Training, education, and networking in transdisciplinary disparities research topics. Health Disparities Research Training and Events
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Training, education, and networking around emerging topics in health disparities research.
  • Open to all Harvard-affiliated investigators. Some restrictions may apply; please see description for eligibility.
Session dates
  • Varies; see below for details.

The Health Disparities Research Program offers methods clinics, multi-day symposia, and ongoing workshop series. These events provide opportunities to learn about the current state of disparities science, build skills and capacity to conduct disparities research, and connect with other disparities researchers in the Harvard Catalyst community and beyond.

Natural Language Processing (NLP) Workshop

June 2, 2016
8:00am-1:00pm; lunch will be served
The Fenway Room, The Inn at Longwood Medical

Space is limited. Register now.

Read more for details, including the workshop agenda.

NLP is an informatics tool that can be applied to text reports in electronic health records to abstract standard, coded data elements for analysis. While electronic health records contain a wealth of data about patients and their care, these data are often available only as free text that must be coded for quantitative analysis. This is particularly relevant to data elements that are central to disparities research, like socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. This half-day workshop will provide an overview of NLP methods and present several case examples focused on extracting data relevant to health disparities. We are pleased to welcome Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, as the keynote speaker. This workshop is intended for researchers who plan to use NLP to answer disparities-related research questions.

Please check back for more offerings. See also our past health disparities events.

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