Clinical Informatics Grand Rounds

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building, E115 475 N. 5th Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States


  • Leveraging Informatics Tools for a Population-Based Disease Registry and Spatial Analysis of Distribution Patterns:
    • Pamela Garcia-Filion, PhD, MPH – Rare birth defects are difficult to identify and monitor for trends. Establishing a registry to capture cases across the nation can improve estimation of true prevalence and support epidemiological research into prenatal risk factors. Informatics provides a unique opportunity to capture cases and link with geographic data to investigate temporal-spatial disease clusters. Identifying spatial clusters can advance epidemiological investigation two ways:
      1. It would reveal an underlying association with population factors.
      2. It would direct research efforts to areas with a high density of cases for patient level research.


  • Parking: There is a pay-to-park lot (lot 10002) on the corner of Van Buren and 7th St.
  • When you arrive, check-in with security and proceed to room E115.

For questions, please contact the Department of Biomedical Informatics.