Dental Informatics Workgroup in Review

December 10, 2018
Free for AMIA members; $50 for non-members.
Neel Shimpi, BDS, MM, PhD; Karmen Williams, DrPH, MBA

This webinar will contain an overview of the future activities that will be conducted within the Dental Informatics Working Group (DI-WG).
The presentation includes introductions of the incoming Chair, Vice Chair, members of DI-WG, and the results of a survey that was conducted to understand the opinions of DI-WG members. We will also update the members with future plans and involve the members in discussion.
This webinar serves to help in increasing the participation and activity of DI-WG members in AMIA.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to:

  • Acquire knowledge about the current status of Dental Informatics
  • Create awareness of future activities within the Dental Informatics Working Group

Speakers Information

Neel Shimpi, BDS, MM, PhD
Chair of AMIA Dental Informatics Working Group
Associate Research Scientist, Center for Oral and Systemic Health
Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, WI

Karmen Williams, DrPH, MBA
Vice-Chair of AMIA Dental Informatics Working Group
Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Biomedical Informatics
Indiana University, Regenstrief Institute, IN

Dr. Neel Shimpi has been actively engaged in research advancing medical-dental integration for over 6 years. She has been involved in conducting quantitative studies and mixed methods approaches for conducting oral-systemic health research, oral cancer, data-driven and exploratory analyses of quantitative health informatics data to develop and evaluate various clinical decision support tools (CDST) at point-of-care. Currently, as a tenure-track associate research scientist at the Center for Oral and Systemic Health (COSH) at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI), her main focus is on investigating oral and systemic relationships with high potential for translation into clinical practice, developing and evaluating various CDSTs, applying natural language processing and patient engagement/education modules, which leverage my expertise in the field of biomedical and healthcare informatics.

Dr. Karmen S. Williams is a post-doctoral fellow in Public and Population Health Informatics at Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana. Karmen's research focuses on systems-level informatics integration, public health systems and services, health informatics useĀ in education, health disparities and equity, and dental informatics. She is excited to expand boundaries of the use and integration of public and population health informatics to improve multiple facets of human life and health care. She has over 15 years of health care experience and over 10 years of teaching and instruction. Karmen holds a DrPH and MBA from Georgia Southern University, a MSPH from Meharry Medical College, and a MA in Sociology from Prairie View A&M University.


These presenters has been quoted, appeared in media outlets, and/or published in: JADA, BMC-Oral Health, J Evid Based Dent Pract, JPHMP, EGEMS, and Public Health Affairs.