Rimma Belenkaya, M.A., M.S.
Data Modeler/Knowledge Manager
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
I lead the Knowledge Management team at the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Department of Health Informatics. I specialize in semantic and relational modeling of bio-medical information, data standardization, interoperability, and data quality assurance. My team is leading MSK efforts to standardize clinical data for analytics and research. We are also contributing to the institutional data governance program in the development and governance of the operational and quality metrics, including underlying data models and visualization.
At OHDSI, I am part of the Oncology Workgroup that aims to extend OHDSI CDM and vocabulary to represent oncology domain and support observational cancer research. All efforts of the workgroup are documented here: http://www.ohdsi.org/web/wiki/doku.php?id=projects:workgroups:oncology-sg. I am also contributing to the OHDSI CDM and Vocabulary Workgroup.
My previous OHDSI work includes adoption of the OMOP Common Data Model (CDM) for the PCORI-sponsored Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) that consolidated and harmonized patient records from New York City major medical centers for comparative effectiveness research. Results of this effort were presented at the 2015 AMIA Join Summits and 2015 OHDSI Symposium.