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Public Biography
Li Zhou, MD, PhD, FACMI, FIAHSI, FAMIA, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Lead Investigator at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She earned her PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University before spending more than 10 years as a Senior Medical Informatician at the Mass General Brigham (MGB) healthcare system. She currently directs the MTERMS lab at MGB. Throughout her career, her research has focused on temporal reasoning, natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, knowledge representation and clinical decision support. She has developed technological innovations in NLP and machine learning that have enabled rapid processing and data mining of clinical documentation in support of decision making and patient safety. She is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI) as well as for the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM), and she is an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI).

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Dr. Zhou is a recognized world expert in temporal reasoning and natural language processing (NLP). She has developed and evaluated NLP systems, including real-time integration with EHRs to support clinician decision-making. Her innovative NLP efforts include contributions to allergy detection, medication reconciliation, clinical documentation, and development of predictive risk models.


Fellows of AMIA (FAMIA)

FAMIA stands for “Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association” and it recognizes the contributions and professional accomplishments of AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge to their practice – be that in a clinical setting, a public or population health capacity, or as a clinical researcher.

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The American College of Medical Informatics

ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

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