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Public Biography
Trevor A. Cohen, MBChB PhD FACMI is a Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to his research career, he trained and practiced as a physician with a clinical interest in mental health. His research focuses on computational models of language and their biomedical applications, with application areas including literature-based discovery, post-marketing surveillance, plain language summarization, debiasing of deep learning models, and detection of linguistic indicators of psychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions. Dr. Cohen is an editor of a textbook on AI in medicine, and recently co-led the UW Medicine Large Language Models Workgroup, which drew together stakeholders and content experts to develop institutional guidance for the deployment of generative AI tools in clinical settings. Dr. Cohen is a co-editor of the forthcoming JAMIA focus issue on Large Language models.

Historic ACMI Biography

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Trevorís contributions to the field of informatics include: development of methods of distributional semantics (word and concept embeddings) with applications in information retrieval, literature-based discovery, social media and pharmacovigilance; and the advancement of cognitive theories of clinical comprehension, including development of cognitive support systems, and the study of medical error.


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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