NIH/NCATS Machine Intelligence Workshop, July 12, 2019

The National Institutes of Health/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences hosted a terrific Machine Intelligence Workshop on July 12, 2019. Dr. Walsh participated in the second panel on "Explainability" of Machine Intelligence. He presented "The Importance of Algorithmic Explainability in Behavioral Health". It's been a busy summer and wonderful to see the commitment from NIH…

New paper: Predicting Imminent Suicidal Thoughts and Nonfatal Attempts – The Role of Complexity

New paper on predicting imminent risk of suicidal behaviors led by Jessica Ribeiro in Clinical Psychological Science. Here's the abstract:   Abstract For decades, our ability to predict suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) has been at near-chance levels. The objective of this study was to advance prediction by addressing two major methodological constraints pervasive in…

New paper: DNA methylation profiles are associated with complex regional pain syndrome following traumatic injury.

Our new study in Pain led by Steve Bruehl and Eric Gamazon at Vanderbilt on the epigenetic mechanisms of Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome following trauma. Here's the abstract from PubMed: Abstract Factors contributing to development of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) are not fully understood. This study examined possible epigenetic mechanisms that may contribute to…