Elizabeth S. Chen, PhD

Associate Director of Biomedical Informatics
Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Assistant Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science


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BS Computer Science
Tufts University
PhD Biomedical Informatics
Columbia University

Research Interests

Electronic Health Records, Clinical Decision Support, Knowledge Discovery (Data Mining, Text Mining, Web Mining), Natural Language Processing, Standards, Mobile Computing, Adaptive Systems


Elizabeth S. Chen, PhD is the Associate Director of Biomedical Informatics in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Vermont. She received a BS in Computer Science from Tufts University and PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University.

Dr. Chen's research primarily focuses on exploring informatics approaches for improving access to and use of information in biomedicine and healthcare. Specific interests include enhancing systems (e.g., electronic health record and clinical decision support systems), applying standards to promote semantic interoperability, and developing computational techniques (e.g., natural language processing and data mining) for supporting patient care, decision support, quality, public health, and research. In particular, she has applied these techniques for understanding the information needs of clinicians and researchers, acquiring disease-specific knowledge from clinical notes and biomedical literature, and enhancing problem lists in the electronic health record. Dr. Chen has previously held positions at Partners HealthCare System/Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Columbia University.