University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

General Internal Medicine Research

Bio for Elizabeth Chen, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Chen, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
Medicine- General Internal Medicine, Given Courtyard S356


PhD, Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, 2004.
MA, Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, 2000.
BS, Computer Science, Tufts University, 1998.

Research Interests

Electronic Health Records

Clinical Data Mining and Natural Language Processing
Clinical Decision Support

Standards and Interoperability

Research Grants

NIH/NLM R01LM011364, 9/01/2012-08/31/2016 (PI: Chen/Melton) “Leveraging the EHR to Collect and Analyze Social, Behavioral & Familial Factors”
Vermont Oxford Network (VON), 07/01/2013-06/30/2014 (Co-Investigator; PI: Sarkar) “Data Abstraction Project


Chen ES, Sarkar IN. Mining the electronic health record for disease knowledge.Methods Mol Biol. 2014;1159:269-86
Chen ES, Garcia-Webb M. An analysis of free-text alcohol use documentation in the Electronic Health Record. Appl Clin Inform. 2014 Apr 16;5(2):402-15
Chen ES, Melton GB, Burdick TE, Rosenau PT, Sarkar IN. Characterizing the use and contents of free-text family history comments in the Electronic Health Record. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012;2012:85-92.
Chen ES, Melton GB, Sarkar IN. Translating standards into practice: experiences and lessons learned in biomedicine and health care. J Biomed Inform. 2012 Aug;45(4):609-12.
Chen ES, Manaktala S, Sarkar IN, Melton GB. A multi-site content analysis of social history information in clinical notes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011;2011:227-36
More publications can be found on PubMed and Google Scholar