Danne C Elbers, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

PhD, University of Vermont
MS, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
BS, University of Amsterdam

Danne C. Elbers, PhD serves as the Associate Director for Data Engineering and Bioinformatics in the Cooperative Studies Program Informatics Center at the VA Boston Healthcare System. In this capacity, she has focused on building a learning healthcare system through translating research workflows, algorithms and outcomes into clinical care utilizing the VA’s large clinical, genomic, and imaging databases.
Her research portfolio includes sharing clinical, genomic, and imaging data through the Precision Oncology Data Repository and Cancer Moonshot efforts; establishing robust internal application infrastructure that enables clinician-facing applications and, translating research outcomes back into the clinic in accordance with learning healthcare system principles.
Recently, she received the Federal Women’s Empowerment award, underscoring her efforts in creating a strong engineering in research environment.

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  1. Bihn JR, Cioffi G, Waite KA, Kruchko C, Neff C, Price M, Ostrom QT, Swinnerton KN, Elbers DC, Mooney MA, Rachlin J, Stein TD, Brophy MT, Do NV, Ferguson RE, Priemer DS, Perl DP, Hickman RA, Nabors B, Rusiecki J, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Fillmore NR. Brain tumors in United States military veterans. Neuro Oncol. 2024 Feb 02; 26(2):387-396.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37738677; PMCID: PMC10836768; DOI: 10.1093/neuonc/noad182;
  2. Elbers DC, Fillmore NR, La J, Tosi HM, Ajjarapu S, Dhond R, Murray K, Valley D, Shannon C, Brophy MT, Do NV. Building Research Infrastructure to Develop Greater Learning Efficiencies (BRIDGE). Stud Health Technol Inform. 2024 Jan 25; 310:1131-1135.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38269991
  3. Clark M, Meyer C, Ramos-Cejudo J, Elbers DC, Pierce-Murray K, Fricks R, Alterovitz G, Rao L, Brophy MT, Do NV, Grossman RL, Fillmore NR. Transfer Learning for Mortality Prediction in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Low-Resolution Histopathology Slide Snapshots. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2024 Jan 25; 310:735-739.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38269906; PMCID: PMC11128309; DOI: 10.3233/SHTI231062;
  4. Do NV, Elbers DC, Fillmore NR, Ajjarapu S, Bergstrom SJ, Bihn J, Corrigan JK, Dhond R, Dipietro S, Dolgin A, Feldman TC, Goryachev SD, Huhmann LB, La J, Marcantonio PA, McGrath KM, Miller SJ, Nguyen VQ, Schneeloch GR, Sung FC, Swinnerton KN, Tarren AH, Tosi HM, Valley D, Vo AD, Yildirim C, Zheng C, Zwolinski R, Sarosy GA, Loose D, Shannon C, Brophy MT. Matching Patients to Accelerate Clinical Trials (MPACT): Enabling Technology for Oncology Clinical Trial Workflow. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2024 Jan 25; 310:1086-1090.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38269982; PMCID: PMC11128308; DOI: 10.3233/SHTI231132;
  5. Hernandez KM, Venkat A, Elbers DC, Bihn JR, Brophy MT, Do NV, La J, Liu Q, Prokhorenkov A, Metoki-Shlubsky N, Sung FC, Paller CJ, Fillmore NR, Grossman RL. Prostate cancer patient stratification by molecular signatures in the Veterans Precision Oncology Data Commons. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2023 Dec; 9(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 38050021; PMCID: PMC10815278; DOI: 10.1101/mcs.a006298;
  6. Martens KL, Li A, La J, May SB, Swinnerton KN, Tosi H, Elbers DC, Do NV, Brophy MT, Gaziano JM, Lotfollahzadeh S, Chitalia V, Ravid K, Fillmore NR. Epidemiology of Cancer-Associated Venous Thromboembolism in Patients With Solid and Hematologic Neoplasms in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jun 01; 6(6):e2317945.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37306999; PMCID: PMC10261992; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.17945;
  7. Elbers DC, La J, Minot JR, Gramling R, Brophy MT, Do NV, Fillmore NR, Dodds PS, Danforth CM. Sentiment analysis of medical record notes for lung cancer patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs. PLoS One. 2023; 18(1):e0280931.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36696437; PMCID: PMC9876289; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0280931;
  8. Lin E, Zwolinski R, Wu JT, La J, Goryachev S, Huhmann L, Yildrim C, Tuck DP, Elbers DC, Brophy MT, Do NV, Fillmore NR. Machine learning-based natural language processing to extract PD-L1 expression levels from clinical notes. Health Informatics J. 2023; 29(3):14604582231198021.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37635280
  9. Dhond R, Acher R, Leatherman S, Page S, Sanford R, Elbers D, Meng F, Ferguson R, Brophy MT, Do NV. Rapid implementation of a modular clinical trial informatics solution for COVID-19 research. Inform Med Unlocked. 2021; 27:100788.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34786452; PMCID: PMC8588694; DOI: 10.1016/j.imu.2021.100788;
  10. Dhond R, Elbers D, Majahalme N, Dipietro S, Goryachev S, Acher R, Leatherman S, Anglin-Foote T, Liu Q, Su S, Seerapu R, Hall R, Ferguson R, Brophy MT, Ferraro J, DuVall SL, Do NV. ProjectFlow: a configurable workflow management application for point of care research. JAMIA Open. 2021 Jul; 4(3):ooab074.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34485848; PMCID: PMC8411372; DOI: 10.1093/jamiaopen/ooab074;
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2023 VA Boston Healthcare System: Federal Women’s Empowerment Award
2019 Invited White House visit: discuss VA data sharing accomplishments with Presidential Innovation Fellows
2018-2022 University of Vermont: Complex Systems & Data Science, MassMutual Fellowship (full support)

I am committed to mentoring aspiring scientists with a focus on implementing research back into the clinic. In April 2023, I was presented with the Federal Women’s Empowerment award, underscoring my efforts in creating a strong engineering in research team.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Project Mentor
  • Work / Life Integration Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
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