Date: 02/28/2020
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: SPH 1312

Time Activity
8:00 A.M.  Registration
8:30 A.M.

Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Dushanka V. Kleinman, D.D.S., MScD, Associate Dean for Research of UMD SPH
  • Dr. Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH, Dean of UMD SPH
9:00 - 10:30 A.M.

Invited Session I: Big Data Research in Social Media
Chairperson: Dr. Quynh Nguyen


  • Dr. David Broniatowski, PhD, George Washington University 
    Infectious Disease and Behavioral Epidemiology on Twitter: From Disease to Disinformation
  • Dr. Lisa Singh, PhD, Georgetown University                                                 How News and Social Media Shaped the 2016 Presidential Election? 
  • Dr. Quynh Nguyen, PhD, University of Maryland
    Using Google Street View to Examine Associations between Built Environment Characteristics and U.S. Health Outcomes


10:30 – 10:45 A.M.  Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45 A.M. 

Invited Session II: Genomics and Bioinformatics
Chairperson: Dr. Charles Ma


  • Dr. Mihai Pop, PhD, University of Maryland
    Using computers to understand microbial communities
  • Dr. George Tseng, ScD, University of Pittsburgh
    Overview and recent advances of omics data integration

12:00 – 1:30 P.M. 


1:30 – 2:30 P.M. 

Invited Session III: Big Data Research in Health Care
Chairperson: Dr. Mei-ling Lee


  • Dr. Daniel Scharfstein, ScD, Johns Hopkins University
    Brand vs. Generic: Addressing Non-Adherence, Secular Trends, and Non-Overlap
  • Dr. Jie Chen, PhD, University of Maryland
    Integrating Hospital-Community Integration to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

2:30 – 3:00 P.M. 

Special Session: Big Data Analysis Using SAS
Chairperson: Dr. Raul Cruz-Cano


  • Ms. Sherrine Eid, SAS Institute Inc.
    Affecting the opioid crisis through observational research using big data: insights for prevention

3:15 – 3:30 P.M. 

Coffee break

3:30 – 4:30 P.M. 

Invited Session IV: Biomedical Imaging and Neuroscience
Chairperson: Dr. Charles Ma


  • Dr. Shuo Chen, PhD, University of Maryland Baltimore .                           Graph combinatorics for statistical inference of brain connectomic data
  • Dr. Peter Kochunov, PhD, University of Maryland Baltimore                        Big-data, anatomically informed, vulnerability for severe mental illness: from genetics to imaging.
4:30 – 5:00 P.M.  Closing