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 three 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).


Center Director: Josh C. Denny, MD, MS

Core Scientific Director: Lisa Bastarache

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday thru Friday              

8am -5pm 

2525 West End Ave, Suite 1450

Links and Resources

Center for Precision Medicine

PheWAS Catalog



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