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Albert Lai

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, SBS-Biomedical Informatics
  • 1800 Cannon Drive
    320D
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-293-9286

Honors

  • 2014

    Best Presentation, AMIA NLP-WG Doctoral Consortium Competition. .

  • 2013

    Distinguished Paper Reviewer, AMIA Annual Symposium. .

  • 2013

    Best Presentation, AMIA NLP-WG Doctoral Consortium Competition (Preethi Raghavan). .

  • 2013

    2013 Poster Award Winner. .

  • 2011

    Student Paper Competition Finalist (Zhihui Luo). .

  • 2011

    Student Paper Competition Finalist (Jung Hoon Woo). .

  • 2006

    Dissertation defended “with Distinction”. .

Chapters

2015

2005

  • Albert M. Lai and Jason Nieh. 2005. "Web Content Delivery Using Thin-Client Computing." In Web Content Delivery, edited by Xueyan Tang, Jianliang Xu and Samuel T. Chanson, New York: Springer.

Journal Articles

2016

  • Roth C, Payne PR, Weier RC, Shoben AB, Fletcher EN, Lai AM, Kelley MM, Plascak JJ, Foraker RE, 2016, "The Geographic Distribution of Cardiovascular Health in the Stroke Prevention in Healthcare Delivery Environments (SPHERE) Study." J Biomed Inform 59,

2015

  • Shivade, C; Malewadkar, P; Fosler-Lussier, E; Lai, AM, 2015, "Comparison of UMLS terminologies to identify risk of heart disease using clinical notes." J Biomed Inform 58, no. Suppl, S103 - 10.
  • Shivade C, Hebert C, Lopetegui M, de Marneffe M; Fosler-Lussier E; Lai AM, 2015, "Textual Inference for Eligibility Criteria Resolution in Clinical Trials." J Biomed Inform 58, no. Suppl, S211 - 8.
  • Foraker RE, Kite B, Kelley MM, Lai AM, Roth C, Lopetegui MA, Shoben AB, Langan M, Rutledge NL, Payne PR, 2015, "EHR-based Visualization Tool: Adoption Rates, Satisfaction, and Patient Outcomes." eGEMS 3, no. 2, 1159 -

2014

  • Bose-Brill S, Kretovics M, Ballenger T, Modan G, Lai A, Belanger L, Koesters S, Curtis JR, Wills C, 2014, "Using tethered-personal health records for preliminary end-of-life discussions with medical providers: Preferences of African American vs. Caucasian primary care patients." Clinical Nursing Studies 2, no. 2, 133–144 -
  • Foraker,Randi,E; Shoben,Abigail,B; Lopetegui,Marcelo,A; Lai,Albert,M; Payne,Philip,RO; Kelley,Marjorie; Roth,Caryn; Tindle,Hilary; Schreiner,Andrew; Jackson,Rebecca,D, 2014, "Assessment of Life's Simple 7 (TM) in the primary care setting: The Stroke Prevention in Healthcare Delivery EnviRonmEnts (SPHERE) study." CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL TRIALS 38, no. 2, 182 - 189.
  • Shivade,Chaitanya; Raghavan,Preethi; Fosler-Lussier,Eric; Embi,Peter,J; Elhadad,Noemie; Johnson,Stephen,B; Lai,Albert,M, 2014, "A review of approaches to identifying patient phenotype cohorts using electronic health records." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION 21, no. 2, 221 - 230.
  • Ren,Kaiyu; Lai,Albert,M; Mukhopadhyay,Aveek; Machiraju,Raghu; Huang,Kun; Xiang,Yang, 2014, "Effectively processing medical term queries on the UMLS Metathesaurus by layered dynamic programming." BMC MEDICAL GENOMICS 7, S11 -
  • Lopetegui,Marcelo; Yen,Po-Yin; Lai,Albert; Jeffries,Joseph; Embi,Peter; Payne,Philip, 2014, "Time motion studies in healthcare: What are we talking about?." JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS 49, 292 - 299.

2013

  • Lopetegui,Marcelo,A; Bai,Shasha; Yen,Po-Yin; Lai,Albert; Embi,Peter; Payne,Philip,RO, 2013, "Inter-observer reliability assessments in time motion studies: the foundation for meaningful clinical workflow analysis.." AMIA Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium 2013, 889 - 896.
  • Finkelman MD, Kim Wonsuk, He Yulei, Lai AM, 2013, "Item ordering in stochastically curtailed health questionnaires with an observable outcome." Journal of Computerized Adaptive Testing 1, no. 3, 38 - 66.

2012

  • Lopetegui,Marcelo; Yen,Po-Yin; Lai,Albert,M; Embi,Peter,J; Payne,Philip,RO, 2012, "Time Capture Tool (TimeCaT): development of a comprehensive application to support data capture for Time Motion Studies.." AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium 2012, 596 - 605.
  • Raghavan,Preethi; Fosler-Lussier,Eric; Lai,Albert,M, 2012, "Inter-annotator reliability of medical events, coreferences and temporal relations in clinical narratives by annotators with varying levels of clinical expertise.." AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium 2012, 1366 - 1374.
  • Payne,Philip,RO; Jackson,Rebecca,D; Best,Thomas,M; Borlawsky,Tara,B; Lai,Albert,M; James,Stephen; Gurcan,Metin,N, 2012, "Applying knowledge-anchored hypothesis discovery methods to advance clinical and translational research: the OAMiner project." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION 19, no. 6, 1110 - 1114.
  • Botsis T, Lai AM, Palmas W, Starren JB, Hartvigsen G, and Hripsak G., 2012, "Proof of concept for the role of glycemic control in the early detection of infections in diabetics.." Health Informatics Journal 1, no. 18, 26 - 35.

2011

  • Calyam P, Patali R, Berryman A, Lai AM, Ramnath R, 2011, Utility-Directed Resource Allocation in Virtual Desktop Clouds. Computer Networks 18, no. 55, 4112 - 4130.
  • Payne PR, Ervin D, Dhaval R, Permar J, Borlawsky TB, and Lai AM, 2011, "TRIAD: The Translational Research Informatics and Data Management Grid." Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI) 3, no. 2, 331 - 344.
  • Payne,P; Ervin,D; Dhaval,R; Borlawsky,T; Lai,A, 2011, "TRIAD: The Translational Research Informatics and Data Management Grid.." Applied clinical informatics 2, no. 3, 331 - 344.
  • Finkelman MD, He Y, Kim W, Lai AM, 2011, "Stochastic Curtailment of Health Questionnaires: A Method to Reduce Respondent Burden." Statistics in Medicine 30, no. 16, 1989 - 2004.
  • Albert M. Lai, 2011, "34th Annual Symposium on Biomedical and Health Informatics (AMIA 2010) Conference Report." SIGHIT Record 1, no. 1, 3 - 37.

2010

  • Charness N, Boissy P, Demiris G, Krupinski EA, Lai AM, and Lopez AM, 2010, "How Human Factors Can Influence the Elderly in Use of Telemedicine." Telemedicine and e-Health 8, no. 16, 860 - 866.

2009

  • Hilliman CA, Cimino JJ, Lai AM, Kaufman DR, Starren JB, and Shea S for the IDEATel Consortium, 2009, "The Effects of Redesigning the IDEATel Architecture on Glucose Uploads." Telemedicine and e-Health 15, no. 3, 248 - 254.
  • Lai AM, Kaufman DR, Starren JB, Shea S, 2009, Evaluation of a Remote Training Approach for Teaching Seniors to Use a Telehealth System. (for the IDEATel Consortium). International Journal of Medical Informatics 78, no. 11, 732 - 744.
  • Hripcsak G, Soulakis ND, Li L, Morrison FP, Lai AM, Friedman C, Calman NS, Mostashari F, 2009, "Syndromic Surveillance Using Ambulatory Electronic Health Records." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 16, no. 3, 354 - 361.
  • Shea S, Weinstock RS, Teresi JA, Palmas W, Starren J, Cimino JJ, Lai AM, Field L, Morin PC, Goland R, Izquierdo RE, Ebner S, Silver S, Petkova E, Kong J, and Eimicke JP for the IDEATel Consortium, 2009, "A Randomized Trial Comparing Telemedicine Case Management with Usual Care in Older, Ethnically Diverse, Medically Underserved Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: 5 Year Results of the IDEATel Study." J Am Med Inform Assoc. 16, no. 4, 446 - 456.
  • Hripcsak,George; Soulakis,Nicholas,D; Li,Li; Morrison,Frances,P; Lai,Albert,M; Friedman,Carol; Calman,Neil,S; Mostashari,Farzad, 2009, "Syndromic Surveillance Using Ambulatory Electronic Health Records Health Records." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION 16, no. 3, 354 - 361.
  • Morrison, FP; Li, L; Lai, AM; Hripcsak, G, 2009, "Repurposing the clinical record: can an existing natural language processing system de-identify clinical notes." J Am Med Inform Assoc 16, no. 1, 37 - 39.

2008

  • Lai, AM; Starren, JB; Kaufman, DR; Mendonça, EA; Palmas, W; Nieh, J; Shea, S for the IDEATel Consortium., 2008, "The REmote Patient Education in a Telemedicine Environment Architecture (REPETE)." Telemedicine and e-Health 14, no. 5, 351 - 357.
  • Lai,Albert,M; Parsons,Simon; Hripcsak,George, 2008, "Fuzzy temporal constraint networks for clinical information.." AMIA Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium 2008, 374 - 378.

2007

  • Lai,Albert,M; Nieh,Jason; Starren,Justin,B, 2007, "REPETE2: A next generation home telemedicine architecture.." AMIA Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium 2007, 1020 - ?.

2006

  • Lai,Albert,M; Kaufman,David,R; Starren,Justin, 2006, "Training digital divide seniors to use a telehealth system: a remote training approach.." AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium 2006, 459 - 463.
  • Lai, AM; Nieh, J, 2006, "On the Performance of Wide-Area Thin-Client Computing." ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS) 24, no. 2, 175 - 209.
  • Lai,Albert,M; Nieh,Jason, 2006, "On the performance of wide-area thin-client computing." ACM TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER SYSTEMS 24, no. 2, 175 - 209.

2005

  • Lai,Albert,M; Starren,Justin,B; Shea,Steven, 2005, "Architecture for remote training of home telemedicine patients.." AMIA Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium 2005, 1015 - ?.

2003

  • Lai,Albert; Nieh,Jason; Laine,Andrew; Starren,Justin, 2003, "Thin client performance for remote 3-D image display.." AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium 904 - ?.
  • Nieh,J; Yang,S,J; Novik,N, 2003, "Measuring thin-client performance using slow-motion benchmarking." ACM TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER SYSTEMS 21, no. 1, 87 - 115.

Unknown

  • Bose-Brill S, Kretovics M, Ballenger T, Modan G, Lai AM, Belanger L, Koesters S, Pressler-Vydra T, Holloman C, Wills C, "Development and Testing of a Tethered- Personal Health Record Framework for Early End-of-Life Discussions (Pilot Study)." American Journal of Managed Care

Presentations

  • "IDEATel: Results and Challenges of Telemedicine in the Home." 2011, Presented at Remote, Rural, Real-Time: Advances in Telehealth, Pittsburgh,
  • "Aging, Cognition, and Human Computer Interaction. Human-Centered Design of Telehealth Services for an Aging Population." 2011, Presented at American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting, Tampa,
  • "The development of a personal health record portal for use by an older adult diabetes telemedicine population. Setting the Record Straight: Human Factors and Electronic Health Records.." 2010, Presented at American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio,
  • "m-Health: What is it?." 2010, Presented at Advanced Informatics: Collecting, Accessing and Using Data - What do Students, Patients and Nurse Educators Need to Know?, Pittsburgh,
  • "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Data Analytics." 2014, Presented at CSOHIMSS 2014 Fall Conference, Cincinnati, US|USA

Papers in Proceedings

2015

  • Shivade C, Fosler-Lussier E, de Marneffe M, Lai AM Corpus-based discovery of semantic intensity scales. JOURNAL: "Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT)." in Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT). http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/N15-1051, (5 2015). 483 - 493.
  • Shivade C, de Marneffe M, Fosler-Lussier E, Lai AM Extending NegEx with Kernel Methods for Negation Detection in Clinical Text. JOURNAL: "Extra-Propositional Aspects of Meaning (ExProM) in Computational Linguistics." in Extra-Propositional Aspects of Meaning (ExProM) in Computational Linguistics. http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W15-1305, (6 2015). 41 - 46.

2014

  • Raghavan P, Chen JL, Fosler-Lussier E, Lai AM "How essential are unstructured clinical narratives and information fusion to clinical trial recruitment?." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of the AMIA 2014 Summit on Clinical Research Informatics." in AMIA 2014 Summit on Clinical Research Informatics. (4 2014). 218–223 -
  • Raghavan P, Fosler-Lussier E, Elhadad N, Lai AM Cross-narrative temporal ordering of medical events. JOURNAL: "Association for Computational Linguistics Annual Meeting (ACL2014),." in Association for Computational Linguistics Annual Meeting (ACL2014). http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/P/P14/P14-1094.pdf, (6 2014). 998 - 1008.
  • Shivade C, Malewadkar P, Fossler-Lussier E, Lai AM "Comparison of UMLS Terminologies to Identify Risk of Heart Disease in Clinical Notes.." JOURNAL: "2014 i2b2/UTHealth Shar. Tasks Clin. NLP." in 2014 i2b2/UTHealth Shar. Tasks Clin. NLP. (11 2014).
  • Shivade C, Hebert C, Lopetegui M, de Marneffe M, Fossler-Lussier E, Lai AM. "Towards Textual Inference for Eligibility Criteria Resolution in Clinical Trials." JOURNAL: "2014 i2b2/UTHealth Shar. Tasks Clin. NLP." in 2014 i2b2/UTHealth Shar. Tasks Clin. NLP Challenge. (11 2014).

2013

  • Lopetegui,Marcelo,A; Bai,Shasha; Yen,Po-Yin; Lai,Albert; Embi,Peter; Payne,Philip,RO "Inter-observer reliability assessments in time motion studies: the foundation for meaningful clinical workflow analysis." JOURNAL: "AMIA Annual Symposium proceedings." in AMIA. (11 2013). 889 - 896.

2012

  • Raghavan P, Fosler-Lussier E, Lai AM "Exploring Semi-Supervised Coreference Resolution of Medical Concepts using Semantic and Temporal Features." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of NAACL-HLT 2012." in 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies. (6 2012). 731 - 741.
  • Raghavan P, Fosler-Lussier E, Lai AM "Learning to Temporally Order Medical Events in Clinical Text." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics." in Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. (7 2012). 53 -
  • Preethi Raghavan, Eric Fosler-Lussier, Albert M. Lai "Inter-Annotator Reliability of Medical Events, Coreferences and Temporal Relations in Clinical Narratives by Annotators with Varying Levels of Clinical Expertise." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of the AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium." in AMIA 2012. (11 2012). 1366 - 74.
  • Preethi Raghavan, Eric Fosler-Lussier, Chris Brew and Albert M. Lai "Medical Event Coreference Resolution using the UMLS Metathesaurus and Temporal Reasoning." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium." in ACM International Health Informatics Conference. (1 2012). 465 - 472.
  • Lopetegui,Marcelo; Yen,Po-Yin; Lai,Albert,M; Embi,Peter,J; Payne,Philip,RO "Time Capture Tool (TimeCaT): development of a comprehensive application to support data capture for Time Motion Studies." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association." in AMIA. (11 2012). 596 - 605.
  • Raghavan P, Fosler-Lussier E, Lai AM "Temporal Classification of Medical Events." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of BioNLP 2012." in BioNLP 2012. (6 2012). N/A -

2011

  • Woo JH, Lai AM, and Weng C "Knowledge-based Similarity Analysis of Risk Predisposition in Personal Genomes: Proof of Concept." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of the AMIA 2011 Annual Symposium." in Proceedings of the AMIA 2011 Annual Symposium. (10 2011). 1524 - 1531.
  • Luo Z, Johnson SB, Lai AM, and Weng C "Extracting Temporal Constraints from Clinical Research Eligibility Criteria Using Conditional Random Fields." JOURNAL: "AMIA." in Proceedings of the AMIA 2011 Annual Symposium. (10 2011).

2010

  • Berryman A, Calyam P, Honigford M, and Lai AM "VDBench: A Benchmarking Toolkit for Thin-client based Virtual Desktop Environments." JOURNAL: "Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom), 2010 IEEE Second International Conference on." in IEEE Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom). (11 2010). 480 - 487.
  • Raghavan, P and Lai, AM "Leveraging Natural Language Processing of Clinical Narratives for Phenotype Modeling." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of the Workshop for Ph.D. Students in Information and Knowledge Management (PIKM 2010)." in Proceedings of the Workshop for Ph.D. Students in Information and Knowledge Management (PIKM 2010). (10 2010). 57 - 66.

2009

  • Finkelman, M.; Kim, W.; He, Y.; Hooker, G.; Gandek, B.; Keller, R.; Lai, A.M.; Rose, M.; & Gibbons, R.D. "Computerized Adaptive Testing to Predict an Observable Outcome." JOURNAL: "Cognitive Diagnostic Models Working Group." in Cognitive Diagnostic Models Working Group. (1 2009).
  • Zhu X, Gold S, Lai A, Hripcsak G, and Ciminio JJ "Using Timeline Displays to Improve Medication Reconciliation." JOURNAL: "International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine (eTELEMED) '09." in International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine (eTELEMED) '09. (2 2009). 1 - 6.

2008

  • Lai, AM; Parsons, S; Hripcsak, G "Fuzzy Temporal Constraint Networks for Clinical Information." JOURNAL: "The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2008 Annual Symposium." in The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2008 Annual Symposium. (11 2008). 374 - 378.

2006

  • Lai, AM; Kaufman, D; Starren, JB for the IDEATel Consortium "Training Digital Divide Seniors to use a Telehealth System: A Remote Training Approach." JOURNAL: "Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2006 Annual Symposium." in Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2006 Annual Symposium. (11 2006). 459–463 -

2005

  • Lai, AM; Starren, JB; Shea, S for the IDEATel Consortium "Architecture for Remote Training of Home Telemedicine Patients." JOURNAL: "The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2005 Annual Symposium." in The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2005 Annual Symposium. (10 2005). 1015 -

2004

  • Lai, AM; Nieh, J; Bohra, B; Nandikonda, B; Surana, AP; Varshenya, S "Improving Web Browsing on Wireless PDAs Using Thin-Client Computing." JOURNAL: "The Thirteenth International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2004)." in The Thirteenth International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2004). (5 2004). 143 - 154.
  • Lai, AM; Nieh, J; Laine, A; Starren, J "Remote Display Performance for Wireless Heathcare Computing." JOURNAL: "Medinfo 2004." in The Eleventh World Conference on Medical Informatics (Medinfo 2004). (9 2004). 1438 - 1442.

2002

  • Lai, A; Nieh, J "Limits of Wide-Area Thin-Client Computing." JOURNAL: "The ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS 2002." in The ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS 2002. (6 2002). 228 - 239.