Dr Blanca Gallego-Luxan
Dr Gallego leads the Health Analytics Lab at the Centre for Health Informatics and has extensive international research experience in data analysis and computational modelling. She has made significant and innovative contributions to the creation of models derived from complex empirical data for a wide range of applications, including climate dynamics, environmental economics, bio-surveillance, patient safety and clinical decision-support. As part of her research on APP1045548, Dr Gallego was the first Australian researcher to link large amounts of clinical health records with population health datasets, in order to model the trajectories of hospitalised patients beyond discharge. She is also part of a group of international scientists pioneering the ‘green button’ concept, a clinical analytics project run out of Stanford and a proposed tool to make use of the electronic health records (HER) systems to aid in decision-support at the point-of-care.
Dr Gallego has extensive international research experience in data analysis and computational modelling. Her work on biosurveillance using pathogen genotypes was highlighted during the American Medical Informatics Association’s Year in Review address as one of the year’s notable events in translational bioinformatics. She has worked in clinical analytics for more than five years, with papers appearing in journals such as BMJ Quality and Safety.
Qualifications: BS (Physics, UAM, 1994); MS by Research (Quantum Chemistry, UAM, 1995); PhD (Climate Dynamics, UCLA, 2002)
Address: Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University Level 6, 75 Talavera Road, North Ryde NSW 2113
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