Li Zhou, MD, PhD, FACMI, is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and a Lead Investigator at the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has served as a Senior Medical Informatician at Partners HealthCare System for more than 10 years. Her research has focused on various subfields of artificial intelligence and their applications to medicine, including temporal reasoning, natural language processing, machine learning and decision support. Dr. Zhou directs the MTERMS Lab (http://mterms.bwh.harvard.edu/) and has led the design and development of multiple NLP systems (e.g., MTERMS, TimeText and NotesLink). Her teams have applied NLP and machine learning to diverse clinical domains, including phenotyping, medication reconciliation, adverse drug reaction detection, nurse assessment, family histories, social-behavioral factors, hospital readmission, and mortality predication. They are developing innovative methods for detecting errors in clinical notes generated by speech recognition software. They are also combining NLP and machine learning to extract knowledge from malpractice claims data to enhance coding and analytics for risk management. Dr. Zhou is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. She serves as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Medical Informatics. She has served as principle investigator and co-investigator on numerous research projects funded by AHRQ, NIH, PCORI, NCI and CRICO/RMF.
Dr. Zhou received her medical degree from Shanghai Medical University (now Fudan University, China), a Master of Science degree in business computer information systems from Baruch College, NYC, and a PhD in biomedical informatics from Columbia University, NYC.