Natural Language Processing (NLP), Medical Informatics, Disability and Rehabilitation, Computational Semantics
I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at the University of Pittsburgh. I aim to develop an NLP-empowered Electronic Health Record, to support naturalistic data capture and holistic analysis of health data. This includes development of new Technologies, to easily translate unstructured text into well-formulated data for analysis; new Data sources, to capture personal and environmental factors of patient health; and scientific Understanding of the role and the variability of language in health services. As a postdoc in DBMI, I am investigating new patient-reported sources of data on environmental factors of disability, and disparities in health documentation for patients of different races and ethnic backgrounds.
I received my PhD (2014-) from the Speech and Language Technologies (SLaTe) lab at The Ohio State University, in the department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), co-advised by Dr. Eric Fosler-Lussier (CSE) and Dr. Albert Lai (Washington University in St. Louis).
I also translate stories in Russian! One of them (translated as joint work with other students at Carleton College) was published in 2015.