The HCSRN is committed to sharing lessons learned in the conduct of embedded multisite research.   

The HCSRN Scientific Data Resources Forum is our venue for showcasing a range of work happening in informatics, analytics, data development, and scientific collaboration. We feature both HCSRN and non-HCSRN presenters and archive the presentations.  Links to past sessions are found below (password hcsrnSDRF1).

Next SDRF: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET


"Using VDW Data to Asess Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19"

This presentation will identify potential pitfalls in using VDW data to assess mental health impacts of COVID-19.


SpeakerGregory Simon, MD, MPH is an investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, a psychiatrist in Kaiser Permanente’s Behavioral Health Service, and a Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Simon’s research focuses on improving access to and quality of mental health care, especially for mood disorders and people at risk for self-harm and suicide. Specific areas of research include improving adherence to medication, increasing the availability of effective psychotherapy, personalization of treatment for mood disorders, evaluating peer support by and for people with mood disorders, prediction of suicidal behavior, population-based suicide prevention programs, and racial/ethnic disparities in mental health care. Dr. Simon currently leads the Mental Health Research Network, an NIMH-funded cooperative agreement supporting population-based mental health research across 14 large health systems.

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2022 Archived Sessions

Travis Drucker, M.S.Mayo Clinic Cloud – Mayo’s Next Generation, Enterprise Data, AI, and Software Development Platform (January 2022)

2021 Archived Sessions 

Samuel Savitz, PhD & Barbara Barry, PhD: Association of Patient and System-Level Factors in Social Determinants of Health Screening (August 2021)

Sarah Greene & Noor AhmedBuilding a Foundation of Trust for Data Sharing and Data Collaboration (July 2021)

Gabriel Chodik: Maccabi Institute Demos MDClone (April 2021)

Andrea Burnett-Hartman, PhD, MPH & Melanie FranciscoMolecular Markers: Processes and standard data specifications to capture certain types of genetic testing and results (March 2021)

Leon Rozenblit, JD, PhD: Registries in Transition: How an Evolving Technical and Regulatory Landscape is Shaping What's Possible with Patient Data Aggregation (February 2021)

Dr. Patrick O’Connor & Dr. JoAnn Sperl-Hillen: The Priorities Wizard: An EHR record-linked, web-based clinical decision support system (January 2021)


2020 Archived Sessions 

Suma Vupputuri, PhD & Aruna Kamineni, PhD: Advancing Equity, Inclusion and Diversity in the HCSRN (August 2020)

Dan Ng & Heather Tavel: Putting the "Virtual" in the VDW: Developing New Encounter Types for Virtual Care (July 2020)

Sarah Greene, MPH: State of the HCSRN / Farewell Address (April 2020) 


2019 Archived Sessions

Adam Wilcox, PhD & Liz Zampino, MS: Center on Data 2 Health (CD2H) Initiative (December 2019)

Carla Rodriguez, PhD: New opportunity to advance the safety & effectiveness of regulated products: IMEDS (November 2019) 

Liz Amos, MLIS:  FHIR Tools for Research (September 2019) 

Rob Penfold, PhD: Designing & Implementing Clinical Trials Using EHRs (August 2019)

Roy Pardee, JD, MA: DIY Analytics - How You Can and Why You Should (July 2019) 

Darren Toh, ScD: Analytic & data sharing options in multi-database or multicenter studies: Is there a one-size-fits-all approach? (June 2019)

Daniel Vreeman, PT, DPT, MS, FACMI: LOINC - A Vital Tool for Clinical Data Exchange (May 2019)

Joseph Ross, MD, MHS: Sharing Data via the Yale Open Data Access (YODA) Project - Early Experiences & Lessons Learned (March 2019)

Sarah Greene, MPH: A Closer Look at the HCSRN's Resources & Capabilities (February 2019)

Alan Bauck & Reesa Laws: Updates from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research (January 2019)


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