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Keith Marsolo, PhD

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-0333


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Dr. Keith Marsolo is an associate professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics. He led the implementation of Cincinnati Children's research data warehouse, which utilizes a custom version of the open-source i2b2 framework. The software allows users to perform de-identified cohort queries, request datasets or biosamples for research purposes, and in select cases, perform de-identified chart review. Dr. Marsolo and his team have developed several other stand-alone applications that interface with the EHR, including a tool that supports Cincinnati Children's research biobank. At the time of registration, patients are asked whether they would allow their residual clinical samples to be kept for research purposes. The tool allows biobank personnel to query a sample and then determine, based on the patient’s consent decision and several other factors, whether it can be kept for research.

Dr. Marsolo is also heavily involved in the creation of data collection and reporting systems to support multi-center quality improvement and research networks, as well as query tools for a number of other federated data sharing networks. Most recently, led the design and development of an EHR-linked "enhanced" registry for ImproveCareNow, a multi-center collaborative focused on improving care and outcomes for children with inflammatory bowel disease. The registry allows users to collect data directly in the EHR, where it can then be uploaded to the registry and used in a number of different automated reports. Much of his most recent work involves projects to support the development and implementation of the PCORI National Patient-Center Clinical Research Network. Dr. Marsolo earned a bachelor’s in computer science and engineering, a master’s in biomedical engineering and in computer and information science, and a PhD in computer and information science from The Ohio State University.

Education and Training

BS: Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2002.

MS: Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2005; Computer and Information Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2006.

PhD: Computer and Information Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2007.


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