Adam Black

Software Developer

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Adam joined Erasmus MC Medical Informatics as a software developer in 2024, bringing an educational background in statistics and nine years of experience working with observational health data. He's an enthusiastic OHDSI collaborator who co-leads the OHDSI Open Source Community and previously worked on OHDSI projects at Odysseus Data Services and Maine Medical Research Institute. Outside work Adam enjoys playing board games and attending live music events. His practical skills and commitment to collaborative research make him a valuable asset to the Erasmus MC Medical Informatics team.


Abeysinghe R, Black A, Kaduk D, Li Y, Reich C, Davydov A, Yao L, Cui L. Towards quality improvement of vaccine concept mappings in the OMOP vocabulary with a semi-automated method. J Biomed Inform. 2022 Oct;134:104162. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2022.104162. Epub 2022 Aug 25. PMID: 36029954; PMCID: PMC9940475. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36029954/

Kathleen M. Fairfield, Adam W. Black, F. Lee Lucas, Kimberly Murray, Erika Ziller, Neil Korsen, Leo B. Waterston, Paul K. J. Han. Association between rurality and lung cancer treatment characteristics and timeliness. Journal of Rural Health. 19 Feb. 2019. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jrh.12355

Allison C. Briggs, Adam W.  Black, F. Lee Lucas, Andrea E. Siewers, Kimberly M. Fairfield. Association between the food and physical activity environment, obesity, and cardiovascular health across Maine counties. BMC Pub. Health. 2019;19(1):374. https://www.jpsmjournal.com/article/S0885-3924(15)00173-6/pdf

David E. Clark, Adam W. Black, David H. Skavdahl, Lee D. Hallagan. Open-access programs for injury categorization using ICD-9 or ICD-10. Injury Epidemiology. 2018; 5: 11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5890002/

Paul K.J. Han, Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, Christine W. Duarte, Megan Knaus, Adam Black, Aaron M. Scherer, Angela Fagerlin. Communication of scientific uncertainty about a novel pandemic health threat: ambiguity aversion and its mechanisms. Journal of Health Comm.  International Perspectives. 2018;23(5): 435-444. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10810730.2018.1461961

Kathleen M. Fairfield, Adam W. Black, F. Lee Lucas, Andrea E. Siewers, Mylan C. Cohen, Christopher T. Healey, Allison C. Briggs, Paul K.J. Han, John E. Wennberg. Behavioral risk factors and regional variation in cardiovascular health care and death.  Am. Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2018;54(3):376–384. https://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(17)30699-2/pdf

Teresa L. May, Alex H. Gifford, Thomas Lahiric, Adam Black, Janet Trang, Alexandra G. Cornell, Karyll Gonzaleza, Scott Morin, Mark Napierg, Christine W. Duarte, Jonathan B. Zuckerman. Complications of long and intermediate term venous catheters in cystic fibrosis patients: a multicenter study. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 2018;17(1):96-104. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1569199317301509

Christine W. Duarte, Adam W. Black, Frances L. Lucas, and Calvin P.H. Vary. Cancer incidence in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology. 2017;143(2):209–214. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5263109/

Christine W. Duarte, Adam W. Black, Kim K. Murray,  Amy E. Haskins,  Frances L. Lucas, Sarah Hallen, Paul K.J. Han. Validation of the Patient-Reported Outcome Mortality Prediction Tool (PROMPT). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2015;50(2):241-247. https://www.jpsmjournal.com/article/S0885-3924(15)00173-6/pdf