Griffin Weber

Griffin Weber, MD, PhD

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.

Informative missingness: What can we learn from patterns in missing laboratory data in the electronic health record?
Authors: Tan ALM, Getzen EJ, Hutch MR, Strasser ZH, Gutiérrez-Sacristán A, Le TT, Dagliati A, Morris M, Hanauer DA, Moal B, Bonzel CL, Yuan W, Chiudinelli L, Das P, Zhang HG, Aronow BJ, Avillach P, Brat GA, Cai T, Hong C, La Cava WG, Hooi Will Loh H, Luo Y, Murphy SN, Yuan Hgiam K, Omenn GS, Patel LP, Jebathilagam Samayamuthu M, Shriver ER, Shakeri Hossein Abad Z, Tan BWL, Visweswaran S, Wang X, Weber GM, Xia Z, Verdy B, Long Q, Mowery DL, Holmes JH.
J Biomed Inform
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Antiplatelet medications and intracranial hemorrhage in patients with primary brain tumors.
Authors: Ma S, Patell R, Miller E, Ren S, Marquez-Garcia J, Panoff S, Sharma R, Pinson A, Elavalakanar P, Weber G, Uhlmann E, Neuberg D, Soman S, Zwicker JI.
J Thromb Haemost
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Mapping the lymphatic system across body scales and expertise domains: A report from the 2021 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute workshop at the Boston Lymphatic Symposium.
Authors: Singhal D, Börner K, Chaikof EL, Detmar M, Hollmén M, Iliff JJ, Itkin M, Makinen T, Oliver G, Padera TP, Quardokus EM, Radtke AJ, Suami H, Weber GM, Rovira II, Muratoglu SC, Galis ZS.
Front Physiol
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Acute respiratory distress syndrome after SARS-CoV-2 infection on young adult population: International observational federated study based on electronic health records through the 4CE consortium.
Authors: Moal B, Orieux A, Ferté T, Neuraz A, Brat GA, Avillach P, Bonzel CL, Cai T, Cho K, Cossin S, Griffier R, Hanauer DA, Haverkamp C, Ho YL, Hong C, Hutch MR, Klann JG, Le TT, Loh NHW, Luo Y, Makoudjou A, Morris M, Mowery DL, Olson KL, Patel LP, Samayamuthu MJ, Sanz Vidorreta FJ, Schriver ER, Schubert P, Verdy G, Visweswaran S, Wang X, Weber GM, Xia Z, Yuan W, Zhang HG, Zöller D, Kohane IS, Boyer A, Jouhet V.
PLoS One
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Long-term kidney function recovery and mortality after COVID-19-associated acute kidney injury: An international multi-centre observational cohort study.
Authors: Tan BWL, Tan BWQ, Tan ALM, Schriver ER, Gutiérrez-Sacristán A, Das P, Yuan W, Hutch MR, García Barrio N, Pedrera Jimenez M, Abu-El-Rub N, Morris M, Moal B, Verdy G, Cho K, Ho YL, Patel LP, Dagliati A, Neuraz A, Klann JG, South AM, Visweswaran S, Hanauer DA, Maidlow SE, Liu M, Mowery DL, Batugo A, Makoudjou A, Tippmann P, Zöller D, Brat GA, Luo Y, Avillach P, Bellazzi R, Chiovato L, Malovini A, Tibollo V, Samayamuthu MJ, Serrano Balazote P, Xia Z, Loh NHW, Chiudinelli L, Bonzel CL, Hong C, Zhang HG, Weber GM, Kohane IS, Cai T, Omenn GS, Holmes JH, Ngiam KY.
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Tissue registration and exploration user interfaces in support of a human reference atlas.
Authors: Börner K, Bueckle A, Herr BW, Cross LE, Quardokus EM, Record EG, Ju Y, Silverstein JC, Browne KM, Jain S, Wasserfall CH, Jorgensen ML, Spraggins JM, Patterson NH, Weber GM.
Commun Biol
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SurvMaximin: Robust federated approach to transporting survival risk prediction models.
Authors: Wang X, Zhang HG, Xiong X, Hong C, Weber GM, Brat GA, Bonzel CL, Luo Y, Duan R, Palmer NP, Hutch MR, Gutiérrez-Sacristán A, Bellazzi R, Chiovato L, Cho K, Dagliati A, Estiri H, García-Barrio N, Griffier R, Hanauer DA, Ho YL, Holmes JH, Keller MS, Klann MEng JG, L'Yi S, Lozano-Zahonero S, Maidlow SE, Makoudjou A, Malovini A, Moal B, Moore JH, Morris M, Mowery DL, Murphy SN, Neuraz A, Yuan Ngiam K, Omenn GS, Patel LP, Pedrera-Jiménez M, Prunotto A, Jebathilagam Samayamuthu M, Sanz Vidorreta FJ, Schriver ER, Schubert P, Serrano-Balazote P, South AM, Tan ALM, Tan BWL, Tibollo V, Tippmann P, Visweswaran S, Xia Z, Yuan W, Zöller D, Kohane IS, Avillach P, Guo Z, Cai T.
J Biomed Inform
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Confederated learning in healthcare: Training machine learning models using disconnected data separated by individual, data type and identity for Large-Scale health system Intelligence.
Authors: Liu D, Fox K, Weber G, Miller T.
J Biomed Inform
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Multiview Incomplete Knowledge Graph Integration with application to cross-institutional EHR data harmonization.
Authors: Zhou D, Gan Z, Shi X, Patwari A, Rush E, Bonzel CL, Panickan VA, Hong C, Ho YL, Cai T, Costa L, Li X, Castro VM, Murphy SN, Brat G, Weber G, Avillach P, Gaziano JM, Cho K, Liao KP, Lu J, Cai T.
J Biomed Inform
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International electronic health record-derived post-acute sequelae profiles of COVID-19 patients.
Authors: Zhang HG, Dagliati A, Shakeri Hossein Abad Z, Xiong X, Bonzel CL, Xia Z, Tan BWQ, Avillach P, Brat GA, Hong C, Morris M, Visweswaran S, Patel LP, Gutiérrez-Sacristán A, Hanauer DA, Holmes JH, Samayamuthu MJ, Bourgeois FT, L'Yi S, Maidlow SE, Moal B, Murphy SN, Strasser ZH, Neuraz A, Ngiam KY, Loh NHW, Omenn GS, Prunotto A, Dalvin LA, Klann JG, Schubert P, Vidorreta FJS, Benoit V, Verdy G, Kavuluru R, Estiri H, Luo Y, Malovini A, Tibollo V, Bellazzi R, Cho K, Ho YL, Tan ALM, Tan BWL, Gehlenborg N, Lozano-Zahonero S, Jouhet V, Chiovato L, Aronow BJ, Toh EMS, Wong WGS, Pizzimenti S, Wagholikar KB, Bucalo M, Cai T, South AM, Kohane IS, Weber GM.
NPJ Digit Med
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