Jeremy Espino, MD

University of Pittsburgh
RODS Laboratory - Department of Biomedical Informatics
M-183 Parkvale Building
200 Meyran Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
USA 15213

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Jeremy Espino obtained his medical training at Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn. NY (1998) In 1999, he completed an internal medicine internship at the Sisters of Charity Medical Center in Staten Island. In 2003, completed a fellowship in medical informatics as a National Library of Medicine medical informatics fellow at the Center for Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh. He is currently the RODS IT director, the Director for RODS Open Source Software Development and a consultant/owner of General Biodefense. Dr. Espino was one of the founding members of the RODS Laboratory. There he developed the prototype for the Real-time Outbreak and Disease Surveillance System. There he also assisted in the creation of the National Retail Data Monitor (that collects and monitors over-the-counter medication sales across the US) and the original RODS application service. Dr. Espino is well-published in the field of computer-based biosurveillance. His areas of expertise include Java J2EE development, free-text classification, temporal modeling and spatial modeling. His research interests are machine learning, probabilistic models, and knowledge representation.