Research and Scholarly Activity

The Program in Biomedical Informatics has a research program that provides opportunities for our students and residents to participate together with faculty in research and scholarly activities. We offer experiences that enable discovery and promote creativity. We are committed to pursuing inquiry, disseminating knowledge, and fostering critical thinking that encourages lifelong learning.

The medical school’s curriculum for our students and residents includes the principles of research design, methodology, biostatistics and analysis, and the ethical principles of clinical and translational research. Our faculty participate in the research curriculum with students and residents, provide research mentorship and collaborate with faculty in other departments and programs.  Students’ and residents’ projects are presented at WMed’s annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, and published in peer-reviewed journals.

Research and Scholarly Activity, 2011-16

Biomedical Informatics Research Chart

Recent Publications

Genetic testing behavior and reporting patterns in electronic medical records for physicians trained in a primary care specialty or subspecialty.
Ronquillo JG, Li C, Lester WT, Ronquillo J., Ronquillo J., Li C., Lester W., Lester W.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. July 2012; 19:4:570-4
PMID: 22511017

Assessing the readiness of precision medicine interoperabilty: An exploratory study of the National Institutes of Health genetic testing registry.
Ronquillo JG, Weng C, Lester WT
J Innov Health Inform. 2017 Nov 17; 24:4:918
PMID: 29334348

Software-Related Recalls of Health Information Technology and Other Medical Devices: Implications for FDA Regulation of Digital Health.
Ronquillo JG, Zuckerman DM, Ronquillo J., Ronquillo J., Zuckerman D.
Milbank Q. 2017 Sep; 95:3:535-553
PMID: 28895231

Electronic Health Records.
Ronquillo JG, Zuckerman DM, Ronquillo J., Zuckerman D.
Ann Intern Med. 2017 Apr 4; 166:7:536
PMID: 28384740

Sex-specific patterns and differences in dementia and Alzheimer's disease using informatics approaches.
Ronquillo JG, Baer MR, Lester WT, Ronquillo J., Baer M., Lester W.
J Women Aging. 2016; 28:5:403-11
PMID: 27105335

Applying operations research to optimize a novel population management system for cancer screening.
Zai AH, Kim S, Kamis A, Hung K, Ronquillo JG, Chueh HC, Atlas SJ, Zai A., Zai A., Kim S., Kamis A., Hung K., Ronquillo J., Ronquillo J., Chueh H., Chueh H., Atlas S., Atlas S.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014; 21:e1:e129-35
PMID: 24043318

Assessing hospital readmission risk factors in heart failure patients enrolled in a telemonitoring program.
Zai AH, Ronquillo JG, Nieves R, Chueh HC, Kvedar JC, Jethwani K
Int J Telemed Appl. 2013; 2013:305819
PMID: 23710170