, H., Chen, Y., Xu, J., Geller, J., & Perl Y. (2017). Auditing NCIt Neoplasm concepts in groups of high error concentration. Applied Ontology, 12(2), 113-130. https://doi.org/10.3233/AO-170179

Min, H., Zheng, L.*, Perl, Y., Halper, M., & de Coronado S., Ochs C.*. (2017, May). Quality assurance analysis of complex concepts in the NCIt. Methods of Information in Medicine, 56(3), 200-208. https://doi.org/10.3414/ME16-01-0085. PMID: 28244549

Min, H., Avramovic, S*., Wojtusiak, J., Khosla, R., Fletcher,R. D., Alemi, F., & Kheirbek, R. E. (2017, January). A comprehensive multi-morbidity index for predicting mortality in ICU patients. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 20(1), 35-41. PMID: 27925837

Ochs, C.*, Geller, J., Perl, Y., Chen, Y., Xu, J., Min, H., Case, J.T., & Wei, Z. (2015, May). Scalable quality assurance for Large SNOMED CT hierarchies using subject-based subtaxonomies. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), 22(3), 507-18. PMID: 25336594

Min, H., Ohira, R., Collins, M. A., Bondy, J., Avis, N., Tchuvatkina, … Ross E. A. (2014, August). Sharing behavioral data through a grid infrastructure using data standards. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), 21(4), 642-9. PMID: 24076749

Grants

"Restoring Primary Care in Virginia: Using PCOR Implementation to Demonstrate Value," Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) R18. May 2015-May 2018. Role: Co-Investigator. $700,000/per year.

“Applying the Ontology-guided Machine Learning to analyze the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program-Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (SEER-MHOS) Linked Database,” Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research. August 2015-August 2016. Role: Principal Investigator. $100,000.

“Artificial Intelligence for Data Analysis,” U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. September 2013 – September 2014. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. $181,813.

“Cancer Biomedical Informatics (caBIG) Vocabularies and Common Data Elements Workspace (VCDE),” National Cancer Institute. January 2011 – April 2011. Role: Principal Investigator. $3,500.

“Cancer Biomedical Informatics (caBIG) Vocabularies and Common Data Elements Workspace (VCDE),” National Cancer Institute.  July 2010 – April 2011. Role: Principal Investigator. $36,500.

“Cancer Biomedical Informatics (caBIG) Population Science (PopSci),” National Cancer Institute. July 2010 – January 2011. Role: Principal Investigator. $8,500.

“Cancer Biomedical Informatics (caBIG) Population Science (PopSci),” National Cancer Institute. February 2009 – June 2010. Role: Principal Investigator. $20,825.

“Cancer Biomedical Informatics (caBIG) Vocabularies and Common Data Elements Workspace (VCDE),” National Cancer Institute. February 2009 – June 2010. Role: Principal Investigator. $78,532.

“Cancer Biomedical Informatics (caBIG) Vocabularies and Common Data Elements Workspace (VCDE),” National Cancer Institute. March 2008 – March 2009. Role: Principal Investigator. $60,062.

“Representing Cancer Knowledge by Using Ontology – Applying Ontology to Integration of Prostate Cancer Data Systems,” Institutional Research Grant, American Cancer Society. May 2007 – May 2008. Role: Principal Investigator. $20,000.

 

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