Melissa Haendel, PhD
Visiting Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison (1999)
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

Professional Titles

  • Chief Research Informatics Officer
  • Professor

Publications

  • Haendel MA, Chute CG, Bennett TD, Eichmann DA, Guinney J, Kibbe WA, Payne PRO, Pfaff ER, Robinson PN, Saltz JH, Spratt H, Suver C, Wilbanks J, Wilcox AB, Williams AE, Wu C, Blacketer C, Bradford RL, Cimino JJ, Clark M, Colmenares EW, Francis PA, Gabriel D, Graves A, Hemadri R, Hong SS, Hripscak G, Jiao D, Klann JG, Kostka K, Lee AM, Lehmann HP, Lingrey L, Miller RT, Morris M, Murphy SN, Natarajan K, Palchuk MB, Sheikh U, Solbrig H, Visweswaran S, Walden A, Walters KM, Weber GM, Zhang XT, Zhu RL, Amor B, Girvin AT, Manna A, Qureshi N, Kurilla MG, Michael SG, Portilla LM, Rutter JL, Austin CP, Gersing KR. The National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C): Rationale, design, infrastructure, and deployment. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021 Mar 1;28(3):427-443. PubMed PMID: 32805036
  • Thessen AE, Bogdan P, Patterson DJ, Casey TM, Hinojo-Hinojo C, de Lange O, Haendel MA. From Reductionism to Reintegration: Solving society's most pressing problems requires building bridges between data types across the life sciences. PLoS Biol. 2021 Mar;19(3):e3001129. PubMed PMID: 33770077
  • Köhler S, Gargano M, Matentzoglu N, Carmody LC, Lewis-Smith D, Vasilevsky NA, Danis D, Balagura G, Baynam G, Brower AM, Callahan TJ, Chute CG, Est JL, Galer PD, Ganesan S, Griese M, Haimel M, Pazmandi J, Hanauer M, Harris NL, Hartnett MJ, Hastreiter M, Hauck F, He Y, Jeske T, Kearney H, Kindle G, Klein C, Knoflach K, Krause R, Lagorce D, McMurry JA, Miller JA, Munoz-Torres MC, Peters RL, Rapp CK, Rath AM, Rind SA, Rosenberg AZ, Segal MM, Seidel MG, Smedley D, Talmy T, Thomas Y, Wiafe SA, Xian J, Yüksel Z, Helbig I, Mungall CJ, Haendel MA, Robinson PN. The Human Phenotype Ontology in 2021. Nucleic Acids Res. 2021 Jan 8;49(D1):D1207-D1217. PubMed PMID: 33264411
  • Reese JT, Unni D, Callahan TJ, Cappelletti L, Ravanmehr V, Carbon S, Shefchek KA, Good BM, Balhoff JP, Fontana T, Blau H, Matentzoglu N, Harris NL, Munoz-Torres MC, Haendel MA, Robinson PN, Joachimiak MP, Mungall CJ. KG-COVID-19: A Framework to Produce Customized Knowledge Graphs for COVID-19 Response. Patterns (N Y). 2021 Jan 8;2(1):100155. PubMed PMID: 33196056
  • Chan L, Vasilevsky N, Thessen A, McMurry J, Haendel M. The landscape of nutri-informatics: a review of current resources and challenges for integrative nutrition research. Database (Oxford). 2021 Jan 25;2021. PubMed PMID: 33507269
  • Chan L, Vasilevsky N, Thessen A, McMurry J, Haendel M. The landscape of nutri-informatics: a review of current resources and challenges for integrative nutrition research. Database (Oxford). 2021 Jan 25;2021. PubMed PMID: 33494105
  • Vasilevsky NA, Hosseini M, Teplitzky S, Ilik V, Mohammadi E, Schneider J, Kern B, Colomb J, Edmunds SC, Gutzman K, Himmelstein DS, White M, Smith B, O'Keefe L, Haendel M, Holmes KL. Is authorship sufficient for today's collaborative research? A call for contributor roles. Account Res. 2021 Jan;28(1):23-43. PubMed PMID: 32602379
  • Robinson PN, Ravanmehr V, Jacobsen JOB, Danis D, Zhang XA, Carmody LC, Gargano MA, Thaxton CL, Karlebach G, Reese J, Holtgrewe M, Köhler S, McMurry JA, Haendel MA, Smedley D. Interpretable Clinical Genomics with a Likelihood Ratio Paradigm. Am J Hum Genet. 2020 Sep 3;107(3):403-417. PubMed PMID: 32755546
  • Rubinstein YR, Robinson PN, Gahl WA, Avillach P, Baynam G, Cederroth H, Goodwin RM, Groft SC, Hansson MG, Harris NL, Huser V, Mascalzoni D, McMurry JA, Might M, Nellaker C, Mons B, Paltoo DN, Pevsner J, Posada M, Rockett-Frase AP, Roos M, Rubinstein TB, Taruscio D, van Enckevort E, Haendel MA. The case for open science: rare diseases. JAMIA Open. 2020 Oct;3(3):472-486. PubMed PMID: 33426479
  • Thessen AE, Walls RL, Vogt L, Singer J, Warren R, Buttigieg PL, Balhoff JP, Mungall CJ, McGuinness DL, Stucky BJ, Yoder MJ, Haendel MA. Transforming the study of organisms: Phenomic data models and knowledge bases. PLoS Comput Biol. 2020 Nov;16(11):e1008376. PubMed PMID: 33232313
  • Tcheandjieu C, Aguirre M, Gustafsson S, Saha P, Potiny P, Haendel M, Ingelsson E, Rivas MA, Priest JR. A phenome-wide association study of 26 mendelian genes reveals phenotypic expressivity of common and rare variants within the general population. PLoS Genet. 2020 Nov;16(11):e1008802. PubMed PMID: 33226994
  • Ong E, Wang LL, Schaub J, O'Toole JF, Steck B, Rosenberg AZ, Dowd F, Hansen J, Barisoni L, Jain S, de Boer IH, Valerius MT, Waikar SS, Park C, Crawford DC, Alexandrov T, Anderton CR, Stoeckert C, Weng C, Diehl AD, Mungall CJ, Haendel M, Robinson PN, Himmelfarb J, Iyengar R, Kretzler M, Mooney S, He Y. Modelling kidney disease using ontology: insights from the Kidney Precision Medicine Project. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2020 Nov;16(11):686-696. PubMed PMID: 32939051
  • Shefchek KA, Harris NL, Gargano M, Matentzoglu N, Unni D, Brush M, Keith D, Conlin T, Vasilevsky N, Zhang XA, Balhoff JP, Babb L, Bello SM, Blau H, Bradford Y, Carbon S, Carmody L, Chan LE, Cipriani V, Cuzick A, Della Rocca M, Dunn N, Essaid S, Fey P, Grove C, Gourdine JP, Hamosh A, Harris M, Helbig I, Hoatlin M, Joachimiak M, Jupp S, Lett KB, Lewis SE, McNamara C, Pendlington ZM, Pilgrim C, Putman T, Ravanmehr V, Reese J, Riggs E, Robb S, Roncaglia P, Seager J, Segerdell E, Similuk M, Storm AL, Thaxon C, Thessen A, Jacobsen JOB, McMurry JA, Groza T, Köhler S, Smedley D, Robinson PN, Mungall CJ, Haendel MA, Munoz-Torres MC, Osumi-Sutherland D. The Monarch Initiative in 2019: an integrative data and analytic platform connecting phenotypes to genotypes across species. Nucleic Acids Res. 2020 Jan 8;48(D1):D704-D715. PubMed PMID: 31701156
  • Haendel M, Vasilevsky N, Unni D, Bologa C, Harris N, Rehm H, Hamosh A, Baynam G, Groza T, McMurry J, Dawkins H, Rath A, Thaxon C, Bocci G, Joachimiak MP, Köhler S, Robinson PN, Mungall C, Oprea TI. How many rare diseases are there?. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2020 Feb;19(2):77-78. PubMed PMID: 32020066
  • Thessen AE, Grondin CJ, Kulkarni RD, Brander S, Truong L, Vasilevsky NA, Callahan TJ, Chan LE, Westra B, Willis M, Rothenberg SE, Jarabek AM, Burgoon L, Korrick SA, Haendel MA. Community Approaches for Integrating Environmental Exposures into Human Models of Disease. Environ Health Perspect. 2020 Dec;128(12):125002. PubMed PMID: 33369481
  • Robinson PN, Haendel MA. Ontologies, Knowledge Representation, and Machine Learning for Translational Research: Recent Contributions. Yearb Med Inform. 2020 Aug;29(1):159-162. PubMed PMID: 32823310
  • Wagner AH, Walsh B, Mayfield G, Tamborero D, Sonkin D, Krysiak K, Deu-Pons J, Duren RP, Gao J, McMurry J, Patterson S, Del Vecchio Fitz C, Pitel BA, Sezerman OU, Ellrott K, Warner JL, Rieke DT, Aittokallio T, Cerami E, Ritter DI, Schriml LM, Freimuth RR, Haendel M, Raca G, Madhavan S, Baudis M, Beckmann JS, Dienstmann R, Chakravarty D, Li XS, Mockus S, Elemento O, Schultz N, Lopez-Bigas N, Lawler M, Goecks J, Griffith M, Griffith OL, Margolin AA. A harmonized meta-knowledgebase of clinical interpretations of somatic genomic variants in cancer. Nat Genet. 2020 Apr;52(4):448-457. PubMed PMID: 32246132
  • D'Angelo CS, Hermes A, McMaster CR, Prichep E, Richer É, van der Westhuizen FH, Repetto GM, Mengchun G, Malherbe H, Reichardt JKV, Arbour L, Hudson M, du Plessis K, Haendel M, Wilcox P, Lynch SA, Rind S, Easteal S, Estivill X, Thomas Y, Baynam G. Barriers and Considerations for Diagnosing Rare Diseases in Indigenous Populations. Front Pediatr. 2020;8:579924. PubMed PMID: 33381478
  • Köhler S, Øien NC, Buske OJ, Groza T, Jacobsen JOB, McNamara C, Vasilevsky N, Carmody LC, Gourdine JP, Gargano M, McMurry JA, Danis D, Mungall CJ, Smedley D, Haendel M, Robinson PN. Encoding Clinical Data with the Human Phenotype Ontology for Computational Differential Diagnostics. Curr Protoc Hum Genet. 2019 Sep;103(1):e92. PubMed PMID: 31479590
  • Mishra R, Burke A, Gitman B, Verma P, Engelstad M, Haendel MA, Alevizos I, Gahl WA, Collins MT, Lee JS, Sincan M. Data-driven method to enhance craniofacial and oral phenotype vocabularies. J Am Dent Assoc. 2019 Nov;150(11):933-939.e2. PubMed PMID: 31668172
  • Tang YA, Pichler K, Füllgrabe A, Lomax J, Malone J, Munoz-Torres MC, Vasant DV, Williams E, Haendel M. Ten quick tips for biocuration. PLoS Comput Biol. 2019 May;15(5):e1006906. PubMed PMID: 31048830
  • Cacheiro P, Haendel MA, Smedley D. New models for human disease from the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium. Mamm Genome. 2019 Jun;30(5-6):143-150. PubMed PMID: 31127358
  • Köhler S, Carmody L, Vasilevsky N, Jacobsen JOB, Danis D, Gourdine JP, Gargano M, Harris NL, Matentzoglu N, McMurry JA, Osumi-Sutherland D, Cipriani V, Balhoff JP, Conlin T, Blau H, Baynam G, Palmer R, Gratian D, Dawkins H, Segal M, Jansen AC, Muaz A, Chang WH, Bergerson J, Laulederkind SJF, Yüksel Z, Beltran S, Freeman AF, Sergouniotis PI, Durkin D, Storm AL, Hanauer M, Brudno M, Bello SM, Sincan M, Rageth K, Wheeler MT, Oegema R, Lourghi H, Della Rocca MG, Thompson R, Castellanos F, Priest J, Cunningham-Rundles C, Hegde A, Lovering RC, Hajek C, Olry A, Notarangelo L, Similuk M, Zhang XA, Gómez-Andrés D, Lochmüller H, Dollfus H, Rosenzweig S, Marwaha S, Rath A, Sullivan K, Smith C, Milner JD, Leroux D, Boerkoel CF, Klion A, Carter MC, Groza T, Smedley D, Haendel MA, Mungall C, Robinson PN. Expansion of the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) knowledge base and resources. Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Jan 8;47(D1):D1018-D1027. PubMed PMID: 30476213
  • Gourdine JF, Brush MH, Vasilevsky NA, Shefchek K, Köhler S, Matentzoglu N, Munoz-Torres MC, McMurry JA, Zhang XA, Robinson PN, Haendel MA. Representing glycophenotypes: semantic unification of glycobiology resources for disease discovery. Database (Oxford). 2019 Jan 1;2019. PubMed PMID: 31735951
  • Taylor DM, Aronow BJ, Tan K, Bernt K, Salomonis N, Greene CS, Frolova A, Henrickson SE, Wells A, Pei L, Jaiswal JK, Whitsett J, Hamilton KE, MacParland SA, Kelsen J, Heuckeroth RO, Potter SS, Vella LA, Terry NA, Ghanem LR, Kennedy BC, Helbig I, Sullivan KE, Castelo-Soccio L, Kreigstein A, Herse F, Nawijn MC, Koppelman GH, Haendel M, Harris NL, Rokita JL, Zhang Y, Regev A, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Rood JE, Tickle TL, Vento-Tormo R, Alimohamed S, Lek M, Mar JC, Loomes KM, Barrett DM, Uapinyoying P, Beggs AH, Agrawal PB, Chen YW, Muir AB, Garmire LX, Snapper SB, Nazarian J, Seeholzer SH, Fazelinia H, Singh LN, Faryabi RB, Raman P, Dawany N, Xie HM, Devkota B, Diskin SJ, Anderson SA, Rappaport EF, Peranteau W, Wikenheiser-Brokamp KA, Teichmann S, Wallace D, Peng T, Ding YY, Kim MS, Xing Y, Kong SW, Bönnemann CG, Mandl KD, White PS. The Pediatric Cell Atlas: Defining the Growth Phase of Human Development at Single-Cell Resolution. Dev Cell. 2019 Apr 8;49(1):10-29. PubMed PMID: 30930166
  • Nellåker C, Alkuraya FS, Baynam G, Bernier RA, Bernier FPJ, Boulanger V, Brudno M, Brunner HG, Clayton-Smith J, Cogné B, Dawkins HJS, deVries BBA, Douzgou S, Dudding-Byth T, Eichler EE, Ferlaino M, Fieggen K, Firth HV, FitzPatrick DR, Gration D, Groza T, Haendel M, Hallowell N, Hamosh A, Hehir-Kwa J, Hitz MP, Hughes M, Kini U, Kleefstra T, Kooy RF, Krawitz P, Küry S, Lees M, Lyon GJ, Lyonnet S, Marcadier JL, Meyn S, Moslerová V, Politei JM, Poulton CC, Raymond FL, Reijnders MRF, Robinson PN, Romano C, Rose CM, Sainsbury DCG, Schofield L, Sutton VR, Turnovec M, Van Dijck A, Van Esch H, Wilkie AOM. Enabling Global Clinical Collaborations on Identifiable Patient Data: The Minerva Initiative. Front Genet. 2019;10:611. PubMed PMID: 31417602
  • Zhang XA, Yates A, Vasilevsky N, Gourdine JP, Callahan TJ, Carmody LC, Danis D, Joachimiak MP, Ravanmehr V, Pfaff ER, Champion J, Robasky K, Xu H, Fecho K, Walton NA, Zhu RL, Ramsdill J, Mungall CJ, Köhler S, Haendel MA, McDonald CJ, Vreeman DJ, Peden DB, Bennett TD, Feinstein JA, Martin B, Stefanski AL, Hunter LE, Chute CG, Robinson PN. Semantic integration of clinical laboratory tests from electronic health records for deep phenotyping and biomarker discovery. NPJ Digit Med. 2019;2. PubMed PMID: 31119199
  • Carbon S, Champieux R, McMurry JA, Winfree L, Wyatt LR, Haendel MA. An analysis and metric of reusable data licensing practices for biomedical resources. PLoS One. 2019;14(3):e0213090. PubMed PMID: 30917137
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Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Informatics Association, Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison (1999)
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
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