Mary Regina Boland, MA, MPhil, PhD, FAMIA
Welcome to my homepage. I am currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania. I am the Secretary (elected) for the Medical Faculty Senate at the University of Pennsylvania, my term is from 2022-2023. I am also an elected representative for the Faculty Senate Executive Committee to the University Senate, my term is from 2020-2023. I am an elected Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA). I am on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association for a term of 2-years (2020-2022). I am an Associate Editor for JAMIA's special issue titled: Informatics for Sex- and Gender-Related Health: Understanding the problems, developing new methods, and designing new solutions. Thanks for all of the submissions - the online issue was released in January 2022!!!
I am also a member of the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (DBHi) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) at the University of Pennsylvania and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. I have written over 70 peer-reviewed articles (for full list see here).
I develop novel informatics methods to study the effects of environmental pollutants, genetics and social determinants of health on clinical outcomes. I focus on prenatal and perinatal exposures and disease outcomes, including maternal health and fertility-related outcomes and I run the Fertility and Health Informatics Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. My UPenn lab website is located here
We recently received a 16k pilot grant from the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC)!