VA LGBT Research: Projects in Trends Analysis and Natural Language Processing
Series: The Joint GW – CNHS Informatics Seminar Series presents VA LGBT Research
Speakers: Joseph L. Goulet, PhD; Luke Lindemann, PhD; and T. Elizabeth Workman, PhD
Description: Sexual orientation and gender identity are of clinical importance to both providers and researchers.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients experience a disproportionate burden of
many health concerns, including chronic disease, suicide, and sexual victimization. Within the
epidemiology, linguistic, and informatics domains, there are efforts addressing health disparities in
the LGBT community. In this talk, we will introduce this important area of research, and describe
two current projects: Temporal, Clinical, and Geographic Patterns of Documentation of LGBTQ
Keywords in Clinical Notes, and A Prototype Application to Identify LGBT Patients in Clinical
Notes. The first project applies trend analysis techniques to better understand documentation trends
in VA LGBT patient care. The second project applies machine learning and rule-based methods to
identify LGBT patients in VA clinical notes.
The attached flyer provides more information, including the WebEx link for joining the seminar. Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, this event will be held exclusively online.
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VA Connecticut Healthcare SystemJoseph L. Goulet, PhD
George Washington UniversityT. Elizabeth Workman, PhD
Yale UniversityLuke Lindemann, PhD