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Omolola Ogunyemi, PhD

InstitutionCharles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
DepartmentPreventive and Social Medicine
Address1731 E. 120th Street
Los Angeles CA 90059
Phone(323) 249-5732
Fax(323) 249-5726
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    Barnard College, Columbia UniversityB.A.1993Computer Science
    University of PennsylvaniaM.S.E.1994Computer and Information Science
    University of PennsylvaniaPh.D.1999Computer and Information Science
    1991Internship award: Outstanding Achievement & Exceptional Performance, New York City Transit Authority
    1997Nominated for a Best Paper award, fall conference of AMIA, American Medical Informatics Association
    1998Second place winner, PhD division, AT&T Research student poster competition, AT&T
    2005Nominated for a Distinguished Paper award, AMIA fall conference, American Medical Informatics Association
    2017Outstanding Professor Award, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
    2019Elected Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics
    2021 - 2025Member, National Library of Medicine Board of Regents, National Library of Medicine

    Omolola (Lola) Ogunyemi is a computer scientist and biomedical informatics researcher. She is Director of CDU's Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBI), Interim Vice President for Research, and a Professor in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at CDU. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Radiological Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA with the Medical and Imaging Informatics group. Her research at the CBI focuses on novel biomedical informatics solutions for problems that affect medically underserved communities. Dr. Ogunyemi's research interests include computerized medical decision support, reasoning under uncertainty, 3D graphics and visualization, and machine learning. Her work includes a National Library of Medicine (NLM)-funded study that utilizes both unsupervised machine learning and qualitative methods to study COVID-19 vaccination and testing hesitancy (with Sheba George and Lauren Daskivich). She has been principal investigator of an NLM-funded R01 study of machine learning approaches to identify safety net healthcare system patients with latent/undiagnosed diabetic retinopathy from electronic health records, on an NLM-funded R01 study of computerized decision support for penetrating trauma, and on a National Cancer Institute-funded R03 study of individualized breast cancer risk prediction using Bayesian networks.

    Before moving to CDU to become the Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics, Dr. Ogunyemi was a biomedical informatics faculty member in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School from 1999 until 2007. She was also a member of the affiliated faculty in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology from 2003 until 2007. She served as a faculty member in the Boston-area NLM-funded biomedical informatics fellowship training program (1999-2007). She has taught graduate level biomedical informatics courses in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, at UCLA, at CDU, and short courses on informatics at the University of Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal), Durban, South Africa. She served on the NLM's Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee study section from 2003-2007; on the NLM's Literature Selection and Technical Review Committee from 2010-2014 as a member and as chair (2013-2014); on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Health Information Technology Research study section (2016 - 2019); and is currently a member of the NLM's Board of Regents (2021-2025). She is an editorial board member for the Journal of Biomedical Informatics (2015 - 2026) and an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.

    3R01LM012309-04S1     (OGUNYEMI, OMOLOLA IJEOMA)Nov 17, 2020 - Nov 16, 2021
    Predicting Diabetic Retinopathy from Risk Factor Data and Digital Retinal Images
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01LM012309     (OGUNYEMI, OMOLOLA IJEOMA)Sep 30, 2016 - Nov 16, 2021
    Predicting Diabetic Retinopathy from Risk Factor Data and Digital Retinal Images
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R03CA099099     (OGUNYEMI, OMOLOLA IJEOMA)Sep 30, 2002 - Aug 31, 2004
    Breast Cancer Risk Assessment with Bayesian Networks
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01LM007167     (OGUNYEMI, OMOLOLA IJEOMA)Mar 15, 2002 - Feb 28, 2005
    Assessing Penetrating Trauma Under Uncertainty
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Gandhi M, Daskivich LP, Ogunyemi OI. DRRisk: A Web-based tool to Assess the Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy through Machine Learning on Electronic Health Records. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2022; 2022:452-460. PMID: 37128428; PMCID: PMC10148369.
    2. Ogunyemi OI, Gandhi M, Lee M, Teklehaimanot S, Daskivich LP, Hindman D, Lopez K, Taira RK. Detecting diabetic retinopathy through machine learning on electronic health record data from an urban, safety net healthcare system. JAMIA Open. 2021 Jul; 4(3):ooab066. PMID: 34423259; PMCID: PMC8374369.
      Citations: 1     
    3. Cheng Y, Mohanty AF, Ogunyemi OI, Smith CA, Leroy G, Zeng QT. 2018 Salary Survey of AMIA Members: Factors Associated with Higher Salaries. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2019; 2019:275-284. PMID: 32308820; PMCID: PMC7153054.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Ogunyemi OI, Gandhi M, Tayek C. Predictive Models for Diabetic Retinopathy from Non-Image Teleretinal Screening Data. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2019; 2019:472-477. PMID: 31259001; PMCID: PMC6568122.
      Citations: 6     
    5. George SM, Hayes EM, Fish A, Daskivich LP, Ogunyemi OI. Understanding the Knowledge Gap Experienced by U.S. Safety Net Patients in Teleretinal Screening. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2016; 2016:590-599. PMID: 28269855; PMCID: PMC5333296.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Ogunyemi O, Kermah D. Machine Learning Approaches for Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy from Clinical and Public Health Records. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2015; 2015:983-90. PMID: 26958235; PMCID: PMC4765709.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Ogunyemi O, George S, Patty L, Teklehaimanot S, Baker R. Teleretinal screening for diabetic retinopathy in six Los Angeles urban safety-net clinics: final study results. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2013; 2013:1082-8. PMID: 24551394; PMCID: PMC3900130.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    8. Ogunyemi OI, Meeker D, Kim HE, Ashish N, Farzaneh S, Boxwala A. Identifying appropriate reference data models for comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies based on data from clinical information systems. Med Care. 2013 Aug; 51(8 Suppl 3):S45-52. PMID: 23774519.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Ogunyemi O, Moran E, Patty Daskivich L, George S, Teklehaimanot S, Ilapakurthi R, Lopez K, Norris K. Autonomy versus automation: perceptions of nonmydriatic camera choice for teleretinal screening in an urban safety net clinic. Telemed J E Health. 2013 Aug; 19(8):591-6. PMID: 23763609; PMCID: PMC3719439.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Ogunyemi O, Teklehaimanot S, Patty L, Moran E, George S. Evaluating predictive modeling's potential to improve teleretinal screening participation in urban safety net clinics. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013; 192:162-5. PMID: 23920536; PMCID: PMC3880369.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    11. George S, Moran E, Fish A, Ogunyemi L. Understanding the digital divide in the clinical setting: the technology knowledge gap experienced by US safety net patients during teleretinal screening. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013; 192:946. PMID: 23920720.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    12. Ogunyemi O, Terrien E, Eccles A, Patty L, George S, Fish A, Teklehaimanot S, Ilapakurthi R, Aimiuwu O, Baker R. Teleretinal screening for diabetic retinopathy in six Los Angeles urban safety-net clinics: initial findings. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011; 2011:1027-35. PMID: 22195163; PMCID: PMC3243231.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    13. Fish A, George S, Terrien E, Eccles A, Baker R, Ogunyemi O. Workflow concerns and workarounds of readers in an urban safety net teleretinal screening study. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011; 2011:417-26. PMID: 22195095; PMCID: PMC3243157.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    14. Martins D, Ani C, Pan D, Ogunyemi O, Norris K. Renal dysfunction, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease mortality. J Nutr Metab. 2010; 2010. PMID: 20700408; PMCID: PMC2911619.
      Citations: 11     
    15. Ogunyemi O, Mukherjee S, Ani C, Hindman D, George S, Ilapakurthi R, Verma M, Dayrit M. CEDRIC: a computerized chronic disease management system for urban, safety net clinics. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010; 160(Pt 1):208-12. PMID: 20841679; PMCID: PMC3056884.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Ahmed BA, Matheny ME, Rice PL, Clarke JR, Ogunyemi OI. A comparison of methods for assessing penetrating trauma on retrospective multi-center data. J Biomed Inform. 2009 Apr; 42(2):308-16. PMID: 18929685; PMCID: PMC2693228.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Chun J, Schnabel F, Ogunyemi O. Assessing a Bayesian risk prediction model in a high-risk breast cancer population. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11; 913. PMID: 18694013.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Ogunyemi O. Methods for reasoning from geometry about anatomic structures injured by penetrating trauma. J Biomed Inform. 2006 Aug; 39(4):389-400. PMID: 16321576; PMCID: PMC1550355.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Matheny ME, Ogunyemi OI, Rice PL, Clarke JR. Evaluating the discriminatory power of a computer-based system for assessing penetrating trauma on retrospective multi-center data. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005; 500-4. PMID: 16779090; PMCID: PMC1479848.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Wang D, Peleg M, Tu SW, Boxwala AA, Ogunyemi O, Zeng Q, Greenes RA, Patel VL, Shortliffe EH. Design and implementation of the GLIF3 guideline execution engine. J Biomed Inform. 2004 Oct; 37(5):305-18. PMID: 15488745.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    
    21. Boxwala AA, Peleg M, Tu S, Ogunyemi O, Zeng QT, Wang D, Patel VL, Greenes RA, Shortliffe EH. GLIF3: a representation format for sharable computer-interpretable clinical practice guidelines. J Biomed Inform. 2004 Jun; 37(3):147-61. PMID: 15196480.
      Citations: 49     Fields:    
    22. Sordo M, Boxwala AA, Ogunyemi O, Greenes RA. Description and status update on GELLO: a proposed standardized object-oriented expression language for clinical decision support. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004; 107(Pt 1):164-8. PMID: 15360796.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    
    23. Peleg M, Boxwala AA, Tu S, Zeng Q, Ogunyemi O, Wang D, Patel VL, Greenes RA, Shortliffe EH. The InterMed approach to sharable computer-interpretable guidelines: a review. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2004 Jan-Feb; 11(1):1-10. PMID: 14527977; PMCID: PMC305452.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Sordo M, Ogunyemi O, Boxwala AA, Greenes RA. GELLO: an object-oriented query and expression language for clinical decision support. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003; 1012. PMID: 14728515; PMCID: PMC1480304.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Ogunyemi OI, Clarke JR, Ash N, Webber BL. Combining geometric and probabilistic reasoning for computer-based penetrating-trauma assessment. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2002 May-Jun; 9(3):273-82. PMID: 11971888; PMCID: PMC344587.
    26. Boxwala AA, Tu S, Peleg M, Zeng Q, Ogunyemi O, Greenes RA, Shortliffe EH, Patel VL. Toward a representation format for sharable clinical guidelines. J Biomed Inform. 2001 Jun; 34(3):157-69. PMID: 11723698.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Ash N, Ogunyemi O, Zeng Q, Ohno-Machado L. Finding appropriate clinical trials: evaluating encoded eligibility criteria with incomplete data. Proc AMIA Symp. 2001; 27-31. PMID: 11825151; PMCID: PMC2243370.
    28. Peleg M, Ogunyemi O, Tu S, Boxwala AA, Zeng Q, Greenes RA, Shortliffe EH. Using features of Arden Syntax with object-oriented medical data models for guideline modeling. Proc AMIA Symp. 2001; 523-7. PMID: 11825243; PMCID: PMC2243476.
    29. Ogunyemi O, Clarke JR, Webber B, Badler N. TraumaSCAN: assessing penetrating trauma with geometric and probabilistic reasoning. Proc AMIA Symp. 2000; 620-4. PMID: 11079958; PMCID: PMC2243879.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Peleg M, Boxwala AA, Ogunyemi O, Zeng Q, Tu S, Lacson R, Bernstam E, Ash N, Mork P, Ohno-Machado L, Shortliffe EH, Greenes RA. GLIF3: the evolution of a guideline representation format. Proc AMIA Symp. 2000; 645-9. PMID: 11079963; PMCID: PMC2243832.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    
    31. Ogunyemi O, Webber B, Clarke JR. Probabilistic predictions of penetrating injury to anatomic structures. Proc AMIA Annu Fall Symp. 1997; 714-8. PMID: 9357718; PMCID: PMC2233485.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Chi DM, Kokkevis E, Ogunyemi O, Bindiganavale R, Hollick MJ, Clarke JR, Webber BL, Badler NI. Simulated casualties and medics for emergency training. Stud Health Technol Inform. 1997; 39:486-94. PMID: 10168943.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Ogunyemi O, Kaye J, Webber B, Clarke JR. Generating penetration path hypotheses for decision support in multiple trauma. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1995; 42-6. PMID: 8563315; PMCID: PMC2579052.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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