Scott L. DuVall, PhD
Associate Director, VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure
Department of Veterans Affairs
Scott L. DuVall, PhD, is the Associate Director of the VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI), a VA informatics major initiative, responsible for overseeing the harmonization and implementation of data resources and analysis tools in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Included in this work is transforming and mapping patient records, collecting and standardizing genetic test results, extracting clinical, social, and demographic elements from text using natural language processing, and developing tools to explore and visualize data. His initial work with the OHDSI community will involve contribution of functionality built in the VA query tools to the OHDSI toolset.
Dr. DuVall holds an academic appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the University of Utah School of Medicine and College of Pharmacy.
Jones MM, DuVall SL, Spuhl J, Samore MH, Nielson C, Rubin M. Extraction of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Data from the Nation’s Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012, 12:34.
DuVall SL, Fraser AM, Rowe K, Thomas A, Mineau GP. Evaluation of record linkage between a large health care provider and the Utah Population Database. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012 Jun;19(e1):e54-9. Epub 2011 Sep 16.
Uzuner O, South BR, Shen S, DuVall SL. 2010 i2b2/VA challenge on concepts, assertions, and relations in clinical text. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 Sep 1;18(5):552-6. Epub 2011 Jun 16.
Gundlapalli AV, Carter ME, Palmer M, Ginter G, Redd A, Pickard S, Shen S, South BR, Divita G, DuVall SL, Nguyen TM, D’Avolio LW, Samore MH. Using Natural Language Processing on the Free Text of Clinical Documents to Screen for Evidence of Homelessness Among US Veterans. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium, Washington, DC; 2013.
South BR, Shen S, Leng J, Forbush TB, DuVall SL, Chapman WW. A New Tool Set to Support Machine-Assisted Annotation. The Eleventh Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BioNLP), 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 2012.
De Silva L, Ginter T, Forbush TB, Nokes N, Fay B, Mikuls TR, Cannon GW, DuVall SL. Extraction and Quantification of Pack-years and Classification of Smoker Information in Semi-structured Medical Records. International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) Workshop on Learning from Unstructured Clinical Text, Bellevue, WA; 2011.
DuVall SL, South BR, D’Avolio LW, Shen S, Boone KW, Gundlapalli AV, Nebeker JR, Samore MH. Creating Reusable Annotated Corpora Using the Clinical Document Architecture. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Koloa, HI; 2011.