Incorporation of Multilevel Ontologies of Adverse Events and Vaccines for Vaccine Safety Surveillance

Research Overview

Drs. Lili Zhao (Biostatistics) and Gary Freed (Pediatrics) develop reliable, principled methods to detect true adverse events that arise due to vaccinations for children, so as to reduce the chance of sensational, headline-grabbing false positives. They use well-established consensus knowledge of adverse events and vaccine ontologies to uncover vaccine safety issues and identify the root cause of different types of adverse events.

Research Impact

Research Team

Lili Zhao, Principal Investigator, Research Associate Professor at Biostatistics Department

Gary Freed, Co-Principal Investigator, Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine