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  • Noemie Elhadad, PhD
  • Noemie Elhadad
    Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics

    Natural language processing & data mining for clinical and health consumer texts
    622 West 168th Street, VC-5
    New York, NY 10032
    Phone: (212) 305 0509
    Email: noemie @

  • Education
  • Ph.D., 2006 Columbia University,
    M.Sc., 2000 Columbia University,
  • Research Interests
  • My research interests are in natural language processing, with particular focus on text summarization and discourse-level structuring of information. I investigate ways in which clinical texts (these include scientific articles, medical textbooks, and patient notes) and health consumer texts (health news stories, educational health documents, and peer-patient forum posts) can be processed automatically to enhance access to relevant information for physicians, health researchers, and health consumers alike.
  • Current Projects  close
    Description: An intelligent summarization system for the electronic health record.
    Sponsor: National Library of Medicine
    Dates: 2009-
    Phenotypic Characterization of Autism Spectrum Disorders through NLP Analysis
    Description: Speech and language analysis of video recordings of patients on the autism disorder spectrum.
    Sponsor: Simons Foundation
    Dates: 2009-2011
    Description: Automatic tagging of health terms in news stories.
    Sponsor: None
    Dates: 2008-
    Structuring and Searching the Content of Health Related Web Posts
    Description: Intelligent search tool for breast cancer forums. The search relies on automatically induced psycho-social information conveyed in posts.
    Sponsor: None
    Dates: 2008-
  • Courses  close
    G4002 - Computational Methods in Biomedical Informatics (Spring)
  • Selected Publications  close
    1. See website... :.
  • Committees  close
    Knowledge Engineering Review Editorial board member (2009-2012).
    DBMI Training Committee (2007-).
    DBMI Admission Committee (2007-).
    DBMI Research IT Committee (2009-).