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

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.

Carroll LN, Au AP, Detwiler LT, Fu TC, Painter IS, Abernethy NF. Visualization and analytics tools for infectious disease epidemiology: A systematic review. J Biomed Inform. 2014 Oct;51C:287-298. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2014.04.006. Epub 2014 Apr 16. Review.  PMID: 24747356

Devine EB, Lee CJ, Overby CL, Abernethy N, McCune J, Smith JW, Tarczy-Hornoch P. Usability evaluation of pharmacogenomics clinical decision support aids and clinical knowledge resources in a computerized provider order entry system: a mixed methods approach. Int J Med Inform. 2014 Jul;83(7):473-83. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2014.04.008. Epub 2014 May 9.  PMID: 24874987    PMCID: PMC4095746

Petrochilos D, Shojaie A, Gennari J, Abernethy N. Using random walks to identify cancer-associated modules in expression data. BioData Min. 2013 Oct 15;6(1):17. doi: 10.1186/1756-0381-6-17.  PMID: 24128261    PMCID: PMC4015830

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