Paul Avillach
Paul Avillach, PhD, MD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital (Secondary)
Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Secondary)

Paul Avillach  holds an MD in public health and epidemiology from the University of Bordeaux and a PhD in biomedical informatics from the University of Marseilles. Avillach's research focuses on the development of novel methods and techniques for the integration of multiple heterogeneous clinic cohorts, electronic health records data, and multiple types of genomics data to encompass biological observations. He is PI and Co-Investigator on several large projects at DBMI, including the BD2K PIC-SURE Center of Excellence, the Global Rare Diseases Registry project, the PCORI ARCH project, and the PCORI Phelan-Mcdermid Syndrome project.


DBMI Research Areas
DBMI Courses
Screening pregnant women for suicidal behavior in electronic medical records: diagnostic codes vs. clinical notes processed by natural language processing.
Authors: Zhong QY, Karlson EW, Gelaye B, Finan S, Avillach P, Smoller JW, Cai T, Williams MA.
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak
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Adverse obstetric and neonatal outcomes complicated by psychosis among pregnant women in the United States.
Authors: Zhong QY, Gelaye B, Fricchione GL, Avillach P, Karlson EW, Williams MA.
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth
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Use of natural language processing in electronic medical records to identify pregnant women with suicidal behavior: towards a solution to the complex classification problem.
Authors: Zhong QY, Mittal LP, Nathan MD, Brown KM, Knudson González D, Cai T, Finan S, Gelaye B, Avillach P, Smoller JW, Karlson EW, Cai T, Williams MA.
Eur J Epidemiol
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Phelan-McDermid syndrome data network: Integrating patient reported outcomes with clinical notes and curated genetic reports.
Authors: Kothari C, Wack M, Hassen-Khodja C, Finan S, Savova G, O'Boyle M, Bliss G, Cornell A, Horn EJ, Davis R, Jacobs J, Kohane I, Avillach P.
Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet
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Real-world data reveal a diagnostic gap in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Authors: Alexander M, Loomis AK, Fairburn-Beech J, van der Lei J, Duarte-Salles T, Prieto-Alhambra D, Ansell D, Pasqua A, Lapi F, Rijnbeek P, Mosseveld M, Avillach P, Egger P, Kendrick S, Waterworth DM, Sattar N, Alazawi W.
BMC Med
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Rcupcake: an R package for querying and analyzing biomedical data through the BD2K PIC-SURE RESTful API.
Authors: Gutiérrez-Sacristán A, Guedj R, Korodi G, Stedman J, Furlong LI, Patel CJ, Kohane IS, Avillach P.
Bioinformatics
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Dementia prevalence and incidence in a federation of European Electronic Health Record databases: The European Medical Informatics Framework resource.
Authors: Perera G, Pedersen L, Ansel D, Alexander M, Arrighi HM, Avillach P, Foskett N, Gini R, Gordon MF, Gungabissoon U, Mayer MA, Novak G, Rijnbeek P, Trifirò G, van der Lei J, Visser PJ, Stewart R.
Alzheimers Dement
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Adverse obstetric outcomes during delivery hospitalizations complicated by suicidal behavior among US pregnant women.
Authors: Zhong QY, Gelaye B, Smoller JW, Avillach P, Cai T, Williams MA.
PLoS One
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CodeMapper: semiautomatic coding of case definitions. A contribution from the ADVANCE project.
Authors: Becker BFH, Avillach P, Romio S, van Mulligen EM, Weibel D, Sturkenboom MCJM, Kors JA.
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf
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The Georges Pompidou University Hospital Clinical Data Warehouse: A 8-years follow-up experience.
Authors: Jannot AS, Zapletal E, Avillach P, Mamzer MF, Burgun A, Degoulet P.
Int J Med Inform
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Position to be filled (see Research and Administrative Assistant).