Featured Member

What drew you to MiCHAMP?

I was drawn by MiCHAMP’s multidisciplinary and collaborative environment. It provides an ideal forum for people from diverse backgrounds to discuss important questions in healthcare.

What specific expertise do you bring to MiCHAMP?

I am a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist with an expertise in the management of patients with complex arrhythmias. I have an interest in developing and implementing clinical prediction algorithms. I spend a lot of time thinking about how machine learning, signal processing and ecological momentary assessments can improve our understanding of cardiovascular diseases.

What are your research interests and how do they tie into MiCHAMP?

My research focuses on using digital health solutions, signal processing, machine learning and ecological momentary assessment to understand the physiological and psychological determinants of symptoms in patients with atrial fibrillation. I am building a research framework for rich data collection using smartphone apps, medical records and wearable sensors. I believe that creating a multidimensional dataset to study atrial fibrillation will yield important insights and serve as model for studying all chronic medical conditions.

Recent publications

Li, Z., Derksen, H., Gryak, J., Ghanbari, H., Gunaratne, P., & Najarian, K. (2018). A Novel Atrial Fibrillation Prediction Algorithm Applicable to Recordings from Portable Devices. 2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). doi:10.1109/embc.2018.8513006 (PubMed)

Ghanbari, H., Ansari, S., Ghannam, M., Lathkar-Pradhan, S., Kratz, A., Oral, H., . . . Nallamothu, B. (2017). Feasibility and Usability of a Mobile Application to Assess Symptoms and Affect in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A Pilot Study. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation, 10(2). doi:10.4022/jafib.1672 (PubMed)

Ghanbari, H., Başer, K., Jongnarangsin, K., Chugh, A., Nallamothu, B. K., Gillespie, B. W., . . . Oral, H. (2014). Mortality and cerebrovascular events after radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm, 11(9), 1503-1511. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.05.003 (PubMed)