Bradley Adam Malin, Ph.D.


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Faculty Appointments
Professor of Biomedical Informatics Professor of Computer ScienceProfessor of Biostatistics
Ph.D., Computation, Organization, and Society, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaM.Phil., Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaM.S., Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaB.S., Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Office Address
Dept. of Biomedical Informatics
2525 West End Avenue
Suite 672
Nashville, TN 37203
Research Description
I have broad research interests in data mining, management, and trustworthy computing. I believe that the analysis of large quantities of health and molecular information has the potential to refine phenotype definitions into significantly more nuanced models, as well as novel clinical concepts, which associate with differential response to interventions. My research has demonstrated that we can make rapid progress in this direction by integrating novel computing infrastructures with statistically-driven methods to learn patterns and test predictive models. However, to maximize the potential for data science in clinical investigations, we must make data available on a broad scale without violating the rights of the people to whom it corresponds. As such, a great deal of my research focuses on the development of multidisciplinary approaches to privacy preservation that draw upon methods from computer science, biomedical knowledge modeling, policy analysis, and economics.
Research Keywords
Data Science; Biomedical Informatics; Data Privacy; Machine Learning
Koola JD, Davis SE, Al-Nimri O, Parr SK, Fabbri D, Malin BA, Ho SB, Matheny ME. Development of an automated phenotyping algorithm for hepatorenal syndrome. J Biomed Inform [print-electronic]. 2018 Apr; 80: 87-95. PMID: 29530803, PII: S1532-0464(18)30039-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2018.03.001, ISSN: 1532-0480.

Chen Y, Patel MB, McNaughton CD, Malin BA. Interaction patterns of trauma providers are associated with length of stay. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2018 Feb 2/22/2018; PMID: 29481625, PII: 4903029, DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocy009, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Xia W, Wan Z, Yin Z, Gaupp J, Liu Y, Clayton EW, Kantarcioglu M, Vorobeychik Y, Malin BA. It's all in the timing: calibrating temporal penalties for biomedical data sharing. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Jan 1/1/2018; 25(1): 25-31. PMID: 29036325, PII: 4222812, DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocx101, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Chen Y, Kho AN, Liebovitz D, Ivory C, Osmundson S, Bian J, Malin BA. Learning bundled care opportunities from electronic medical records. J Biomed Inform [print-electronic]. 2018 Jan; 77: 1-10. PMID: 29174994, PMCID: PMC5771885, PII: S1532-0464(17)30260-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2017.11.014, ISSN: 1532-0480.

Lasko TA, Walsh CG, Malin B. Benefits and Risks of Machine Learning Decision Support Systems [letter]. JAMA. 2017 Dec 12/19/2017; 318(23): 2355. PMID: 29260218, PII: 2666495, DOI: 10.1001/jama.2017.16623, ISSN: 1538-3598.

Fabbri D, Frisse ME, Malin B. The Need for Better Data Breach Statistics. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Nov 11/1/2017; 177(11): 1696. PMID: 29114790, PII: 2660127, DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4913, ISSN: 2168-6114.

Wan Z, Vorobeychik Y, Kantarcioglu M, Malin B. Controlling the signal: Practical privacy protection of genomic data sharing through Beacon services. BMC Med Genomics. 2017 Jul 7/26/2017; 10(Suppl 2): 39. PMID: 28786360, PMCID: PMC5547445, PII: 10.1186/s12920-017-0282-1, DOI: 10.1186/s12920-017-0282-1, ISSN: 1755-8794.

Li B, Vorobeychik Y, Li M, Malin B. Scalable Iterative Classification for Sanitizing Large-Scale Datasets. IEEE Trans Knowl Data Eng [print-electronic]. 2017 Mar 3/1/2017; 29(3): 698-711. PMID: 28943741, PMCID: PMC5607782, DOI: 10.1109/TKDE.2016.2628180, ISSN: 1041-4347.

Wan Z, Vorobeychik Y, Xia W, Clayton EW, Kantarcioglu M, Malin B. Expanding Access to Large-Scale Genomic Data While Promoting Privacy: A Game Theoretic Approach. Am. J. Hum. Genet [print-electronic]. 2017 Jan 1/2/2017; PMID: 28065469, PII: S0002-9297(16)30526-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2016.12.002, ISSN: 1537-6605.

Gao C, Kho AN, Ivory C, Osmundson S, Malin BA, Chen Y. Predicting Length of Stay for Obstetric Patients via Electronic Medical Records. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017; 245: 1019-23. PMID: 29295255, PMCID: PMC5860660, ISSN: 0926-9630.

Wang S, Jiang X, Tang H, Wang X, Bu D, Carey K, Dyke SO, Fox D, Jiang C, Lauter K, Malin B, Sofia H, Telenti A, Wang L, Wang W, Ohno-Machado L. A community effort to protect genomic data sharing, collaboration and outsourcing. NPJ Genom Med. 2017; 2: 33. PMID: 29263842, PMCID: PMC5677972, PII: 36, DOI: 10.1038/s41525-017-0036-1, ISSN: 2056-7944.

Yuan J, Malin B, Modave F, Guo Y, Hogan WR, Shenkman E, Bian J. Towards a Privacy Preserving Cohort Discovery Framework for Clinical Research Networks. J Biomed Inform [print-electronic]. 2016 Dec 12/19/2016; PMID: 28007583, PII: S1532-0464(16)30182-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2016.12.008, ISSN: 1532-0480.

Tang H, Jiang X, Wang X, Wang S, Sofia H, Fox D, Lauter K, Malin B, Telenti A, Xiong L, Ohno-Machado L. Protecting genomic data analytics in the cloud: state of the art and opportunities. BMC Med Genomics. 2016 Oct 10/13/2016; 9(1): 63. PMID: 27733153, PMCID: PMC5062944, PII: 10.1186/s12920-016-0224-3, DOI: 10.1186/s12920-016-0224-3, ISSN: 1755-8794.

Chen Y, Lorenzi NM, Sandberg WS, Wolgast K, Malin BA. Identifying collaborative care teams through electronic medical record utilization patterns. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2016 Aug 8/28/2016; PMID: 27570217, PII: ocw124, DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocw124, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Carrell DS, Cronkite DJ, Malin BA, Aberdeen JS, Hirschman L. Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? Costs and Benefits of Multiple Human Annotators for Clinical Text De-identification. Methods Inf Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Aug 8/5/2016; 55(4): 356-64. PMID: 27405787, PMCID: PMC5194214, PII: 15-01-0122, DOI: 10.3414/ME15-01-0122, ISSN: 0026-1270.

Heatherly R, Rasmussen LV, Peissig PL, Pacheco JA, Harris P, Denny JC, Malin BA. A multi-institution evaluation of clinical profile anonymization. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2016 Apr; 23(e1): e131-7. PMID: 26567325, PII: ocv154, DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocv154, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Li M, Carrell D, Aberdeen J, Hirschman L, Kirby J, Li B, Vorobeychik Y, Malin BA. Optimizing Annotation Resources for Natural Language De-identification via a Game Theoretic Framework. J Biomed Inform [print-electronic]. 2016 Mar 3/25/2016; PMID: 27020263, PII: S1532-0464(16)30010-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2016.03.019, ISSN: 1532-0480.

Hripcsak G, Mirhaji P, Low AF, Malin BA. Preserving temporal relations in clinical data while maintaining privacy. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2016 Mar 3/24/2016; PMID: 27013522, PII: ocw001, DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocw001, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Chen R, Sun J, Dittus RS, Fabbri D, Kirby J, Laffer CL, McNaughton CD, Malin B. Patient Stratification Using Electronic Health Records from a Chronic Disease Management Program. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform [print-electronic]. 2016 Jan 1/4/2016; PMID: 26742152, PMCID: PMC4931988, DOI: 10.1109/JBHI.2016.2514264, ISSN: 2168-2208.

Sulieman L, Fabbri D, Wang F, Hu J, Malin BA. Predicting Negative Events: Using Post-discharge Data to Detect High-Risk Patients. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2016; 2016: 1169-78. PMID: 28269914, PMCID: PMC5333334, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Yan C, Chen Y, Li B, Liebovitz D, Malin B. Learning Clinical Workflows to Identify Subgroups of Heart Failure Patients. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2016; 2016: 1248-57. PMID: 28269922, PMCID: PMC5333346, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Kho AN, Cashy JP, Jackson KL, Pah AR, Goel S, Boehnke J, Humphries JE, Kominers SD, Hota BN, Sims SA, Malin BA, French DD, Walunas TL, Meltzer DO, Kaleba EO, Jones RC, Galanter WL. Design and implementation of a privacy preserving electronic health record linkage tool in Chicago. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2015 Sep; 22(5): 1072-80. PMID: 26104741, PII: ocv038, DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocv038, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Xia W, Heatherly R, Ding X, Li J, Malin BA. R-U policy frontiers for health data de-identification. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2015 Sep; 22(5): 1029-41. PMID: 25911674, PII: ocv004, DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocv004, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Naveed M, Ayday E, Clayton EW, Fellay J, Gunter CA, Hubaux JP, Malin BA, Wang X. Privacy in the Genomic Era. ACM Comput Surv. 2015 Sep; 48(1): PMID: 26640318, PMCID: PMC4666540, DOI: 10.1145/2767007, ISSN: 0360-0300.

Chen Y, Ghosh J, Bejan CA, Gunter CA, Gupta S, Kho A, Liebovitz D, Sun J, Denny J, Malin B. Building bridges across electronic health record systems through inferred phenotypic topics. J Biomed Inform [print-electronic]. 2015 Jun; 55: 82-93. PMID: 25841328, PMCID: PMC4464930, PII: S1532-0464(15)00054-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2015.03.011, ISSN: 1532-0480.

Barth-Jones D, El Emam K, Bambauer J, Cavoukian A, Malin B. Assessing data intrusion threats [letter]. Science. 2015 Apr 4/10/2015; 348(6231): 194-5. PMID: 25859037, PMCID: PMC4445840, PII: 348/6231/194-b, DOI: 10.1126/science.348.6231.194-b, ISSN: 1095-9203.

Wan Z, Vorobeychik Y, Xia W, Clayton EW, Kantarcioglu M, Ganta R, Heatherly R, Malin BA. A game theoretic framework for analyzing re-identification risk. PLoS ONE. 2015; 10(3): e0120592. PMID: 25807380, PMCID: PMC4373733, PII: PONE-D-14-47977, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120592, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Yin Z, Fabbri D, Rosenbloom ST, Malin B. A Scalable Framework to Detect Personal Health Mentions on Twitter. J. Med. Internet Res. 2015; 17(6): e138. PMID: 26048075, PMCID: PMC4526910, PII: v17i6e138, DOI: 10.2196/jmir.4305, ISSN: 1438-8871.

El Emam K, Rodgers S, Malin B. Anonymising and sharing individual patient data. BMJ. 2015; 350: h1139. PMID: 25794882, PMCID: PMC4707567, ISSN: 1756-1833.

Hicks A, Hogan WR, Rutherford M, Malin B, Xie M, Fellbaum C, Yin Z, Fabbri D, Hanna J, Bian J. Mining Twitter as a First Step toward Assessing the Adequacy of Gender Identification Terms on Intake Forms. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2015; 2015: 611-20. PMID: 26958196, PMCID: PMC4765681, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Chen Y, Xie W, Gunter CA, Liebovitz D, Mehrotra S, Zhang H, Malin B. Inferring Clinical Workflow Efficiency via Electronic Medical Record Utilization. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2015; 2015: 416-25. PMID: 26958173, PMCID: PMC4765602, ISSN: 1942-597X.

El Emam K, Jonker E, Arbuckle L, Malin B. Correction: a systematic review of re-identification attacks on health data. PLoS ONE. 2015; 10(4): e0126772. PMID: 25880057, PMCID: PMC4400170, PII: PONE-D-15-15509, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126772, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Xie W, Kantarcioglu M, Bush WS, Crawford D, Denny JC, Heatherly R, Malin BA. SecureMA: protecting participant privacy in genetic association meta-analysis. Bioinformatics [print-electronic]. 2014 Dec 12/1/2014; 30(23): 3334-41. PMID: 25147357, PMCID: PMC4296153, PII: btu561, DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btu561, ISSN: 1367-4811.

Ho JC, Ghosh J, Steinhubl SR, Stewart WF, Denny JC, Malin BA, Sun J. Limestone: high-throughput candidate phenotype generation via tensor factorization. J Biomed Inform [print-electronic]. 2014 Dec; 52: 199-211. PMID: 25038555, PII: S1532-0464(14)00148-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2014.07.001, ISSN: 1532-0480.

Heatherly R, Denny JC, Haines JL, Roden DM, Malin BA. Size matters: how population size influences genotype-phenotype association studies in anonymized data. J Biomed Inform [print-electronic]. 2014 Dec; 52: 243-50. PMID: 25038554, PMCID: PMC4260994, PII: S1532-0464(14)00152-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2014.07.005, ISSN: 1532-0480.

Durham EA, Kantarcioglu M, Xue Y, Toth C, Kuzu M, Malin B. Composite Bloom Filters for Secure Record Linkage. IEEE Trans Knowl Data Eng. 2014 Dec; 26(12): 2956-68. PMID: 25530689, PMCID: PMC4269299, DOI: 10.1109/TKDE.2013.91, ISSN: 1041-4347.

Sarpatwari A, Kesselheim AS, Malin BA, Gagne JJ, Schneeweiss S. Ensuring patient privacy in data sharing for postapproval research. N. Engl. J. Med. 2014 Oct 10/23/2014; 371(17): 1644-9. PMID: 25337755, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsb1405487, ISSN: 1533-4406.

Li M, Carrell D, Aberdeen J, Hirschman L, Malin BA. De-identification of clinical narratives through writing complexity measures. Int J Med Inform [print-electronic]. 2014 Oct; 83(10): 750-67. PMID: 25106934, PMCID: PMC4215974, PII: S1386-5056(14)00137-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2014.07.002, ISSN: 1872-8243.

Sarowar Sattar AH, Li J, Liu J, Heatherly R, Malin B. A Probabilistic Approach to Mitigate Composition Attacks on Privacy in Non-Coordinated Environments. Knowl Based Syst. 2014 Sep; 67: 361-72. PMID: 25598581, PMCID: PMC4295121, DOI: 10.1016/j.knosys.2014.04.019, ISSN: 0950-7051.

Chen Y, Lorenzi N, Nyemba S, Schildcrout JS, Malin B. We work with them? Healthcare workers interpretation of organizational relations mined from electronic health records. Int J Med Inform [print-electronic]. 2014 Jul; 83(7): 495-506. PMID: 24845147, PMCID: PMC4159755, PII: S1386-5056(14)00066-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2014.04.006, ISSN: 1872-8243.

Ng K, Ghoting A, Steinhubl SR, Stewart WF, Malin B, Sun J. PARAMO: a PARAllel predictive MOdeling platform for healthcare analytic research using electronic health records. J Biomed Inform [print-electronic]. 2014 Apr; 48: 160-70. PMID: 24370496, PMCID: PMC4075460, PII: S1532-0464(13)00203-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2013.12.012, ISSN: 1532-0480.

Sun J, McNaughton CD, Zhang P, Perer A, Gkoulalas-Divanis A, Denny JC, Kirby J, Lasko T, Saip A, Malin BA. Predicting changes in hypertension control using electronic health records from a chronic disease management program. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2014 Mar; 21(2): 337-44. PMID: 24045907, PMCID: PMC3932462, PII: amiajnl-2013-002033, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002033, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Zhang, W, Chen, Y, Cybulski, T, Fabbri, D, Gunter, CA, Lawlor, P, Liebovitz, D, Malin, B. Decide now or decide later? Quantifying the tradeoff between prospective and retrospective access decisions. 2014.

Sattar, AS, Li, J, Liu, J, Heatherly, R, Malin, B. A probabilistic approach to mitigate composition attacks on privacy in non-coordinated environments. 2014.

Ogbogu U, Burningham S, Ollenberger A, Calder K, Du L, El Emam K, Hyde-Lay R, Isasi R, Joly Y, Kerr I, Malin B, McDonald M, Penney S, Piat G, Roy DC, Sugarman J, Vercauteren S, Verhenneman G, West L, Caulfield T. Policy recommendations for addressing privacy challenges associated with cell-based research and interventions. BMC Med Ethics. 2014; 15: 7. PMID: 24485220, PMCID: PMC3914710, PII: 1472-6939-15-7, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6939-15-7, ISSN: 1472-6939.

Toth C, Durham E, Kantarcioglu M, Xue Y, Malin B. SOEMPI: A Secure Open Enterprise Master Patient Index Software Toolkit for Private Record Linkage. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2014; 2014: 1105-14. PMID: 25954421, PMCID: PMC4419976, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Jiang X, Zhao Y, Wang X, Malin B, Wang S, Ohno-Machado L, Tang H. A community assessment of privacy preserving techniques for human genomes. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak [print-electronic]. 2014; 14 Suppl 1: S1. PMID: 25521230, PMCID: PMC4290799, PII: 1472-6947-14-S1-S1, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6947-14-S1-S1, ISSN: 1472-6947.

Rosenbloom ST, Madison JL, Brothers KB, Bowton EA, Clayton EW, Malin BA, Roden DM, Pulley J. Ethical and practical challenges to studying patients who opt out of large-scale biorepository research. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2013 Dec; 20(e2): e221-5. PMID: 23886923, PMCID: PMC3861935, PII: amiajnl-2013-001937, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001937, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Hazin R, Brothers KB, Malin BA, Koenig BA, Sanderson SC, Rothstein MA, Williams MS, Clayton EW, Kullo IJ. Ethical, legal, and social implications of incorporating genomic information into electronic health records. Genet. Med [print-electronic]. 2013 Oct; 15(10): 810-6. PMID: 24030434, PMCID: PMC3926430, PII: gim2013117, DOI: 10.1038/gim.2013.117, ISSN: 1530-0366.

Gottesman O, Kuivaniemi H, Tromp G, Faucett WA, Li R, Manolio TA, Sanderson SC, Kannry J, Zinberg R, Basford MA, Brilliant M, Carey DJ, Chisholm RL, Chute CG, Connolly JJ, Crosslin D, Denny JC, Gallego CJ, Haines JL, Hakonarson H, Harley J, Jarvik GP, Kohane I, Kullo IJ, Larson EB, McCarty C, Ritchie MD, Roden DM, Smith ME, Böttinger EP, Williams MS, . The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network: past, present, and future. Genet. Med [print-electronic]. 2013 Oct; 15(10): 761-71. PMID: 23743551, PMCID: PMC3795928, PII: gim201372, DOI: 10.1038/gim.2013.72, ISSN: 1530-0366.

Carrell D, Malin B, Aberdeen J, Bayer S, Clark C, Wellner B, Hirschman L. Hiding in plain sight: use of realistic surrogates to reduce exposure of protected health information in clinical text. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2013 Mar; 20(2): 342-8. PMID: 22771529, PMCID: PMC3638183, PII: amiajnl-2012-001034, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001034, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Altman RB, Clayton EW, Kohane IS, Malin BA, Roden DM. Data re-identification: societal safeguards [letter]. Science. 2013 Mar 3/1/2013; 339(6123): 1032-3. PMID: 23449577, PMCID: PMC3740512, PII: 339/6123/1032-c, DOI: 10.1126/science.339.6123.1032-c, ISSN: 1095-9203.

Kuzu M, Kantarcioglu M, Durham EA, Toth C, Malin B. A practical approach to achieve private medical record linkage in light of public resources. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2013 Mar; 20(2): 285-92. PMID: 22847304, PMCID: PMC3638181, PII: amiajnl-2012-000917, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-000917, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Kuzu, M, Kantarcioglu, M, Inan, A, Bertino, E, Durham, E, Malin B. Efficient Privacy-Aware Record Integration. 2013.

Xia, W, Heatherly, R, Ding, X, Li, J, Malin, B. Efficient Discovery of De-identification Policies Through a Risk-Utility Frontier. 2013.

Zhang, W, Chen, Y, Liebovitz, D, Gunter, C, Malin, B. Evolving role definitions through permission invocation patterns. 2013.

Zhang, H, Mehotra, S, Gunter, C, Liebovitz, D, Malin, B. Mining deviations from patient care pathways via electronic medical record system audits. 2013.

Yan, W, Xue, Y, Malin, B. Scalable load balancing for MapReduce-based Record Linkage. 2013.

Yan, W, Xue, Y, Malin, B. Scalable and robust key group size estimation for reducer load balancing in MapReduce. 2013.

Gupta, S, Hanson, C, Gunter, C, Frank, M, Liebovitz, D, Malin, B. Modeling and detecting anomalous topic access. 2013.

Duffy, E, Nyemba, S, Gunter, C, Liebovitz, D, Malin, B. Requirements and design for an extensible toolkit for analyzing EMR audit logs. 2013.

Malin BA, Emam KE, O'Keefe CM. Biomedical data privacy: problems, perspectives, and recent advances [editorial]. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2013 Jan 1/1/2013; 20(1): 2-6. PMID: 23221359, PMCID: PMC3555341, PII: amiajnl-2012-001509, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001509, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Atreya RV, Smith JC, McCoy AB, Malin B, Miller RA. Reducing patient re-identification risk for laboratory results within research datasets. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2013 Jan 1/1/2013; 20(1): 95-101. PMID: 22822040, PMCID: PMC3555327, PII: amiajnl-2012-001026, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001026, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Heatherly RD, Loukides G, Denny JC, Haines JL, Roden DM, Malin BA. Enabling genomic-phenomic association discovery without sacrificing anonymity. PLoS ONE [print-electronic]. 2013; 8(2): e53875. PMID: 23405076, PMCID: PMC3566194, PII: PONE-D-12-36146, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053875, ISSN: 1932-6203.

McCoy AB, Wright A, Eysenbach G, Malin BA, Patterson ES, Xu H, Sittig DF. State of the art in clinical informatics: evidence and examples. Yearb Med Inform. 2013; 8: 13-9. PMID: 23974543, PII: me13010013, ISSN: 2364-0502.

Heatherly RD, Loukides G, Denny JC, Haines JL, Roden DM, Malin BA. Correction: Enabling Genomic-Phenomic Association Discovery without Sacrificing Anonymity. PLoS ONE [electronic-print]. 2013; 8(6): PMID: 23825513, PMCID: PMC3691369, DOI: 10.1371/annotation/db45627a-50ec-4c52-8b5f-95dec75b1c80, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Hanauer DA, Mei Q, Malin B, Zheng K. Location bias of identifiers in clinical narratives. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2013; 2013: 560-9. PMID: 24551358, PMCID: PMC3900199, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Xia W, Heatherly R, Ding X, Li J, Malin B. Efficient Discovery of De-identification Policies Through a Risk-Utility Frontier. CODASPY. 2013; 2013: 59-70. PMID: 25520961, PMCID: PMC4266184, DOI: 10.1145/2435349.2435357.

Kuzu M, Kantarcioglu M, Inan A, Bertino E, Durham E, Malin B. Efficient Privacy-Aware Record Integration. Adv Database Technol. 2013; 167-78. PMID: 24500681, PMCID: PMC3772958, DOI: 10.1145/2452376.2452398.

Schmedes GW, Banks CA, Malin BT, Srinivas PB, Skoner JM. Massive flap donor sites and the role of negative pressure wound therapy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [print-electronic]. 2012 Dec; 147(6): 1049-53. PMID: 22949007, PII: 0194599812459015, DOI: 10.1177/0194599812459015, ISSN: 1097-6817.

Durham E, Xue Y, Kantarcioglu M, Malin B. Quantifying the Correctness, Computational Complexity, and Security of Privacy-Preserving String Comparators for Record Linkage. Inf Fusion. 2012 Oct 10/1/2012; 13(4): 245-59. PMID: 22904698, PMCID: PMC3418825, DOI: 10.1016/j.inffus.2011.04.004, ISSN: 1566-2535.

Tamersoy A, Loukides G, Nergiz ME, Saygin Y, Malin B. Anonymization of longitudinal electronic medical records. IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed [print-electronic]. 2012 May; 16(3): 413-23. PMID: 22287248, PMCID: PMC3779068, DOI: 10.1109/TITB.2012.2185850, ISSN: 1558-0032.

Chen Y, Nyemba S, Malin B. Detecting Anomalous Insiders in Collaborative Information Systems. IEEE Trans Dependable Secure Comput. 2012 May; 9(3): 332-44. PMID: 24489520, PMCID: PMC3905623, DOI: 10.1109/TDSC.2012.11, ISSN: 1545-5971.

Chen Y, Nyemba S, Zhang W, Malin B. Specializing network analysis to detect anomalous insider actions. Secur Inform. 2012 Feb 2/27/2012; 1(5): PMID: 23399988, PMCID: PMC3566705, DOI: 10.1186/2190-8532-1-5, ISSN: 2190-8532.

Canim M, Kantarcioglu M, Malin B. Secure management of biomedical data with cryptographic hardware. IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed [print-electronic]. 2012 Jan; 16(1): 166-75. PMID: 22010157, PMCID: PMC4156282, DOI: 10.1109/TITB.2011.2171701, ISSN: 1558-0032.

Chen Y, Nyemba S, Malin B. Auditing medical records accesses via healthcare interaction networks. AMIA Annu Symp Proc [print-electronic]. 2012; 2012: 93-102. PMID: 23304277, PMCID: PMC3540438, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Chen, Y, Nyemba, S, Malin B. Detecting Anomalous Insiders in Collaborative Information Systems. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. 2012; 9((3)): 166-75.

Li, X, Xue, Y, Malin, B. Detecting anomalous behaviors in workflow-driven web applications. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems. 2012; 1-10.

Malin B, Loukides G, Benitez K, Clayton EW. Identifiability in biobanks: models, measures, and mitigation strategies. Hum. Genet [print-electronic]. 2011 Sep; 130(3): 383-92. PMID: 21739176, PMCID: PMC3621020, DOI: 10.1007/s00439-011-1042-5, ISSN: 1432-1203.

Chen Y, Nyemba S, Zhang W, Malin B. Leveraging Social Networks to Detect Anomalous Insider Actions in Collaborative Environments. ISI. 2011 Jul; 2011: 119-24. PMID: 25621314, PMCID: PMC4303584, DOI: 10.1109/ISI.2011.5984061.

Li X, Xue Y, Malin B. Towards Understanding the Usage Pattern of Web-based Electronic Medical Record Systems. World Wirel Mob Multimed Netw. 2011 Jun; 2011: PMID: 26848491, PMCID: PMC4736751.

El Emam K, Hu J, Mercer J, Peyton L, Kantarcioglu M, Malin B, Buckeridge D, Samet S, Earle C. A secure protocol for protecting the identity of providers when disclosing data for disease surveillance. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 May 5/1/2011; 18(3): 212-7. PMID: 21486880, PMCID: PMC3078664, PII: 18/3/212, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000100, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Malin B, Nyemba S, Paulett J. Learning relational policies from electronic health record access logs. J Biomed Inform [print-electronic]. 2011 Apr; 44(2): 333-42. PMID: 21277996, PMCID: PMC3063332, PII: S1532-0464(11)00009-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2011.01.007, ISSN: 1532-0480.

Airoldi EM, Bai X, Malin BA. An Entropy Approach to Disclosure Risk Assessment: Lessons from Real Applications and Simulated Domains. Decis Support Syst. 2011 Apr 4/1/2011; 51(1): 10-20. PMID: 21647242, PMCID: PMC3107517, DOI: 10.1016/j.dss.2010.11.014, ISSN: 0167-9236.

Malin B, Benitez K, Masys D. Never too old for anonymity: a statistical standard for demographic data sharing via the HIPAA Privacy Rule. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 Jan; 18(1): 3-10. PMID: 21169618, PMCID: PMC3005867, PII: 18/1/3, DOI: 10.1136/jamia.2010.004622, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Zhang W, Gunter CA, Liebovitz D, Tian J, Malin B. Role prediction using Electronic Medical Record system audits. AMIA Annu Symp Proc [print-electronic]. 2011; 2011: 858-67. PMID: 22195144, PMCID: PMC3243238, ISSN: 1942-597X.

El Emam K, Jonker E, Arbuckle L, Malin B. A systematic review of re-identification attacks on health data. PLoS ONE [print-electronic]. 2011; 6(12): e28071. PMID: 22164229, PMCID: PMC3229505, PII: PONE-D-11-14348, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028071, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Gunter CA, Liebovitz D, Malin B. Experience-Based Access Management: A Life-Cycle Framework for Identity and Access Management Systems. IEEE Secur Priv. 2011; 9(5): 48-55. PMID: 22034582, PMCID: PMC3199376, DOI: 10.1109/MSP.2011.72, ISSN: 1540-7993.

McCarty CA, Chisholm RL, Chute CG, Kullo IJ, Jarvik GP, Larson EB, Li R, Masys DR, Ritchie MD, Roden DM, Struewing JP, Wolf WA, . The eMERGE Network: a consortium of biorepositories linked to electronic medical records data for conducting genomic studies [letter]. BMC Med Genomics. 2011; 4: 13. PMID: 21269473, PMCID: PMC3038887, PII: 1755-8794-4-13, DOI: 10.1186/1755-8794-4-13, ISSN: 1755-8794.

Malin, B, Cassa, C, Kantarciolgu, M. Chapter X: A Survey of Challenges and Solutions for Privacy in Clinical Genomics Data Mining. In: Bonchi, F, Ferrari, E, eds: Privacy-Aware Knowledge Discovery: Novel Applications and New Techniques, Chapman & Hall / CRC Press. 2011.

Chen, Y, Malin, B. Detection of Anomalous Insiders in Collaborative Environments via Relational Analysis of Access Logs. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY). 2011; 63-74.

Chen, Y, Nyemba, S, Zhang, W, Malin, B. Leveraging Social Networks to Detect Anomalous Insider Actions in Collaborative Environments. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI). 2011; 119-24.

Kuzu, M, Kantarcioglu, M, Durham, E, Malin, B. A Constraint Satisfaction Cryptanalysis of Bloom Filters in Private Record Linkage. Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Proceedings of the 11th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS). 2011; 6794: 226-45.

Li, X, Xue, Y, Malin, B. Towards Understanding the Usage Pattern of Web-based Electronic Medical Record Systems. Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Interdisciplinary Research on E-Health Services and Systems. 2011; 1-7.

Loukides, G, Gkoulalas-Divanis, A, Malin, B. COAT: Constraint-based Anonymization of Transactions. Knowledge and Information Systems. 2011; 28: 251-82.

Li X, Xue Y, Chen Y, Malin B. Context-Aware Anomaly Detection for Electronic Medical Record Systems. Healthsec. 2011; 2011: 8. PMID: 25525632, PMCID: PMC4267568.

Chen Y, Malin B. Detection of Anomalous Insiders in Collaborative Environments via Relational Analysis of Access Logs. CODASPY. 2011; 2011: 63-74. PMID: 25485309, PMCID: PMC4257138, DOI: 10.1145/1943513.1943524.

Aberdeen J, Bayer S, Yeniterzi R, Wellner B, Clark C, Hanauer D, Malin B, Hirschman L. The MITRE Identification Scrubber Toolkit: design, training, and assessment. Int J Med Inform [print-electronic]. 2010 Dec; 79(12): 849-59. PMID: 20951082, PII: S1386-5056(10)00168-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2010.09.007, ISSN: 1872-8243.

Loukides G, Gkoulalas-Divanis A, Malin B. Privacy-Preserving Publication of Diagnosis Codes for Effective Biomedical Analysis. ITAB Corfu Greece (2010). 2010 Nov; 2010: 1-6. PMID: 25580471, PMCID: PMC4286186, DOI: 10.1109/ITAB.2010.5687720.

Loukides G, Denny JC, Malin B. The disclosure of diagnosis codes can breach research participants' privacy. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 May; 17(3): 322-7. PMID: 20442151, PMCID: PMC2995712, PII: 17/3/322, DOI: 10.1136/jamia.2009.002725, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Loukides G, Gkoulalas-Divanis A, Malin B. Anonymization of electronic medical records for validating genome-wide association studies. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A [print-electronic]. 2010 Apr 4/27/2010; 107(17): 7898-903. PMID: 20385806, PMCID: PMC2867915, PII: 0911686107, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0911686107, ISSN: 1091-6490.

Benitez K, Malin B. Evaluating re-identification risks with respect to the HIPAA privacy rule. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 Mar; 17(2): 169-77. PMID: 20190059, PMCID: PMC3000773, PII: 17/2/169, DOI: 10.1136/jamia.2009.000026, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Yeniterzi R, Aberdeen J, Bayer S, Wellner B, Hirschman L, Malin B. Effects of personal identifier resynthesis on clinical text de-identification. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 Mar; 17(2): 159-68. PMID: 20190058, PMCID: PMC3000784, PII: 17/2/159, DOI: 10.1136/jamia.2009.002212, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Tamersoy A, Loukides G, Denny JC, Malin B. Anonymization of administrative billing codes with repeated diagnoses through censoring. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010; 2010: 782-6. PMID: 21347085, PMCID: PMC3041421, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Durham E, Xue Y, Kantarcioglu M, Malin B. Private medical record linkage with approximate matching. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010; 2010: 182-6. PMID: 21346965, PMCID: PMC3041434, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Malin B, Karp D, Scheuermann RH. Technical and policy approaches to balancing patient privacy and data sharing in clinical and translational research. J. Investig. Med. 2010 Jan; 58(1): 11-8. PMID: 20051768, PMCID: PMC2836827, PII: 00042871-201001000-00004, DOI: 10.231/JIM.0b013e3181c9b2ea, ISSN: 1708-8267.

Malin B. Secure construction of k-unlinkable patient records from distributed providers. Artif Intell Med [print-electronic]. 2010 Jan; 48(1): 29-41. PMID: 19875273, PII: S0933-3657(09)00135-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.artmed.2009.09.002, ISSN: 1873-2860.

Loukides, G, Gkoulalas-Divanis, A, Malin, B. Chapter X: An integrative, anonymity-preserving framework for disseminating clinical and genomic data. In: C. Plant and C. Bohm, eds. Database Technology for Life Sciences and Medicine, World Scientific Press. 2010.

Loukides, G, Gkoulalas-Divanis A, Malin, B. Privacy-preserving publication of diagnosis codes for effective biomedical analysis. Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine. 2010; 1-6.

Benitez, K, Loukides, G, Malin, B. Beyond Safe Harbor: automatic discovery of health information de-identification policy alternatives. Proceedings of the ACM International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI). 2010; 163-72.

Benitez K, Loukides G, Malin B. Beyond Safe Harbor: Automatic Discovery of Health Information De-identification Policy Alternatives. IHI. 2010; 2010: 163-72. PMID: 25525631, PMCID: PMC4267471, DOI: 10.1145/1882992.1883017.

Kantarcioglu, M, Inan, A, Jiang, W, Malin, B. Formal anonymity models for efficient privacy-preserving joins. Data and Knowledge Engineering. 2009; 68((11)): 1206-23.

Loukides, G, Denny, J, Malin, B. Do Clinical Profiles Constitute Privacy Risks for Research Participants?. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2009; In Press.

Karp DR, Carlin S, Cook-Deegan R, Ford DE, Geller G, Glass DN, Greely H, Guthridge J, Kahn J, Kaslow R, Kraft C, Macqueen K, Malin B, Scheuerman RH, Sugarman J. Ethical and practical issues associated with aggregating databases. PLoS Med. 2008 Sep 9/23/2008; 5(9): e190. PMID: 18816162, PMCID: PMC2553818, PII: 08-PLME-GG-0607, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050190, ISSN: 1549-1676.

Kantarcioglu M, Jiang W, Liu Y, Malin B. A cryptographic approach to securely share and query genomic sequences. IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2008 Sep; 12(5): 606-17. PMID: 18779075, DOI: 10.1109/TITB.2007.908465, ISSN: 1558-0032.

Mathe J, Werner J, Lee Y, Malin B, Ledeczi A. Model-based design of clinical information systems. Methods Inf Med. 2008; 47(5): 399-408. PMID: 18852913, PII: 08050399, ISSN: 0026-1270.

Malin, B. K-unlinkability: a privacy protection model for distributed data. Data and Knowledge Engineering. 2008; 64((1)): 294-311.

Bonchi, F, Malin B, Saygin, Y. Editorial: Recent advances in preserving privacy while mining data. Data and Knowledge Engineering. 2008; 65((1)): 1-4.

Bonchi, F, Turini, F. Malin, B, Moelans, B, Pedreschi, D, Saygin, Y, Verykios, V. Chapter 4: Privacy protection: regulations and technologies, opportunities and threats. In Giannotti, F, Pedreschi, D, ed. Mobility, Data Mining and Privacy: Geographic Knowledge Discovery. Springer: Berlin. 2008.

Kantarcioglu, M, Jiang, W, Malin B. A privacy-preserving framework for integrating person-specific databases. Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Proceedings of the 2008 Privacy in Statistical Databases Conference (PSD). 2008; 5262: 298-314.

Werner, J, Malin, B, Lee, Y, Ledeczi, A, Sztipanovits, J. Integration of clinical workflows with privacy policies on a common semantic platform. Proceedings of the 2nd ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Model-based Trustworthy Health Information Systems. 2008.

Bonchi, F, Ferrari, E, Jiang, W, Malin B. PinKDD08: Privacy, Security, and Trust in KDD Post-Workshop Report. ACM SIGKDD Explorations. 2008; 10((2)): 66-8.

Malin B. A computational model to protect patient data from location-based re-identification. Artif Intell Med [print-electronic]. 2007 Jul; 40(3): 223-39. PMID: 17544262, PII: S0933-3657(07)00040-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.artmed.2007.04.002, ISSN: 0933-3657.

Malin B, Carley K. A longitudinal social network analysis of the editorial boards of medical informatics and bioinformatics journals. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2007 May; 14(3): 340-8. PMID: 17329730, PMCID: PMC2244883, PII: M2228, DOI: 10.1197/jamia.M2228, ISSN: 1067-5027.

Duncavage S, Mathe J, Werner J, Malin BA, Ledeczi A, Sztipanovits J. A modeling environment for patient portals. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007; 201-5. PMID: 18693826, PMCID: PMC2655806, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Malin B, Airoldi E. Confidentiality preserving audits of electronic medical record access. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2007; 129(Pt 1): 320-4. PMID: 17911731, ISSN: 0926-9630.

Werner, J, Mathe, J, Duncavage, S, Malin, B, Ledeczi, A, Jirjis, J, Sztipanovits, J. Platform-based design for clinical information systems. Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN). 2007; 749-55.

Bonchi, F, Ferrari, E, Malin, B, Saygin, Y.. PinKDD07: Privacy, Security, and Trust in KDD Post-Workshop Report. ACM SIGKDD Explorations. 2007; 9((2)): 93-5.

Mathe, J, Duncavage, S, Werner, J, Ledeczi, A, Sztipanovits, J. Implementing a model-based design environment for clinical information systems. Proceedings of the 1st ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Model-based Trustworthy Health Information Systems. 2007.

Mathe, J, Duncavage, S, Werner, J, Malin, B, Ledeczi, A, Sztipanovits, J. Towards the security and privacy analysis of patient portals. ACM SIGBED Review. 2007; 4((2)): 5-9.

Malin B. Re-identification of familial database records. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 524-8. PMID: 17238396, PMCID: PMC1839550, PII: 86122, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Malin, B, Airoldi, E. The effects of location access behavior on re-identification risk in a distributed environment. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4258, Proceedings of the 6th International Privacy Enhancing Technologies Conference, PET 2006, Revised Selected Papers, Springer, Berlin. 2006; 413-29.

Malin, B, Sweeney, L. Composition and disclosure of unlinkable distributed databases. Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE). 2006; 118.

Malin BA, Sweeney L. A secure protocol to distribute unlinkable health data. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005; 485-9. PMID: 16779087, PMCID: PMC1560734, PII: 58471, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Malin BA. An evaluation of the current state of genomic data privacy protection technology and a roadmap for the future. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2005 Jan; 12(1): 28-34. PMID: 15492030, PMCID: PMC543823, PII: M1603, DOI: 10.1197/jamia.M1603, ISSN: 1067-5027.

Malin BA. Protecting genomic sequence anonymity with generalization lattices. Methods Inf Med. 2005; 44(5): 687-92. PMID: 16400377, PII: 05050687, ISSN: 0026-1270.

Malin, B, Airoldi, E, Carley, K. A network analysis model for disambiguation of names in lists. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory. 2005; 11((2)): 119-39.

Malin, B. Betrayed by my shadow: learning data identity via trail matching. Journal of Privacy Technology. 2005; 20050609001.

Newton, E, Sweeney, L, Malin, B. Preserving privacy by de-identifying facial images. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. 2005; 17((2)): 232-42.

Holzer, R, Malin, B, Sweeney, L. Email alias detection using social network analysis. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Link Discovery, in conjunction with the ACM International Conference on Knowledge Discovery in Data. 2005; 52-7.

Malin B. Unsupervised name disambiguation via social network similarity. Proceedings of the 3rd SIAM Workshop on Link Analysis, Counterterrorism, and Security. 2005; 93-102.

Malin, B, Airoldi, E, Edoho-Eket, S, Li, Y. Configurable security protocols for multi-party data analysis with malicious participants. Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering. 2005; 533-44.

Airoldi, E, Malin, B, Sweeney, L. Technologies to defeat fraudulent schemes related to email requests. Proceedings of the 2005 AAAI Spring Symposium on AI Technologies for Homeland Security. 2005.

Gross, R, Airoldi, E, Malin, B, Sweeney, L. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3856: Proceedings of the 5th International Privacy Enhancing Technologies Conference, PET 2005, Revised Selected Papers, Springer, Berlin. [place unknown: publisher unknown]; 2005. Available from:

Malin B, Sweeney L. How (not) to protect genomic data privacy in a distributed network: using trail re-identification to evaluate and design anonymity protection systems. J Biomed Inform. 2004 Jun; 37(3): 179-92. PMID: 15196482, PII: S153204640400053X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2004.04.005, ISSN: 1532-0464.

Airoldi, E, Malin, B. Data mining challenges for electronic safety: the case of fraudulent intent detection in e-mails. Proceedings of the Workshop on Privacy and Security Aspects of Data Mining, held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining. 2004; 57-66.

Malin, B. Data and collocation surveillance through location access patterns. Proceedings of the 2004 North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Science Conference. 2004.

Malin BA. Correlating web usage of health information with patient medical data. Proc AMIA Symp. 2002; 484-8. PMID: 12463871, PMCID: PMC2244241, PII: D020002576, ISSN: 1531-605X.

Malin BA, Sweeney LA. Inferring genotype from clinical phenotype through a knowledge based algorithm. Pac Symp Biocomput. 2002; 41-52. PMID: 11928494, ISSN: 2335-6936.

Malin B, Sweeney L. Re-identification of DNA through an automated linkage process. Proc AMIA Symp. 2001; 423-7. PMID: 11825223, PMCID: PMC2243547, PII: D010001685, ISSN: 1531-605X.

Malin B, Sweeney L. Determining the identifiability of DNA database entries. Proc AMIA Symp. 2000; 537-41. PMID: 11079941, PMCID: PMC2244110, PII: D200749, ISSN: 1531-605X.

Durham, E, Kantarcioglu, M, Xue, Y, Toth, C, Kuzu, M, Malin, B. Composite Bloom filters for secure record linkage.

Available Postdoctoral Position Details
Posted: 9/1/2014
The Department of Biomedical Informatics ( at Vanderbilt University has openings for two postdoctoral research positions to investigate privacy and security issues related to large electronic healthcare systems. Researchers will have the opportunity to work on a number of exciting topics in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with data, systems, and investigators across the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as well as the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Successful researchers will design theoretical models and perform empirical investigations with massive clinical and biomedical datasets. Researchers will be able to analyze, and contribute to, real world applications, including online patient portals (e.g. patient – care provider messaging, billing, etc.), repositories of clinical and genomic data for hypothesis generation and testing, and complex electronic medical record systems.

Candidates are expected to be independent and conduct original research that has application in the local environment and is generalizable. Examples of research and development topics of interest include:

+ Access Control and Query Restriction for Biomedical Databases
+ Automated De-identification of Clinical Notes
+ Cryptographic Approaches to Private Health Data Collection and Distribution
+ Data Mining Medical Record Access Logs for Privacy and Security Violations
+ Model Design and Quantification of Privacy Threats in Complex Healthcare Systems
+ Quantitative Privacy Protections for Biomedical and Genomic Data

Requirements: Candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent degree) in computer science, information science, informatics, or a related field.

Applications and inquiries regarding available positions can be sent electronically to Dr. Bradley Malin To apply, send a CV, a statement of research interest, and the contact information for three references to:

Bradley Malin, PhD
2209 Garland Avenue, 4th Floor
Department of Biomedical Informatics
School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37232 USA

Positions will remain open until they are filled.