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

At the intersection of clinical research and computer science, our lab seeks to develop data-driven computational methods and tools for exploiting electronic health records for biomedical research. The lab is based in the Institute of Health Informatics at University College London which is part of the national Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research. (more info)

Featured manuscripts:
Denaxas S., Morley K. Big biomedical data and cardiovascular disease research: opportunities and challenges.
European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, 2015, 10.1093/ehjqcco/qcv005
Daskalopoulou M., et al. Depression as a Risk Factor for the Initial Presentation of Twelve Cardiac, Cerebrovascular, and Peripheral Arterial Diseases: Data Linkage Study of 1.9 Million Women and Men. PLOS ONE, 2016, 10.1371/journal.pone.0153838