Eileen Koski  Eileen Koski photo         

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Program Director, Health Data and Insights, Center for Computational Health
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA



Research Interests

Main research interests involve healthcare analytics; population health; data mining; data visualization and graphical representation of healthcare data; public health, particularly biosurveillance; and HIT standards.


Short Bio

Eileen Koski is a Program Director for Health Data & Insights at IBM Thomas. J. Watson Research Center. She studied Biology and Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University, receiving her M.Phil. degree in 1993. Prior to joining IBM she was with Columbia University (1978-1995), Quest Diagnostics (1995-2009), Medco/Express Scripts (2009-2013) and Northwell Health (2013-2015).  Ms. Koski has worked in medical informatics throughout her career and has been responsible for a broad array of data-related initiatives spanning academic and commercial settings, including population health analytics; data mining; health data visualization and graphical laboratory report design; biosurveillance and pandemic preparedness; clinical trials; enterprise data governance programs; and representing the interests of both the laboratory industry and academic medical centers in numerous government initiatives, task forces, committees and panels as a recognized subject matter expert. Ms. Koski is currently Past Chair of the AMIA Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Working Group and was recently named a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA).


Professional Activities

Professional Associations

Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA)

Working Group Chair

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Working Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (2017 -- )

Technical Committee Chair

DHS Sector Coordinating Council Biosurveillance Capabilities: Public Health Surveillance Tools sub-group and Analytic Training and Workforce Development sub-group; Health R&D Joint Advisory Working Group (2009-2010)

Technical Committee Co-Chair

ANSI Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) Population Health Technical Committee (2008-2010)

American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) Health Information Technology (HIT) Data Standards Committee (2007-2009)

Task Force/Committee Member

HealthIX Privacy Committee (2013-2015)

Health Record Banking Alliance - Executive Committee (2007-2013)

DHS Sector Coordinating Council - Healthcare & Public Health (2010-Present)

ANSI HITSP Biosurveillance Technical Committee and Panel (2006-2009)

National Governors Association (NGA) State Alliance for e-Health Clinical Practice Task Force (2007-2008)

National Alliance for Health Information Technology (NAHIT) Technology Leadership Committee (2006-2007)

AHIC (American Health Information Community) Biosurveillance Workgroup Data Steering Group (2006)

Journal/Abstract Reviewer

AMIA (2005-2008), ISDS (2005-2007), JBMI (2017-Present)

Program Committee

ISDS (2005)