The Clinical Data Animation Center (CDAC) brings medical data to life. Our research aims to help people preserve and enhance brain health. We are affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the McCance Center for Brain Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and the Broad Institute. Our research areas include sleep, dementia, epilepsy, delirium/encephalopathy, anoxic brain injury, status epilepticus, the ictal-interictal-injury continuum, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and the neurophysiology of critical illness.
We develop mathematical models to clarify risk-benefit tradeoffs in medical decision-making, predict neurologic outcomes in critical care settings; and automate tasks in medicine previously performed only by clinical experts.
Our research emphasizes working with real clinical data from large and heterogenous patient cohorts to ensure that our models perform well in the real world. We and our collaborators are creating a Brain Data Science Platform (BDSP), a massive cloud-based repository of clinical neurology data and code for conducting research. We welcome new collaborators who wish to use our data and tools, and who wish to contribute data and tools to grow the BDSP.
Funding for the lab has been provided by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, and the McCance Center for Brain Health.
21 July 2023
15 June 2023
6 June 2023
Harsh’s and Haoqi’s paper with Cynthia Rundin and Alex Volfovsky is published in Lancet Digital Health
23 May 2023
5 May 2023
1 May 2023
ML contest launched!. Compete with other teams to develop neural networks that classify patterns of harmful brain activity. Top prize $10K!
11 March 2023
01 March 2023
Brandon gave the Harvard Longwood Neurology Grand Rounds - Geschwind Lecture. The talk starts at 00:16:15.
27 February 2023
Wolfgang’s paper on sleep staging in the ICU using heart rate and breathing signals is out!