Positions

Overview

  • I am a physician-scientist at the interface of Laboratory Medicine practice and Clinical Informatics research. I am a practicing clinical laboratorian with a primary specialization in microbiology, and skills in chemistry and molecular pathology. At the same time, I pursue innovative data analysis and visualization methods to serve needs in quality improvement, improved patient care, and cross-discipline collaboration throughout the health system.

    Interacting with providers and staff as an active clinician better informs my research, and I am able to bring the fruits of data analysis to better serve the various components of lab use for physicians, nurses, technologists, administrators, and staff at all levels of the health system. This synergy is crucial to unlocking the full value of healthcare computerization, "bending the cost curve" while also improving patient outcomes.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2017 Answer to photo quiz: Plasmodium falciparum infection with hyperparasitemiaJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  55:660-661. 2017
    2017 Photo quiz: A man with fever and headacheJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  55:351. 2017
    2017 Plasma Transfusion Demystified: A Review of the Key Factors Influencing the Response to Plasma TransfusionLaboratory Medicine.  48:108-112. 2017
    2015 Shiga Toxin Producing Escherichia coliClinics in Laboratory Medicine.  35:247-272. 2015
    2012 STITCHER: Dynamic assembly of likely amyloid and prion β-structures from secondary structure predictionsProteins.  80:410-420. 2012
    2011 Structure-based prediction reveals capping motifs that inhibit β-helix aggregationProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  108:11099-11104. 2011
    2009 Betascan: Probable β-amyloids identified by pairwise probabilistic analysisPLoS Computational Biology.  5. 2009

    Research Overview

  • As the director of the INFECTALYTICS project, my primary research is the improvement of clinical informatics interfaces, particularly analysis and reporting of laboratory data. I am interested in developing incremental improvements to feedback and reporting in a clinical environment with close collaboration between development and active clinicians. The goal of my software is to advance effectiveness by further encouraging communications between laboratory personnel, clinicians, researchers, and patients.
  • Teaching Overview

  • As a laboratorian and pathology informaticist, my teaching spans a number of different contexts. My roles in the Pathology Residency program include directing the informatics rotation, lecturing in informatics, and instruction in the core medical microbiology rotation.

    Informatics: I teach introductory materials in pathology informatics (PIER Essentials 1 and 2) to all pathology residents on a yearly basis. As part of the Laboratory Medicine seminar series, I give lectures on informatics practices as well as directing interactive tutorials using the TRIG (Teaching Residents In Genomics) curriculum. For senior residents, I also direct a one-month elective rotation in more advanced concepts and projects in pathology informatics (PIER Essentials 3 and 4).

    Microbiology: As part of the three-month core rotation in microbiology, I lecture and conduct case studies in virology, antimicrobial susceptibility and stewardship, and bacteriology.

    In addition to my roles in the residency program, I also assist with microbiology and histology instruction in physiology courses for the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Optometry. I also provide lectures and mentorship opportunities for the Health Informatics curriculum (MSHI) in the School of Health Professions.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical / Medical Engineering
  • 2012
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Pathology, Residency 2015
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Pathology, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015
  • Full Name

  • Allen Bryan