Dr. Miguel Humberto Torres-Urquidy

Miguel Humberto Torres-Urquidy DDS, MS
Post-doctoral Associate
Center for Dental Informatics
University of Pittsburgh
mit7 (at) pitt.edu
      Other relevant professional positions
  Post-doctoral Fellow, Office of the Director, National Library of Medicine, NIH
Assistant to the Dean, School of Dentistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico

  PhD (Coursework completed), Biomedical Informatics, Dept. for Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh
Masters, Biomedical Informatics, Dept. for Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh
DDS, School of Dentistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico

      Additional training
  Protégé training course, Section of Medical Informatics, Stanford University
Intern, Dept. of Dental Informatics, Temple University
Entrepreneurship course, Panamerican University

  Chair, Dental Informatics Working Group, International Medical Informatics Association.
Co-Chair, Dental Informatics Working Group, American Medical Informatics Association.

      Contributions to professional organizations
  Reviewer annual AMIA symposium 2009, 2008.
Presenter AMIA symposium 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005.
Reviewer ADEA TechExpo 2009.
Member of the ADEA presidential task force on dental vocabularies and terminologies.
Reviewer for JADA and JDE.
Alternate Chair, Clinical Skills Acquisition at IADR 2009 General Session.

      Selected publications
  Torres-Urquidy MH, Schleyer T. Formal Conceptualization of Dental Diagnoses: Status Report. Proceedings of the Second Interdisciplinary Ontology Meeting. Feb - Mar 2009. Okada M, Smith B (Eds). pp 17-23.

Torres-Urquidy MH, Acharya A, Hernandez-Cott P, Misner J, Schleyer T. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Modeling Principles for Data Models. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009;143:525-33.

Torres-Urquidy MH, Wallstrom G, Schleyer T. Detecting Disease Outbreaks Using Oral Manifestations. J Dent Res. 2009 Jan;88(1):89-94.

Irwin JY, Torres-Urquidy MH, Monaco V, Schleyer T. A Preliminary Model of Work During Initial Examination and Treatment Planning Appointments. Br Dent J. 2009 Jan 10;206(1):E1; discussion 24-5. Epub 2009 Jan 2.

Hill HK, Torres-Urquidy MH. The Impact of Clinical Information Systems in Dental Schools. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6:968

Torres-Urquidy MH, Schleyer T. Evaluation of the Systematized Nomenclature of Dentistry using Case Reports: Preliminary Results. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006;:1124.

Torres-Urquidy MH, Collins BM. VisualDx Clinical Decision Support Software J Dent Educ. 2006 70: 892-894

Schleyer T, Thyvalikakath T, Spallek H, Torres-Urquidy MH, Hernandez P, Yuhanniak J. Clinical Computing in General Dentistry. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006 May-Jun;13(3):344-52

Torres-Urquidy MH. Government's Public Policy in regards to the National Health Information Infrastructure: Two Approaches. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:1139

Schleyer T, Torres-Urquidy H, Straja H. Validation of an Instrument to Measure Dental Students' Use of, Knowledge About, and Attitudes Towards Computers. J Dent Educ. Sep 2001.

Schleyer T, Spallek H, Torres-Urquidy MH. A Profile of Current Internet Users in Dentistry. J Am Dent Assoc Dec 1998.

      Grants and awards
  NIH, NIDCR R21 DE018548-02 Co-Investigator, 100% effort
National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), full scholarship (PhD and Masters)
Telmex Foundation, scholarship for academic excellence
UNAM Foundation, scholarship for academic excellence

      On the media
  Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Quoted on the article "Experts lobby to add key dental data to medical records" by Allison Heinrichs, December 18, 2008 URL:

Wall Street Journal. Photographed with Eric Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer of Google, during our conversation at the Pittsburgh Technology Council pre G-20 session. Photograph by Kevin Lorenzi, September 23, 2009 URL:

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