Joseph Finkelstein, MD, PhD

Overview

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Dental Bioinformatics (in Dental Medicine)

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Data Analytics

After obtaining his medical degree Dr. Finkelstein completed PhD Program in Biomedical Cybernetics followed by post-doctoral fellowship in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. Dr. Finkelstein is an expert in development, evaluation and implementation of innovative patient-centered information technologies supporting personalized care. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and several patents. Dr. Finkelstein has been a recipient of multiple grants from NIH, AHRQ and DOD. He served as a director of biomedical informatics program at Johns Hopkins University for 8 years. Dr. Finkelstein's research is focused on predictive analytics for precision medicine. He develops clinical decision support tools supporting tailored patient engagement and empowerment, personalized care coordination, and individualized medication management based on pharmacogenetics testing. The Center for Bioinformatics and Data Analytics, led by Joseph Finkelstein, MD, PhD, develops, evaluates and implements innovative technologies supporting delivery of personalized dental care in the context of learning healthcare system.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University
  • PhD, Biomedical Cybernetics, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University
  • MA, Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University
  • Fellowship: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Honors & Awards

Best paper nomination. MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-Enabled Health. The 15th World Congress on

Health and Biomedical Informatics, August 19-23, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2015.

Best paper award. International Conference on Informatics, Management and Technology in

Healthcare (ICIMTH 2013), July 5-7, 2013, Athens, Greece, 2013

Best paper award. International Conference on Education, Informatics, and Cybernetics (icEIC

2011), November 29 – December 2, 2011, Orlando, FL, 2011

Certificate of Recognition for participating in the diabetes self-management education program

“Every Diabetic Counts” for area seniors, Delmarva Foundation, 2005

Certificate of Recognition for presentation at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Care

Coordination and Telehealth Leadership Forum, 2005

AMIA Medinfo’98 Travel Award ($1500), 1998

Research

Grants

Principal Investigator. MS150167 Physical Telerehabilitation in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis with Significant Mobility Impairment. Funded by U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (Total costs $953,973), 2016-2019.

Principal Investigator. Delivering Personalized Medicine in a Personalized Way: Perspectives of Older Adults and their Caregivers and Physicians. Funded by the Center for Research on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, (Total costs $18,000), 2015-2016.

Principal Investigator. Health Information Technology to Facilitate Healthy Aging. Funded by Secunda Family Foundation (Total costs $750,000), 2012-2015.

Principal Investigator. Health IT to facilitate care transitions in older adults. Funded by ACO Anne Arundel Medical Center Collaborative Care Network (Total costs $25,000), 2013-2015.  

Principal Investigator of subcontract, US-AVX-10-1006 Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Adherence Trial Utilizing a Home Automated Telemanagement System. Funded by VHA/Biogen ($175,000), 2012-2014

Principal Investigator. VA118-10-P-0018M. Home Automated Telemanagement Demonstration Project. Funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Specialty Care Transformation Program (Total costs $258,000), 2011-2014

Principal Investigator. R18 HS19313-01. Comprehensive Informatics Framework for Comparative Effectiveness Research Dissemination. Funded by AHRQ (Total costs $1,507,193), 2010-2013

Principal Investigator. VA245-P-0146-512. Informatics research in Multiple Sclerosis Center for Excellence. Funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs (Total costs $252,635), 2008-2013

Principal Investigator. HHSM-500-2008-MD9THC, Computer-assisted diabetes education in patients on dialysis. Subcontract with Delmarva foundation. Funded by CMS ($32,000), 2009-2012

Director of Informatics Core. P50 HL105187-05 Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities. Funded by NHLBI (Total costs $6,407,792), 2010-2012

Director of Informatics Core. P60 DK079637-01 Diabetes Research and Training Center. Funded by NIDDK, 2008-2012

Principal Investigator. HHSA-290-2007-10061, Enabling Patient-Centered Care through Health IT. Funded by AHRQ (Total costs $330,000), 2008-2010

Principal Investigator. R01 HL078579, Hypertension Telemanagement in African Americans. Funded by NHLBI (Total costs $3,622,944), 2004-2010

Principal Investigator. R01 HL071690, Evaluation of Home Automated Telemanagement in COPD. Funded by NHLBI (Total costs $3,470,039), 2003-2010

Co-Principal Investigator. VA118-10-P-0018, Evidence Based Informatics Framework for Complex Chronic Care. Funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs Greenfield Innovation Program (Total costs $246,439), 2009-2011

Co-Principal Investigator. IBD-0190 Home Telemanagement Trial in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis (HAT-UC). Funded by Broad Medical Research Program. (Total costs $200,000), 2007-2009

Principal Investigator. Reducing the Burden of Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Conditions. Funded by Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Total costs $60,000), 2005-2006

Principal Investigator of a subcontract with Boston University. Telecom Technology to improve adherence to medication regimens. Funded by NIA (Total costs $100,000), 2004-2007

Co-Principal Investigator. Computer-Assisted Education in African-American Breast Cancer Survivors. Funded by Lance Armstrong Foundation (Total costs $100,000), 2004-2006

Principal Investigator. Home Automated Telemanagement (HAT) in Patients with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Funded by Alpha-1 Foundation (Total costs $25,000), 2002-2003

Principal Investigator. Home Automated Telemanagement of Oral Anticoagulation    Therapy. Equipment grant from International Technidyne Corporation, 2002-2003

Principal Investigator. R01 HL065355-05 Evaluation of Home Asthma Telemonitoring (HAT) in Adults. Funded by NHLBI (Total costs $1,547,982), 2002-2005

Principal Investigator. Predictive Value of Spirometry to Forecast Asthma Attacks. Funded by American Lung Association (Total costs $50,000), 2000-2002

Principal Investigator. Impact of Home Asthma Telemonitoring (HAT) Service on Patient Compliance with Asthma Self-Care Plans. Boston University Sschool of Medicine, Department of Medicine Pilot Project Grant Program (Total costs $25,000), 1999-2000

Principal Investigator. Computerized Pulmonary Monitoring Center (CPMC). Funded by New York State Center for Advanced Technology (Total costs $100,000), 1997-1998

PHYSICAL TELEREHABILITATION IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WITH SIGNIFICANT MOBILITY IMPAIRMENT (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2016 - Sep 29 2019

PHYSICAL TELEREHABILITATION IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WITH SIGNIFICANT MOBILITY IMPAIRMENT (Federal Gov)

Sep 29 2016 - Sep 29 2019

PHYSICAL TELEREHABILITATION IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WITH SIGNIFICANT MOBILITY IMPAIRMENT (Federal Gov)

Sep 29 2016 - Sep 29 2019

INCREASING BREAST CANCER CHEMOPREVENTION IN THE PRIMARY CARE SETTING (Federal Gov)

May 1 2014 - Apr 30 2019

PHARMACOVIGILANCE METHODS: LEVERAGING HETEROGENEOUS ADVERSE DRUG REACTION DATA (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2009 - Jun 30 2017

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY WORKFORCE TRAINING TO EDUCATE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS (Federal Gov)

Jun 29 2015 - Jun 28 2017

OBSERVATIONAL HEALTHCARE DATA SCIENCES AND INFORMATICS (OHDSI) (Private)

Dec 12 2014 - Dec 11 2016

NEW P-VALUE CALIBRATION BASED ON THE FINDINGS FROM THE DISTRIBUTIONS (Private)

Apr 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015

SEMANTIC BROWSER (Private)

Apr 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015

SCALABLE COLLABORATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A LEARNING HEALTH CARE SYSTEM (Private)

Apr 14 2014 - Sep 30 2015

NEW YORK CITY CLINICAL DATA RESEARCH NETWORK (Private)

May 16 2014 - Sep 16 2015