VUMC Phenotyping and PheWAS Core

Overview of Services

Our core mission is to assist researchers who seek to advance the basic informatics methods, and to apply advanced methods to "understand" unstructured, and sometimes inaccurate, biomedical text and electronic medical record data. For basic science applications, we provide services for natural language processing methods, terminology development, and integration of disparate data sources (such as coded and free text sources). We provide two major domains of application of advanced informatics techniques: educational informatics and clinical phenotyping (deriving phenotypes from EMR records).  We pursue the latter to discover clinical knowledge, gene-disease relationships (genomics, GWAS, and PheWAS), and gene-drug-outcome relationships (pharmacogenomics).



                                                                           PheWAS Assessment

PheWAS Assessment

                                                                         Advanced Phenotyping




Acting Center Director: Kevin Johnson, MD, MS

Core Scientific Director for PheWAS: Lisa Bastarache, MS

Core Scientific Director for Phenotyping: Wei-Qi Wei, MD, PhD

Core Operations Manager: Janey Wang, MS, MEng


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday thru Friday              

8am -5pm 

2525 West End Ave, Suite 1500


Links and Resources

Center for Precision Medicine

PheWAS Catalog


VUMC Office of Research - iLab User Guides & FAQs