Mentor: Paul Avillach, M.D., Ph.D
Niloofar Jalali received her PhD at Northeastern University from the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department. Her doctoral research focused on personalized medicine for hypertensive patients of MGH under the supervision of Dr. Kamal Jethwani in the Partners Connected Health group. She applied different machine learning techniques to build a temporal case-based reasoning to individualize the medical treatment to patients’ socioeconomic factors, laboratory results, and comorbidities. Since coming to DBMI, her research has shifted to analysis of gastrointestinal problems in autistic children.