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Amar K. Das, MD, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Data Science
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Adjunct Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Director, Informatics Collaboratory for Design, Development, and Dissemination
Director, Biomedical Informatics Core, Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Biomedical Data Science
The Dartmouth Institute

Psychiatry Residency, Columbia University/NYS Psychiatric Institute, 1997-2001
PhD (Biomedical Informatics), Stanford University, 2002
MD, Stanford University, 1997
BA (Anthropology/MMSS), Northwestern University, 1989

Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Quantitative Biomedical Sciences
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice


Contact Information:

74 College Street
Vail Building 7th Floor
HB 7261
Hanover NH 03755

Email: Amar.Das@Dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Lamar Moss
Asst. Email: Lamar.D.Moss@Dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

Research and teaching in biomedical informatics with a focus on clinical research and population health applications.

Research work focused on computational methods and semantic technologies for temporal data mining, social computing and collaborative intelligence.

Rotations and Thesis Projects:

Rotation students with programming skills are always welcome. Projects will focus on developing informatics methods to support clinical and translational research and health care delivery.

Grant Information:

NIH 1R01LM009607, “Open-Source Toolkit for Knowledge-Based Querying of Time-Oriented Data”
NIH 1R01MH087756, “Ontology-Based Multi-Scale Integration of the Autism Phenome”
NIH 1RC1LM010583, “Intelligent Question Answering in the HIV Domain”


Dr. Das is a recipient of the PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Award in Informatics and multiple paper awards at scientific meetings. He was also named as a Van Amerigen Foundation-APA Health Services Research Scholar.

Prior to joining Geisel, Dr. Das was Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he was a member of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research. He was also an executive member of the Stanford Graduate Program in Biomedical Informatics, and taught courses focused on smart health and digital medicine.

Selected Publications:


  • Weber, S.C, Lowe, H., Das, A., Ferris, T. A simple heuristic for blindfolded record linkage. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association [Epub ahead of print, Feb 1 2012]. (view details on MedLine)

  • Lee, W.N., Bridewell, W., Das, A.K. Alignment and clustering of breast cancer patients by longitudinal treatment history. Proceedings of the 2011 AMIA Annual Symposium (pp. 760-767), Washington, DC, 2011. (view details on MedLine)

  • Bridewell, W., Das, A.K. Social network analysis of physician interactions: the effect of institutional boundaries on breast cancer care. Proceedings of the 2011 AMIA Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, 2011. (view details on MedLine)

  • Hassanpour, S., O’Connor, M.J., Das, A.K. Evaluation of semantic-based information retrieval methods in the autism phenotype domain. Proceedings of the 2011 AMIA Annual Symposium (pp. 569-577), Washington, DC, 2011. (view details on MedLine)

  • Gaskin, G.L., Longhurst, C.A., Slayton, R., Das, A.K. Sociotechnical challenges of implementing an interoperable personal health record: lessons learned. Applied Clinical Informatics 2(4):406-419, 2011. (view details on MedLine)

  • O'Connor, M.J., Shankar, R.D., David B. Parrish, Das, A.K. Knowledge-data integration for temporal reasoning in a clinical trial system. International Journal of Medical Informatics 78(S1):S77-S85, 2009. (view details on MedLine)

  • Sharda, P., Das, A.K., Cohen, T.A., Patel, V.L. Customizing clinical narratives for the Electronic Medical Record interface using cognitive methods. International Journal of Medical Informatics 75(5):346-368, 2006. (view details on MedLine)

  • Das, A.K., Olfson, M., Gameroff, M.J., Pilowsky, D., Blanco, C., Feder, A., Gross, R., Neria, Y., Lantigua, R., Shea, S., Weissman, M.M. Screening for bipolar disorder in a low-income primary care practice. Journal of the American Medical Association 293(8):956-963, 2005. (view details on MedLine)

  • Musen, M.A., Tu, S.W., Das, A.K., Shahar, Y. EON: A component-based approach to automation of protocol-directed therapy. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 3(6):367-388, 1996. (view details on MedLine)

  • Das, A.K., Musen, M.A. A temporal query system for protocol-directed decision support. Methods of Information in Medicine 33(4): 358-370, 1994. (view details on MedLine)