Denaxas Lab

Chart showing temperature and mortality of London for every week of 11 years, 1840-50. The shaded black colour denotes the extent by which the weekly deaths exceed the average; the yellow colour denotes the extent by which the weekly deaths are below the average; the red colour denotes the extent by which the mean temperature of the week exceeds the mean temperature of the years 1771-1849; the solid black denotes the extent by which the mean weekly temperature is below the mean temperature of the years 1771-1849. -- William Farr, downloaded from http://wellcomeimages.org/ William Farr, Report on the mortality of cholera in England, 1848-49, 1852

Our lab works at the intersection of clinical research and computer science. Our research uses electronic health records, electronic data generated during routine healthcare interactions, with data-driven computational methods and tools for improving human health and healthcare. We are based at the Institute of Health Informatics at University College London which is part of Health Data Research UK

Responding to the current public health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic, our lab has been involved in several research initiatives involving electronic health records:

  • Members of the Lab are part of the DECOVID initiative, a unique research database which will link and analyze data from large UK hospitals to inform health policy related to COVID-19.
  • We were awarded a grant from the EHDEN COVID-19 Rapid Collaboration Call to transform the UK Biobank to the OHDSI OMOP common data model to facilitate COVID-19 research.
  • We are part of the COVID-RED project, funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative to evaluate wearables for remote diagnosis and monitoring of COVID-19.
  • Relevant publications: