Zhijun Yin, PhD, MS
Zhijun Yin, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. He is also an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering. He is the leader of Social Computing for Health and Well-being Research Laboratory (the #SPHERE lab), and the principal investigator of an NCI MERIT Award (R37) for predicting oral anti-cancer medication discontinuation using structured EHRs and patient portal messages.
Research mainly focuses on developing and applying data mining and machine learning techniques for modeling, analyzing, and predicting health-related behaviors and outcomes using data in online environments (e.g., in social media platforms, online health communities, or patient portals). He is also interested in intensive data processing systems and social computing.