Associate Professor Blanca Gallego Luxan

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+612 9850 2479

BS (Physics), UAM, 1994; MS by Research (Quantum Chemistry), UAM, 1995; PhD (Climate Dynamics), UCLA, 2002.

Associate Professor Blanca Gallego Luxan leads the Health Analytics Lab at the Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation. This multidisciplinary research group is developing new empirical models for the analysis, assessment and prediction of healthcare delivery and for the integration of new sources of information into public health and clinical decision making.

She has made significant and innovative contributions to the creation of models derived from complex empirical data for a wide range of applications, including climate dynamics, environmental economics, bio-surveillance, patient safety and clinical decision-support. As part of her research Blanca was the first Australian researcher to link large amounts of clinical health records with population health datasets, in order to model the trajectories of hospitalised patients beyond discharge. She is also part of a group of international scientists pioneering the ‘green button’ concept, a proposed tool to make use of the electronic health records (EHR) systems to aid in decision-support at the point-of-care.

Blanca has developed publicly available software (UNSW BioSurveillance Tool) and commercial software (BottomLine3), and has a record of invention with the University of Sydney (Sydnovate Ref No: 9820).

Blanca has published in top international journals such as BMJ Quality and Safety, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Journal of the American Informatics Association, Pathology, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Health Services Research, Climate Dynamics, Journal of Climate, Journal of Physical Oceanography and Journal of Computational Chemistry

Broad Research Areas:
Health Analytics, Personalised Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology, Clinical Decision Spt

Specific Research Keywords:
Predictive Modelling, Electronic Health Record Systems, Big Data

Society Memberships and Professional Activities:
Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI)

University role
Associate Professor