Diego Mazzotti, PhD
Diego Mazzotti, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Informatics
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Kansas Medical Center
Dr. Diego Mazzotti is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Informatics, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Mazzotti received his Ph.D. in Psychobiology at the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil and a Certificate in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Mazzotti is the Vice-Chair of the Sleep Research Network, a task force of the Sleep Research Society focused on developing strategies to enable network capacity for clinical sleep medicine research. Dr. Mazzotti co-leads the Sleep Clinical Domain Team of the National COVID Cohort Collaborative and investigates real-world sleep data ingestion approaches for large-scale observational studies in COVID-19 patients.
Real-World Evidence in Sleep Medicine: Addressing the Standards and Terminologies Gap
Healthy sleep habits are important for all facets of life and sleep disorders are a major public health burden. There is an increasing accumulation of high-resolution clinical and consumer-generated sleep data that, combined with recent advances in the development of physiological biomarkers, represent a solid use case of how clinical research informatics can improve sleep medicine research. However, methods to effectively integrate these data into clinically actionable evidence or to support population health surveillance are currently inconsistent. In this talk, Dr. Diego Mazzotti will present the current landscape of biomedical informatics standards and terminologies used in sleep medicine and describe a roadmap to their implementation, ultimately supporting the design of robust multi-center observational studies addressing the role of sleep on health in the real world.