Nathan Patrick Palmer, Ph.D.
Nathan Palmer, PhD
Data Scientist in Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
Director, Healthcare Data Science Program

Nathan Palmer received a PhD in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studying machine learning, protein folding, and functional genomics. He then held a postdoctoral research position in the lab of Isaac Kohane at Harvard Medical School during which his research interests expanded to include large-scale genomics, epidemiology, and medical informatics. He currently directs the Healthcare Data Science Program in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. This program brings access to tens of billions of medical facts from tens of millions of patients to the research community at HMS, and develops both the technical and methodological solutions to perform novel analytics at scale. Dr. Palmer continues to work in the area of functional genomics and epidemiology through collaborations with the various Harvard teaching hospitals.

Variation in dental services by rurality among privately insured adults in the United States.
Authors: Simon L, Ahern J, Fox K, Barrow J, Palmer N.
J Public Health Dent
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Healthcare spending and utilization for pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome in a commercially insured population.
Authors: Beinvogl B, Palmer N, Kohane I, Nurko S.
Neurogastroenterol Motil
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International Changes in COVID-19 Clinical Trajectories Across 315 Hospitals and 6 Countries: Retrospective Cohort Study.
Authors: Weber GM, Zhang HG, L'Yi S, Bonzel CL, Hong C, Avillach P, Gutiérrez-Sacristán A, Palmer NP, Tan ALM, Wang X, Yuan W, Gehlenborg N, Alloni A, Amendola DF, Bellasi A, Bellazzi R, Beraghi M, Bucalo M, Chiovato L, Cho K, Dagliati A, Estiri H, Follett RW, García Barrio N, Hanauer DA, Henderson DW, Ho YL, Holmes JH, Hutch MR, Kavuluru R, Kirchoff K, Klann JG, Krishnamurthy AK, Le TT, Liu M, Loh NHW, Lozano-Zahonero S, Luo Y, Maidlow S, Makoudjou A, Malovini A, Martins MR, Moal B, Morris M, Mowery DL, Murphy SN, Neuraz A, Ngiam KY, Okoshi MP, Omenn GS, Patel LP, Pedrera Jiménez M, Prudente RA, Samayamuthu MJ, Sanz Vidorreta FJ, Schriver ER, Schubert P, Serrano Balazote P, Tan BW, Tanni SE, Tibollo V, Visweswaran S, Wagholikar KB, Xia Z, Zöller D, Kohane IS, Cai T, South AM, Brat GA.
J Med Internet Res
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ATLAS: an automated association test using probabilistically linked health records with application to genetic studies.
Authors: Zhang HG, Hejblum BP, Weber GM, Palmer NP, Churchill SE, Szolovits P, Murphy SN, Liao KP, Kohane IS, Cai T.
J Am Med Inform Assoc
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Real-world data analyses unveiled the immune-related adverse effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors across cancer types.
Authors: Wang F, Yang S, Palmer N, Fox K, Kohane IS, Liao KP, Yu KH, Kou SC.
NPJ Precis Oncol
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Fecal microbiota transplantation and Clostridioides difficile infection among privately insured patients in the United States.
Authors: El Halabi J, Palmer N, Fox K, Kohane I, Farhat MR.
J Gastroenterol
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Factors Associated With Corticosteroid Treatment for Pediatric Acute Respiratory Tract Infections.
Authors: Shapiro DJ, Palmer NP, Bourgeois FT.
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
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Multi-PheWAS intersection approach to identify sex differences across comorbidities in 59 140 pediatric patients with autism spectrum disorder.
Authors: Gutiérrez-Sacristán A, Sáez C, De Niz C, Jalali N, DeSain TN, Kumar R, Zachariasse JM, Fox KP, Palmer N, Kohane I, Avillach P.
J Am Med Inform Assoc
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Measuring health-care delays among privately insured patients with tuberculosis in the USA: an observational cohort study.
Authors: El Halabi J, Palmer N, McDuffie M, Golub JJ, Fox K, Kohane I, Farhat MR.
Lancet Infect Dis
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Finding commonalities in rare diseases through the undiagnosed diseases network.
Authors: Yates J, Gutiérrez-Sacristán A, Jouhet V, LeBlanc K, Esteves C, DeSain TN, Benik N, Stedman J, Palmer N, Mellon G, Kohane I, Avillach P.
J Am Med Inform Assoc
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