Bradley Malin

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt honors 29 distinguished faculty with endowed chairs

    Twenty-nine prominent faculty from across campus comprise Vanderbilt University’s latest endowed chair honorees. They include scholars working in diverse areas—from election analysis and lung cancer research to the nascent field of neurolaw, exploring the brain mechanism underlying legal decision-making. Read More

    Nov. 11, 2020

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    How to fake a medical record in order to mitigate privacy risks

    In machine learning, generative adversarial networks (GANs) involve two artificial neural networks squaring off, one, the generator, trying to delude the other, the discriminator, into accepting synthetic data as real. Beyond their science and engineering applications, GANs can generate utterly convincing “photographs” of people who do not exist. Unrestricted use on a wide scale of... Read More

    Nov. 4, 2019

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    How to fake a medical record

    Simulated electronic health records could avoid patient privacy risks and help speed discovery. Read More

    Nov. 4, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    Bradley Malin elected to National Academy of Medicine

    Bradley Malin, professor of biomedical informatics, biostatistics and computer science, is among 85 newly elected members of the National Academy of Medicine. Read More

    Oct. 16, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Malin appointed to European EHR anonymization group

    Vanderbilt’s Bradley Malin, Ph.D., has been appointed to the Technical Anonymization Group, recently established by the European Medicines Agency to advise it regarding best practices for the anonymization of patient information used in research. Read More

    Sep. 14, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Risky business

    Vanderbilt investigators have developed hospital readmission models that may help prevent payment penalties to hospitals when patients are readmitted too soon after discharge. Read More

    Apr. 5, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Investigators apply game theory to study of genomic privacy

    It comes down to privacy — biomedical research can’t proceed without human genomic data sharing, and genomic data sharing can’t proceed without some reasonable level of assurance that de-identified data from patients and other research participants will stay de-identified after they’re released for research. Read More

    Jan. 12, 2017

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    Vanderbilt team a winner in health data privacy competition

    A two-member team from Vanderbilt has won the 2016 iDASH Healthcare Privacy Protection Challenge, a competition open to international participants and devoted this year to privacy protection for genome analysis in a cloud computing environment. Read More

    Dec. 1, 2016

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    New center to study genomic privacy concerns

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have received a four-year, $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a new center for the study of privacy concerns associated with the use of genomic information, the NIH announced this week. Read More

    May. 19, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    New doctoral track focuses on ‘big’ biomedical data science

    A new biomedical data science doctoral track at Vanderbilt, designed as an amalgam of biomedical informatics, biostatistics and computer science, is enrolling its first students for admission in the fall. Read More

    Apr. 21, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUMC research shows patient privacy, ‘big data’ can coexist

    A new study, led by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), confirms that the scientific pursuit of so-called big data from hospitals and clinics needn’t conflict with patient privacy. Read More

    Jan. 28, 2016

  • VUMC Academic Enterprise Faculty Award winners announced

    VUMC Academic Enterprise Faculty Award winners announced

    The 2015 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards, which were presented during the May 19 Spring Faculty meeting, included awards for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contributions to Research. Read More

    May. 26, 2015

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    Game theory reveals new ways to protect de-identified data

    A new study from Vanderbilt introduces an adroit and flexible strategy to quash attacks on patient privacy and aid the flow of vital research data. Read More

    Apr. 2, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    New computer speeds clinical data collection

    Tucked in a data center in the basement of Vanderbilt University Hospital, a new computer the size of a large armoire, called a data warehouse appliance, is delivering a new order of speed to Vanderbilt clinical scientists as they search, filter, analyze and annotate the de-identified medical records of approximately 2 million patients. Read More

    Apr. 25, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Malin helps craft de-identification guidelines

    A great deal of biomedical and health services research at some point involves record de-identification, whether it’s prior to the sharing of study data or, in the case of large patient databases, prior to the initial extraction of study data. Read More

    Dec. 6, 2012