Seminars & Workshops
“HIPAA Compliance and Privacy for Research”

Tufts Medicine clinical research staff and investigators are invited to join Tufts CTSI in person on Thursday, February 15 at 1:00PM as we demonstrate the importance of clinical research’s adherence to HIPAA’s Research Privacy rule and the related IRB requirements. Bring your department/research team and test your HIPAA compliance and privacy knowledge against your peers in a mini-jeopardy game!

Who Should Attend?

All investigators and clinical research staff from Tufts Medicine and Tufts University are invited to attend!

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify HIPAA regulations that apply specifically to research.
  • Describe the impact of HIPAA and privacy regulations on research.
  • Describe at least 3 strategies to operationalize compliance and privacy policies into your day-to-day operations.


Thursday, February 15, 2024

via Zoom


To attend, please enroll here via Tufts CTSI I LEARN.

For questions and further information, please email

Seminars & Workshops
BHDSC Seminar: “Toward a Generalized Model of Biomedical Query Mediation to Improve Electronic Health Record Data Retrieval”

The Biomedical and Health Data Sciences Collaborative (BHDSC), a cross-disciplinary group formed by Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS) at Tufts Medical Center, invites you to attend a virtual seminar on Wednesday, February 28 from 2:00PM-3:00PM.

Dr. Gregory W. Hruby will give a talk titled ” Toward a Generalized Model of Biomedical Query Mediation to Improve Electronic Health Record Data Retrieval.”


The EHR serves as a vital resource for medical knowledge discovery, demanding both medical and technical expertise for data interrogation. Biomedical query mediation (BQM) is the process where medical researchers collaborate with query analysts to translate information needs into EHR queries. The absence of a BQM standard leads to varied practices, potentially affecting dataset accuracy. This work enhances understanding of BQM through three studies: 1) content analysis of the BQM process, 2) cognitive task analysis for workflow, and 3) development of a concept schema for comprehensive EHR data needs.

Speaker Bio

Gregory W. Hruby, a Clinical Research Scientist with a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University, is dedicated to advancing clinical care value initiatives. With a solid foundation in qualitative and quantitative methods, he specializes in extracting insights from complex communication processes between medical data seekers and electronic health record data analysts. His expertise includes extensive knowledge of electronic healthcare data, spanning EHR/ERP systems and various data terminologies.


Wednesday, February 28, 2024
2:00PM-3:00PM EST

To attend virtually, click here.


Please contact Anastasia Gurinovich and Ellaina Reed if you have any questions. Feel free to pass on to others who may be interested.