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Welcome to OHDSI! - Please introduce yourself


(Maura Beaton) #648

Hello @lkubendran, @jswetha, @maheswari, @Arnaud-CH31, @cba2125, @fred.lapolla, @zotydelamota, @ajyoung, @markkramerus, @LouisHendriks, @okich, @Ambrish_singh and welcome to the OHDSI community!

Some of you have already joined our weekly community calls that take place every Tuesday at 12pm ET which is a great place to get started. If you’d like to join upcoming calls, more details are available here:
https://www.ohdsi.org/web/wiki/doku.php?id=projects:ohdsi_community

Also, please check out the weekly OHDSI digest which is posted to the forums every Monday, that’s where you can find details about upcoming OHDSI meetings, OHDSI publications and updates about the community. The latest digest was posted here: Weekly OHDSI Digest 11May2020

Finally, check out the ‘New to OHDSI’ tab on ohdsi.org for more information on how to get involved and lists of upcoming OHDSI meetings.


(Hari) #649

Hi Everyone!

My name is Hari Patel, and I am an independent consultant working for Immensity Consulting, Inc. I help pharma companies with the strategy and generation of real-world evidence.

Training:
PharmD
Fellowship in HEOR
Ph.D. in Pharmacoepi

I would like to help the community with prioritization of clinically relevant research questions and conducting studies.


(Gillian Hall) #650

I have been involved studies based on electronic healthcare records for over 20 years. My experience is mainly in drug safety and disease epidemiology and includes the design, protocol writing, outcome and exposure definition / identification, and reporting. This work includes vaccine exposure safety and Kawasaki disease as an outcome. I am happy to use this experience where needed.

I have a research question. Exposure to COVID-19 may increase the risk of Kawasaki disease in children. Could OHDSI help to understand this association?


#651

Hi, I am Tontel Obene. I was the lead Epidemiologist/Evaluator for Mississippi Urban Research Center (MURC), currently recuperating from an accident I sustained on the job. There, I monitored and analysed data on heart disease and stroke prevention programs in the Mississippi Delta to find out their impact on the community. Mississippi Urban Research Center provides both basic and applied research into problems that plague urban communities and make this data available to policy makers.

I would like to take part in any collaborative research work. I am proficient in SPSS and SAS, but working on R. I strongly believe in the concept that “there is no I in team”.

Open to lending my expertise in whatever way I can to impact lives.


(Filipa Duarte-Ramos) #652

Hello, I am Filipa, from Portugal.
I would be very pleased to have the chance to work with you on this challenging project. Can you help me to discover how?

Please find my short professional bio below:

Filipa Duarte-Ramos is an assistant professor at the Social Pharmacy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Portugal, since 2012, where she teaches since 2001.
She holds a PhD in Pharmacoepidemiology awarded by the University of Lisbon in 2012, a MSc in Epidemiology awarded by the Nova Medical School of Lisbon in 2002, and graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1994 by Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon.

Filipa’s research interests are related to the investigation of health determinants, in particular the study of the positive and negative outcomes from the use of medicines by the population. She is also interested in the study of drug utilization in special populations or conditions and health outcomes research.

Filipa currently serves as a member of the European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance at the European Medicines Agency (ENCePP – EMA) and was part of the Special Interest Group in Drug Safety in Pregnancy. She represents the Faculty of Pharmacy in the plenary meetings of the ENCePP since 2011.

Filipa currently serves as Epidemiology Expert of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

She is coordinator and researcher at OPSS (Health System Portuguese Observatory) and member of Epidemiology Research Unit (EPIUnit)- Oporto Public Health Institute (ISPUP)


(Christian Reich) #653

@Gillian.Hall, @FDuarteRamos: Welcome to the family. Please scroll up a little bit. @MauraBeaton tells you how to come in and get engaged. Good luck.


(Dalia) #654

Hi Everyone,

I am Dalia Dawoud. Currently working as Scientific Adviser at NICE in the UK. My interest is in economic evaluations and use of RWD to inform cost effectiveness analysis. I have experience in systematic reviews, network meta-analyses and economic modelling as well.

I look forward to actively contributing in literature reviews, study design and writing research papers for publications.

BW
Dalia


(Joonas Puura) #655

Hello!

I am Joonas Puura, currently a computer science PhD student at University of Tartu, Estonia. My research topic is on applying machine learning to health data for evidence.

My intention here is to learn how to use OHDSI tools and also be able to contribute code-wise, and why not also contribute to community research. I mainly work with Python, but do have basic knowledge in R and SQL, which OHDSI seems to be more reliant on.

Joonas


(Akari Kira) #656

Hello! I am Akari from Japan.
I am a high school student, and I study several traditional medicines.

I joined the OHDSI community because I thought this would be an essential tool to show and analyze the complicated and detailed information of the traditional medicine to use as evidence for better decisions.
I am taking the IBDP course and the data analytics just drove my attention.
I just started learning about the OHDSI and OMOP, and I am not sure what I can contribute as a newbie but I am looking forward to learn more!


(Thanos Vidakis) #657

Hello all!

I am Thanos, my background is electrical engineering and the last 3 years I am part of the Vivante Health Software and Data Science team based in Greece. We are looking to find the best way of structuring claims/EMR data and later on questionnaire/survey data for analytics and predictive modeling. I m really happy to join this huge open source project/team and looking forward to contribute after I understand what is going around here :). So for me the next days is reading and testing out some of the tools. I ll mostly focus on CDM and the ETL processes.

Many thanks to all of you!
Thanos


(Maura Beaton) #658

Welcome @TOBENE, @ddawoud, @jopuura, @akajpn, @thanos_vidakis

Some of you joined in on yesterday’s community calls (community call take place every Tuesday at 12pm ET) which is a great place to get started. If you’d like to join upcoming calls, more details are available here: https://www.ohdsi.org/web/wiki/doku.php?id=projects:ohdsi_community

For more details about regular OHDSI meetings and how to get involved please check out the weekly OHDSI digest which is posted to the forums every Monday. The latest digest was posted here: Weekly OHDSI Digest - 18May2020

Finally, check out the ‘New to OHDSI’ tab on ohdsi.org for more information on how to get involved and lists of upcoming OHDSI meetings. All OHDSI meetings are open to anyone interested in getting involved, so please don’t hesitate to join in :slight_smile:


#659

This is very helpful. Thank you so much! :+1:


(Filipa Duarte-Ramos) #660

Thank you very much, Maura!


(Hugh Bowie) #661

Hi Everyone, My name is Hugh Bowie. I am long time Merger Project Manager (ask about it) that has 25 years plus in Technology (do not code , sorry) and large implementations of ERP, PeopleSoft, Payroll and HR systems. I have had the good fortune to complete work for 15 % of the fortune five hundred doing those mergers and acquisitions. I have built 5 data warehouses and can show you the scars.
My education is continuing after my retirement in 2007. BSIT, MSIT, MHA, currently pursuing a Doctorate in Capella
University School of Nursing and Healthcare Sciences or a DHA Healthcare Quality Data and Analytics.
I stumbled across this organization while doing a research project for school and decided to join. I live in Southern Georgia and come from NYC born and raised.
Pleased to meet everyone and I hope to contribute something in the future.
Many Cheers
Hugh


(Andrew) #662

Hello all,

I am Andrew, a data manager at Dell Medical School at UT Austin. We are upgrading our research systems and I am here to learn about OHDSI and the OMOP CDM. We are eager to learn from those who have converted their data lakes to CDM, what has worked, what has not, and all the rest!

Best regards,
Andrew


(Sam Walters) #663

Hello all,

My name is Sam, and I own a healthcare consulting company in the US. I specialize in clinical registries, primarily working with medical specialty societies. Looking forward to learning more about OHDSI, and how I can use this framework to the benefit of my clients.


(Rico Kurniawan) #664

Hello all,

I am Rico, currently a lecturer in School of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia. interest to learn about OHDSI


(Megan Branda) #665

Hello, I am Megan Branda, a statistician at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. I have been working with the OMOP CDM for over a year and have just completed collaborating on my first OHDSI protocol. I have been to the sites and taking many of the training material in this journey so far but now that I am about to do the data work I wanted to join the community so I could ask questions and see the history of knowledge that has been shared to assure I do this right.
Thank you!


(Maura Beaton) #666

Welcome @MeganBranda, @ricokurniawan, @SamWalters, @AndrewPayne, and @Hugh_Bowie!

A great place to get started is to join an OHDSI community call which take place every Tuesday at 12pm ET. Tomorrow’s meeting got cancelled, but you are welcome to join us the following Tuesday, June 9th. If you’d like to next week, or any upcoming call, details are available here: https://www.ohdsi.org/web/wiki/doku.php?id=projects:ohdsi_community

For more details about regular OHDSI meetings and how to get involved please check out the weekly OHDSI digest which is posted to the forums every Monday. The latest digest was posted here: Weekly OHDSI Digest - 1Jun2020

Finally, check out the ‘New to OHDSI’ tab on ohdsi.org for more information on how to get involved and lists of upcoming OHDSI meetings. All OHDSI meetings are open to anyone interested in getting involved, so please don’t hesitate to join in :slight_smile:


(Adam Federman) #667

New here. I just learned about OHDSI from other groups I am a part of. I am from a completely different industry and have been solving technology problems in other industries for the past 15 years. I joined life sciences about a year and a half ago and have learned so much from the brilliant minds within the industry.
I recognize what this group is trying to accomplish and believe all intentions are great. Standards are a bit tricky and I believe there’s more success to be had leveraging flexible data integration models. I am here to learn more about the approach this group is taking and their thoughts on some of the more modern ways to make data interoperable.


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