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Staff Scientist
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Dr. Rodriguez is a Staff Scientist with the Computer Science Branch of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, NLM. She is a researcher with interest in Medical Vocabulary, Standards, and Datamining of large clinical datasets. She focuses on data integration, standarization, and preparation for clinical information extraction to provide clinicians with proper information at the point of care.

Dr. Rodriguez is an Obstetrician Gynecologist with more than 15 years of clinical practice,  she is a specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine with experience in invasive prenatal diagnosis.  She earned her PhD degree from the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah. Her doctoral dissertation work focused on Datamining Techniques for Prediction of Pregnancy Adverse Event.

Publications/Tools by Laritza Rodriguez: 
Roberts K, Shooshan SE, Rodriguez L, Abhyankar S, Kilicoglu H, Demner-Fushman D. Machine Learning Methods for Detecting Risk Factors for Heart Disease in EHRs. Proc i2b2 2014 Workshop
Winnenburg R, Rodriguez L, Callaghan F, Sorbello A, Szarfman A, Bodenreider O. Aligning Pharmacologic Classes Between MeSH and ATC. 4th International Conference on Biomedical Ontology · ICBO 2013
Montufar-Rueda C, Rodriguez L, Jarquin JD, Barboza A, Bustillo MC, Marin F, Ortiz G, Estrada F. Severe postpartum hemorrhage from uterine atony: a multicentric study. J Pregnancy. 2013;2013:525914. doi: 10.1155/2013/525914. Epub 2013 Dec 2.
Huser V, Taft L, Cimino J. Suitability of LOINC document ontology as a reference terminology for clinical document types: a case report of a research-oriented EHR. NIH Poster Day 2012.
McDonald CJ, Abhyankar S, Taft L. Dataset: common units of measure - subset of the Unified Code for Units of Measure.