Griffin Weber
Griffin M Weber, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School (Secondary)

Griffin Weber directs the Biomedical Research Informatics Core (BRIC) at BIDMC. A result of his research in expertise mining and social network analysis is his invention of an open source social networking website for scientists called Profiles RNS, now used at dozens of universities across the country. It automatically mines large datasets such as PubMed, NIH ExPORTER, and the U.S. patent database to discover investigators' research areas and scientific networks. It then presents these connections using temporal, geospatial, and network visualizations. The software has numerous applications, ranging from finding individual collaborators and mentors to understanding the dynamics of an entire research community.

Weber is also an investigator on Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2), an NIH National Center for Biomedical Computing, for which he helped developed a web-based open source platform that enables a variety of functions, including queries of large clinical repositories for hypothesis testing and identification of patients for clinical trials. He also created the original prototype software for the Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE), which is a federated query tool that connects i2b2 databases across multiple institutions. More than 100 institutions worldwide use i2b2 and SHRINE to support clinical research.

Weber received his M.D. and Ph.D. in computer science from Harvard University in 2007. While still a student, he became the first Chief Technology Officer of Harvard Medical School and built an educational web portal that provides interactive online content to over 500 courses. His past research projects also include analyzing DNA microarrays, modeling the growth of breast cancer tumors, and creating algorithms for predicting life expectancy.

Probabilistic record linkage of de-identified research datasets with discrepancies using diagnosis codes.
Authors: Hejblum BP, Weber GM, Liao KP, Palmer NP, Churchill S, Shadick NA, Szolovits P, Murphy SN, Kohane IS, Cai T.
Sci Data
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Intracranial hemorrhage with direct oral anticoagulants in patients with brain tumors.
Authors: Carney BJ, Uhlmann EJ, Puligandla M, Mantia C, Weber GM, Neuberg DS, Zwicker JI.
J Thromb Haemost
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Using Artificial Intelligence in an Intelligent Way to Improve Efficiency of a Heart Failure Care Team.
Authors: Weber GM.
J Card Fail
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Biases in electronic health record data due to processes within the healthcare system: retrospective observational study.
Authors: Agniel D, Kohane IS, Weber GM.
BMJ
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Biases introduced by filtering electronic health records for patients with "complete data".
Authors: Weber GM, Adams WG, Bernstam EV, Bickel JP, Fox KP, Marsolo K, Raghavan VA, Turchin A, Zhou X, Murphy SN, Mandl KD.
J Am Med Inform Assoc
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Gender Differences in Receipt of National Institutes of Health R01 Grants Among Junior Faculty at an Academic Medical Center: The Role of Connectivity, Rank, and Research Productivity.
Authors: Warner ET, Carapinha R, Weber GM, Hill EV, Reede JY.
J Womens Health (Larchmt)
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Predicting the higher rate of intracranial hemorrhage in glioma patients receiving therapeutic enoxaparin.
Authors: Mantia C, Uhlmann EJ, Puligandla M, Weber GM, Neuberg D, Zwicker JI.
Blood
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Effect of Targeting Inflammation With Salsalate: The TINSAL-CVD Randomized Clinical Trial on Progression of Coronary Plaque in Overweight and Obese Patients Using Statins.
Authors: Hauser TH, Salastekar N, Schaefer EJ, Desai T, Goldfine HL, Fowler KM, Weber GM, Welty F, Clouse M, Shoelson SE, Goldfine AB.
JAMA Cardiol
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Faculty Promotion and Attrition: The Importance of Coauthor Network Reach at an Academic Medical Center.
Authors: Warner ET, Carapinha R, Weber GM, Hill EV, Reede JY.
J Gen Intern Med
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Considering context in academic medicine: differences in demographic and professional characteristics and in research productivity and advancement metrics across seven clinical departments.
Authors: Warner ET, Carapinha R, Weber GM, Hill EV, Reede JY.
Acad Med
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