Overview of Research
Our research focuses on understanding the fundamental patterns of human disease and on developing novel approaches for predicting disease. PredMed researchers have created systems that allow doctors to predict dangerous clinical conditions years in advance, including suicide and domestic abuse, as well as predictive pharmacology systems that allow drug safety professionals to identify life-threatening adverse drug effects years in advance. Our projects utilize not only individual-patients' data, we also build infrastructures to incorporate patients' entire family medical history into the prediction models.
PredMed researchers have advised the US government on establishing national biodefense systems in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the Hong Kong government on building health infrastructure in response to the SARS pandemic, the Greek government on establishing biodefense systems for the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, and the Chinese Government in advance of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. We have worked with governments and healthcare organizations around the world, and our work has received awards from NASA, USAID. the State Department and The White House.
We are also working on real-time predictive models to improve healthcare operations, reduce wait-times and increase throughput.