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Division of Informatics

Email remiller@jhmi.edu
Phone (410) 955-5429

Robert E. Miller, M.D.

Director, Division of Informatics
Primary Appointment in Pathology; Secondary Appointment in Biomedical Engineering
Member, Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

The explosive growth of the World Wide Web has recently been accompanied by similar growth in the use of Web browsers and servers for internal corporate and other organizational networks. Use of Web technologies for intranets provides new communications and data retrieval tools that can change how organizations work. My interests are in the use of Web tools for client-server computer applications in health care and integration of heterogeneous clinical systems, secure communication of confidential patient data, and techniques for implementing text-only Web servers on legacy computer systems. Specific applications in pathology include laboratory test ordering and reporting, image management for teaching, clinical consultation and teleconferencing, and search strategies for large databases.

Miller RE. Computer-based indexing. In: Hutchins GM (ed.), Autopsy Performance and Reporting. CAP Autopsy Committee. College of American Pathologists, Northfield, Illinois, pp 174-180, 1990.

Stoffel K, Saltz J, Miller R, Dick J, Merz W, Hendler N. Semantic Indexing for Complex Patient Grouping. 1997 AMIA poster presentation, abstract in Symposium Proceedings, publication in Extended ProceedingsCD-ROM.

Ferreira R, Moon B, Humphries J, Sussman A, Saltz J, Miller R, DeMarzo A. The Virtual Microscope. Proceedings of the AMIA Annual Fall Symposium, Nashville, TN, 1997, pp. 449-453.

Email nbarkerj@jhmi.edu
Phone (410) 955-3843

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Norman J. Barker, M.S., M.A., R.B.P.

Director, Pathology Photography Laboratory;
Primary Appointment in Pathology;
Secondary Appointment in Art as Applied to Medicine;
Member, Graduate Program in Medical and Biological Illustration

My area of research includes ways to improve the quality of microscopic and macro images that are used for publication, as well as web based and iPad teaching. The staff members in Photography and Graphic Arts and I are always glad to provide personal consultation about use of specialized imaging techniques and equipment that investigators require for conducting experiments and presenting their findings.


Barker NJ, Foster G. Photographing small archaeological objects in color. J Field Archaeology :369-375, 1996.

Barker NJ, Zahurak M, Olson JL, Nadasdy T, Racusen LC, Hruban RH. Digital Imaging of Black and White Photomicrographs: Impact of File Size. Am J Surg Photography 22:1411-1416, 1998.

Barker, N.J., Using Macro In Large Format, View Camera Magazine, Jan/Feb 2000 : 30-37.

Barker NJ, Foster G. High Magnification Photo, Photo Techniques, pp.40-42, April, 2002.

Barker N.J., Gross Specimen Photography,(Chapter), In: W.H. Westra, R.H. Hruban, T.H. Phelps and C. Isacson, 2nd ed. Illustrated Manual for the Dissection of Surgical Pathology Specimens, New York:Springer-Verlag, Second Edition, 2003

Kim B, Barker NJ, Hruban RH, Sandone C, Cornish TC. The Johns Hopkins Atlas of Pancreatic Pathology: Developing an Interactive Atlas and Teaching Algorithm for the Apple iPad. J BioCommunications. 2012; 38 (1).

Barker NJ, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA., Hidden Beauty Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science, Exposure, Journal of The Society of Photographic Education. EXPOSURE, Fall 2015, Vol. 48:2; 36-43

Barker NJ, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, The Hidden Beauty in Biomedical Imaging, Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, Vol. No. 38 3-4, 2016, p 220-227.

Email slai1@jhmi.edu
Phone (410) 614-4837
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Shenghan Lai, M.D., M.P.H.

Primary Appointment in Pathology

My research interests include: (1)infectious disease epidemiology; (2) HIV prevention and intervention; (3) cardiovascular consequences of HIV infection and cocaine abuse; (4) disease disparities in minorities; (5) drug abuse; (6) statistical modeling; (7) data mining.

Schuhbaeck A, Dey D, Otaki Y, Slomka P, Kral B, Achenbach S, Berman DS, Fishman E, Lai S, Lai H. Interscan Reproducibility of Quantitative Coronary Plaque Volume and Composition from CT Coronary Angiography using an Automated Method. Eur Radiol 2014 Sep; 24(9):2300-8.

Liu CY, Bluemke DA, Gerstenblith G, Zimmerman SL, Li J, Zhu H, Lai S, Lai H. Reference Values of Myocardial Structure, Function and Tissue Composition by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Healthy African Americans at 3T and their Relations to Serologic and Cardiovascular Risk Factors. Am J Cardiol 2014 Sep1;114(5): 789-95.

Lai S, Gerstenblith G, Li J, Zhu H, Bluemke DA, Liu C-Y, Zimmerman SL, Chen S, Lai H, Treisman G. Chronic Cocaine Use and Its Association with Myocardial Steatosis Evaluated by 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in African Americans. J Addict Med 2015 Jan-Feb 9(1):31-9.

Rodriguez K, Kwan AC, Lai S, Lima JAC, Vigneault D, Sandfort V, Pattanayak P, Ahlman MA, Mallek M, Sibley CT, Bluemke DA. Coronary plaque burden by coronary CT angiography in asymptomatic men and women. Radiology 2015 June 2: 142551 [Epub ahead of print]

Lai H, Stitzer M, Treisman G, Moore, R, Brinker J, Gerstenblith, Kickler T, Li J, Chen S, Fishman E, Lai S. Cocaine Abstinence and Reduced Use are Associated with Lowered Marker of Endothelial Dysfunction in Africa Americans: A Preliminary Study. J Addict Med 2015 Jul-Aug;9(4):331-9.


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