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Mary Regina Boland

College of Physicians and Surgeons
PhD Candidate in Biomedical Informatics

As a PhD student in the laboratory of Dr. Nicholas Tatonetti, Boland aims to explore and understand the systems-level genetic interactions that occur in patients taking multiple drugs targeting diverse genes and gene pathways. In particular, her focus is to develop methods for understanding the systems-level genetic interactions responsible for adverse drug events. As a translational bioinformatician, she is also interested in developing methods that incorporate not only genetic information, but also epidemiological data obtained via public data sources and electronic health records. By utilizing both genetic and clinical data, Boland's work marries basic science genetic research with clinical epidemiological research.

Before beginning her PhD research studies under Dr. Tatonetti, she worked for three years as a clinical research informatician at Columbia University Medical Center, where her work principally focused on data mining, data integration, user interface design, and usability testing. She also received a Masters of Arts in biomedical informatics during that time. The American Medical Informatics Association recognized her work as one of the top papers in the practice of clinical informatics in 2013. Prior to coming to Columbia University, she received her Bachelor of Science in bioinformatics at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, where her  work focused on functional genomic alignment of evolutionarily diverse organisms.