Ph.D. Student Profile

Dima  Chaar, MHI, BA

Dima Chaar, MHI, BA

  • Doctoral Student


Masters of Health Informatics (M.H.I.), Data Science certificate, The University of Michigan, 2019
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Neuroscience & Behavior, Barnard College of Columbia University, 2016

Research Interests & Projects

I am interested in addressing questions of human health and disease through rigorous statistical analysis at the interface between genomics, statistics, and computer science. Additionally, I investigate genetic factors that are associated with cognitive function, cognitive decline, and clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease in populations of European, African, and Indian/South Asian ancestry.

Selected Publications

  • Chaar, D., Shin, J. Y., Vue, R., Kedroske, J., Mazzoli, A., Chappell, G., … Choi, S. W. (2019). Family Caregivers’ Perspectives on Care for Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: Qualitative Study of Design Considerations for Roadmap 2.0. JMIR MHealth and UHealth. (accepted)
  • Fauer, A., Hoodin, F., Byrd, M., McDiarmid, L., Seyedsalehi, S., Churay, T. L., Sankaran, R., Munaco, A., Chaar, D., Chappell, G., Mohammed, S., Cohn, A., & Choi, S. W. (2018). The Role of Family Caregiving in Adult and Pediatric Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Using Health Information Technology to Advance Patient-Centered Care. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 24(3), S484–S485.
  • Fauer, A., Hoodin, F., Lalonde, L., Errickson, J., Runaas, L., Churay, T., Seyedsalehi, S., Warfield, C., Chappell, G., Brookshire, K., Chaar, D., Shin, J., Byrd, M., Magenau, M., Hanauer, D., & Choi, S. W. (2018). Impact of a health information technology tool addressing information needs of caregivers of adult and pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients. Supportive Care in Cancer.
  • Shin, J. Y., Kedroske, J., Vue, R., Sankaran, R., Chaar, D., Churay, T., & Choi, S. W. (2018). Design Considerations for Family-centered Health Management: Preliminary Findings with Pediatric BMT Patients. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (pp. 593–598). New York, NY, USA: ACM.