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- N311


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

Academic Interests

Electronic Health Records
Clinical Decision Support
Clinical Data Mining and Natural Language Processing


Chen ES, Manaktala S, Sarkar IN, Melton GB. A multi-site content analysis of social history information in clinical notes. AMIA Annual Symp Proc. 2011:227-236.

Ye H, Chen ES. Attribute utility motivated k-anonymization of datasets to support the heterogeneous needs of biomedical researchers. AMIA Annual Symp Proc. 2011:1573-1582.

Chen ES, Melton GB, Engelstad ME, Sarkar IN. Standardizing clinical document names using the HL7/LOINC Document Ontology and LOINC codes. AMIA Annual Symp Proc. 2010 Nov 13:101-105.

Wright A, Chen ES, Maloney FL. An automated technique for identifying associations between medication, laboratory results and problems. J Biomed Inform. 2010 Dec;43(6):891-901.

Melton GB, Raman N, Chen ES, Sarkar IN, Pakhomov S, Madoff RD. Evaluation of family history information within clinical documents and adequacy of HL7 clinical statement and clinical genomics family history models for its representation: a case report.  J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 May 1;17(3)337-340.

Chen ES, Sarkar IN. MeSHing molecular sequences and clinical trials: a feasibility study. J Biomed Inform. 2010 Jun;43(3):442-50.

Lee NJ, Chen ES, Currie LM, Donovan M, Hall EK, Jia H, John RM, Bakken S. The effect of a mobile clinical decision support system on the diagnosis of obesity and overweight in acute and primary care encounters. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2009 Jul-Sep;32(3):211-21.

Chen ES, Hripcsak G, Xu H, Markatou M, Friedman C. Automated acquisition of disease drug knowledge from biomedical and clinical documents: an initial study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008 Jan-Feb;15(1):87-98.

Chen ES, Stetson PD, Lussier YA, Markatou M, Hripcsak G, Friedman C. Detection of practice pattern trends through natural language processing of clinical narratives and biomedical literature. AMIA Annual Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11:120-4.

Chen ES, Mendonca EA, McKnight LK, Stetson PD, Lei J, Cimino JJ. PalmCIS: a wireless handheld application for satisfying clinician information needs. J Am Inform Assoc. 2004 Jan-Feb;11(1):19-28.