Neil F. Abernethy

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Associate Professor, Health Services
Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (primary appt.)


PhD   Stanford University, 2005   (Biomedical Informatics)
BS   North Carolina State University, 1993   (Applied Math, Biochemistry)

Contact Info


campus box:   357240
voice:   206-616-2813

Research Interests

Public Health Informatics standards, epidemic models, and molecular epidemiology in the context of global health; scientific and social networks as they pertain to collaborative research; novel 3-D imaging displays; Environmental interventions for infectious disease; high-throughput biology; evolutionary game theory.

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Recent Publications

Macpherson N, Kimball AM, Burke C, Abernethy N, Tempongko S, Zinsstag J. Key findings and lessons from an evaluation of the Rockefeller Foundation's Disease Surveillance Networks Initiative. Emerg Health Threats J. 2013;6. doi: 10.3402/ehtj.v6i0.19959. Epub 2013 Jan 25.  PMID: 23362418    PMCID: PMC3557955

Hills RA, Revere D, Altamore R, Abernethy NF, Lober WB. Timeliness and data element completeness of immunization data in Washington State in 2010: a comparison of data exchange methods. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012;2012:340-9. Epub 2012 Nov 3.  PMID: 23304304    PMCID: PMC3540489

Masys DR, Jarvik GP, Abernethy NF, Anderson NR, Papanicolaou GJ, Paltoo DN, Hoffman MA, Kohane IS, Levy HP. Technical desiderata for the integration of genomic data into Electronic Health Records. J Biomed Inform. 2012 Jun;45(3):419-22. Epub 2011 Dec 27.  PMID: 22223081    PMCID: PMC3328607

Abernethy NF, Derimer K, Small PM. Methods to identify standard data elements in clinical and public health forms. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011;2011:19-27. Epub 2011 Oct 22.  PMID: 22195051    PMCID: PMC3243268

Walther B, Hossin S, Townend J, Abernethy N, Parker D, Jeffries D. Comparison of electronic data capture (EDC) with the standard data capture method for clinical trial data. PLoS One. 2011;6(9):e25348. Epub 2011 Sep 23.  PMID: 21966505    PMCID: PMC3179496