Mendonça, Eneida A.

Eneida A. Mendonça, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
Room & Building: 
H6/550 CSC

emendonca [at]

Education & Research: 

MD, Medical School, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
PhD, Biomedicl Informatics, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Research Interests
Eneida Mendonça, MD, PhD. received her MD from the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil and her PhD in Biomedical Informatics in 2002 from Columbia University in New York. Dr. Mendonça pioneered the use of natural language processing in both biomedical literature and in electronic medical record narratives in order to identify knowledge relevant to medical decision making in the context of patient care. In addition, she has devoted many years to developing innovative clinical information systems that have been integrated in New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center and Cornell Medical Center.

Most recently, Dr. Mendonça was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Mendonça is a welcome addition to our clinical informatics program and will begin to develop a program in medical/clinical informatics in both research and training under the NIH-funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) in which the Department is a core unit and the College of Engineering an ICTR partner.

Selected Publications
Leão BD, Reátegui EB, Guazzelli A, Mendonça EA. HYCONES: A hybrid approach to designing decision support systems. MD Computing 1996 Mar-Apr;13(2):160-4.

Zimmer LP, Silva AP, Andrade A, Dillenburg RF, Mendonça E, Zielinsky P. Manejo intra-uterino eperinatal do bloqueio atrioventricular total no feto [Intrauterine and perinatal management of complete atrioventricular block in the fetus]. Arq Bras Cardiol 1996 Jul; 67(1):11-5.

Bakken S, Cashen MS, Mendonça EA, O'Brien A, Zieniewicz J. Representing nursing activities within a concept-based terminology system - Evaluation of a type definition. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2000 Jan-Feb;7(1):81-90.

Mendonça EA, Cimino JJ, Johnson SB, Seol YH. Accessing heterogeneous sources of evidence to answer clinical questions. J Biomed Inform 2001;34(2):85-98.

Chen ES, Mendonça EA, McKnight LK, Stetson PD, Lei J, Cimino JJ. PalmCIS: a wireless handheld application for satisfying clinician information needs. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2004 Jan-Feb;11(1):19-28.

Newbold SK, Kuperman GJ, Bakken S, Brennan PF, Mendonça EA, Park HA. Radenovic A. Information technology as an infrastructure for patient safety: Nursing research needs. Int J Med Inform 2004 Aug; 73(7-8):657-662.

Mendonça EA, Chen ES, Stetson PD, McKnight LK, Lei J, Cimino JJ. Approach to mobile information and communication for health care. Int J Med Inform 2004 Aug;73 (7-8):631-638.

Mendonça EA. Clinical decision support systems: Perspectives in Dentistry. Journal of Dental Education 2004;68(6):589-595.

Mendonça, E.A., Hass J, Shagina L, Larson E, Friedman C. Extracting information on pneumonia in infants using natural language processing of radiology reports. J Biomed Inform 2005 Aug;38(4):314-21

Haas JP, Mendonça EA, Ross B, Friedman C, Larson E. Use of computerized surveillance to detect nosocomial pneumonia in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients. American Journal of Infection Control 2005 Oct;33(8):439-43.

Choi J, Bakken S, Lussier YA, Mendonça EA. Improving the human readability of Arden Syntax Medical Logic Modules using a concept-oriented terminology and object-oriented programming expressions. Comput Inform Nurs. 2006 Jul-Aug;24(4):220-5.

Irigoyen M, Findley SE, Wand D, Chen S, Chimkin F, Pena O, Mendonça EA. Challenges of Immunization Registry Reminders at Inner City Practices. Ambulatory Pediatrics 2006;6:100-104.

Furuya YE, Cook HA, Lee MH, Miller M, Larson E, Hyman S, Della-Latta P, Mendonça EA, Lowy, FD. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevalence: How common is it? A Methodological Comparison of Prevalence Ascertainment. American Journal of Infection Control 2007;35:359-66.

Xu H, Fan JW, Markatou M, Hripcsak G, Mendonça EA, Friedman C. Gene symbol disambiguation using knowledge-based profiles. Bioinformatics 2007 Apr 15:23(8):1015-22. Epub 2007 Feb 21.

Payne PR, Mendonça EA, Johnson SB, Starren JB. Conceptual knowledge acquisition in Biomedicine: a methodological review. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2007 Oct;40(5):582-602. Epub 2007 Mar 27.

Bakken S, Roberts WD, Chen E, Dilone J, Lee NJ, Mendonça E, Markatou M. PDA-based informatics strategies for tobacco use screening and smoke cessation management: a case study. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2007; 129(pt2):1447-51.

John R, Buschman P, Chaszar M, Honig J, Mendonça E, Bakken S. Development and evaluation of a PDA-based decision support system for pediatric depression screening. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2007; 129(pt2):1382-6.

Hung P., Johnson S.B., Kaufman D.R., Mendonça E.A. A Multi-level Model of Information Seeking in the Clinical Domain. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2008 Apr;41(2):357-370. Epub 2007 Oct 1.

Johnson SB, Bakken S, Dine D, Hyun S, Mendonça E, Morrison F, Bright T, Van Vleck T, Wrenn J, Stetson P. An Electronic Health Record based on Structured Narrative. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008 Jan-Feb;15(1):54-64. Epub 2007 Oct 18.

Lai A., Starren JB, Kaufman D, Mendonça EA, Palmas W, Nieh J, Shea S. The Remote Patient Education in a Telemedicine Environment Architecture (REPETE). Telemedicine Journal and e-Health 2008; May 14; (4):335-61.

Sam LT., Mendonça EA, Li J., Blake J, Friedman C., Lussier YA. PhenoGO: an integrated resource for the multiscale mining of clinical and biological data. BMC Bioinformatics 2009; 10(Suppl 2): S8. Published online 2009 February 5.

Kaufman DR, Mehryar M, Chase H, Hung P, Chilov M, Johnson SB, Mendonça E. Modeling knowledge resource selection in expert librarian search. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009;143:36-41.

Chase HS, Kaufman DR, Johnson SB, Mendonça EA. Voice capture of medical residents' clinical information needs during an inpatient rotation. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2009 May-Jun;16(3):387-94.

Payne PRO, Embi PJ, Johnson SB, Mendonça EA, Starren J. Improving clinical trials tracking tools using knowledge-anchored design methodologies. Applied Clinical Informatics 2010;1(2):177-196.

Bearman GML, Oppenheim MI, Mendonça EA, Hupert N, Behta MB, Christos PJ, Drusin LM. A clinical predictive model for catheter related bloodstream infections.


Natural language processing in both biomedical literature and in electronic medical record narratives in order to identify knowledge relevant to medical decision making in the context of patient care.