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Faculty and Staff Profile

Xia Jing

Associate Professor

Office: 519 Edwards Hall

Phone: 864-656-3347

Fax: 864-656-6227

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Educational Background

M.D. Medical Library and Information Sciences
China Medical University

Ph.D. Health Informatics
University of Salford, England

Courses Taught

HLTH 8900-001 Population Health Informatics
HLTH 8990-004 Independent Study
HLTH 4600 Health Information Systems
HLTH 4000-002 Informatics for Senior Citizens
BIOL 1910 503 Directed Research & Inquiry (Summer Program for Research Interns 2021)


Dr. Jing has been educated and trained in medical informatics (M.D.), health informatics (Ph.D.), and clinical informatics (postdoctoral training). She has conducted health informatics research in China, UK, and the USA with her supervisors, mentors, and independently in the past.

Her main research interests involve developing new methods, models, and applications to facilitate biomedical researchers, clinicians, and healthcare administrators, directly or indirectly, to make better-informed decisions when utilizing existing evidence. Her lab at Clemson University is Health Informatics-Decisions and Evidence (HI-D&E). The HI-D&E lab is recruiting PhD students for an NIH-funded R01 project: to explore reusable generic machine-executable rules for CDC-recommended immunization schedules in primary care settings without in-house technical support. This project intends to help low-resource primary care settings to maintain updated immunization recommendations independently. An ideal candidate should have a computer science or information system background or a medical or nursing background with programming skills. On the basic science of health informatics, she and her collaborators conduct controlled studies to explore clinicians’ research hypothesis generation process via secondary data analytic tools (funded via NIH R15). In addition, exploring telemedicine in rural areas, exploring the measurement of an individual's health status, and clinically actionable genomic information is also on her research agenda. She is honored to be part of the NIH-funded T15 grant for the Clemson-MUSC joint BDSI program. She teaches various graduate and undergraduate courses on health informatics.

She also serves as a reviewer for multiple health informatics journals, conferences, and proposals and provides services via the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Currently, Dr. Jing serves as a Women in AMIA Steering Committee member and the Awards & Leadership Subcommittee co-chair. Dr. Jing also serves as an AHA (American Heart Association) Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) Health Technologies & Innovation: Oversight Advisory Committee member.

Research Interests

Clinical decision support systems
Data-driven hypothesis generation & visual analytics
Evidence-based clinical decision making
Health IT for rural and under-served populations
Knowledge bases
Knowledge representation and Semantic Web
Utility and usability studies on Health IT applications

Research Publications

Selected peer-reviewed journal publications (students' names with *):
~ Jing X, Indani A*, Hubig N, Min H, Gong Y, Cimino JJ, Sittig DF, Rennert L, Robinson D, Biondich P, Wright A, Nohr C, Law T, Faxvaag A, Gimbel R. A systematic approach to configuring MetaMap for optimal performance. Methods Inf Med, 2022. PMID: 35613942 DOI: 10.1055/a-1862-0421
~ Sokoya T*, Zhou Y, Diaz S, Law T, Himawan L, Lekey F*, Shi L, Gimbel RW, Jing X. Health Indicators as Measures of Individual Health Status and Their Public Perspectives: Cross-sectional Survey Study. J Med Internet Res, 2022;24(6):e38099. doi: 10.2196/38099. PMID: 35623051
~ Jing X, Patel VL, Cimino JJ, Shubrook JH, Zhou Y, Liu C, De Lacalle S. The Roles of a Secondary Data Analytic Tool and Experience in Scientific Hypothesis Generation in Clinical Research: A Study Design. JMIR Research Protocols, 2022. PMID: 35736798. DOI: 10.2196/39414
~ Jing X. UMLS at 30 years, how it is used and published: Systematic Review and Content Analysis. JMIR Medical Informatics(forthcoming). doi:10.2196/20675.
~ Hochheiser H, Jing X, Boyce RD, Reese T, et al. A minimal information model for potential drug-drug interactions. Front. Pharmacol. 11:608068. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2020.608068
~ Jing X, Himawan L, Law T. Availability, usage, and maintenance of clinical decision support system (CDSS) in the United States primary care settings. BMJ Health & Care Informatics, 2019, 26 (1).
~ Law T, Cronin C, Schuller K, Jing X, Bolon D, Phillips B. A conceptual framework to evaluate health care provider satisfaction in utilizing telemedicine. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2019, 119(7): 435-445.
~ Schuller K, Cronin C, Nicks S, Jing X, Kingori C, Morrone M. Development and application of a rubric to compare strategies for improving access to health care in rural communities. Eval Program Plann. 2019, 74: 61 - 68.
~ Jing X, Emerson M*, Masters D*, Brooks M*, Buskirk J*, Abukamail N, Liu C, Cimino JJ, Shubrook J, De Lacalle S, Zhou YC, Patel VL. A visual interactive analysis tool for filtering and summarizing large data sets coded with hierarchical terminologies (VIADS). BMC Med Infor Decis Mak.
~ Jing X, Hardiker N, Kay S, Marley T, Gao YS. Identifying Principles for the Construction of an Ontology-Based Knowledge Base: A Case Study Approach. JMIR Med Inform, 2018, 6(4): e52.
~ Uchegbu C*, Jing X. The potential adoption benefits and challenges of LOINC codes in a laboratory department: a case study. Health Information Science and Systems.2017, 5:6.
~ Levine M*, Osei D*, Cimino JJ, Liu C, Philips P, Shubrook J, Jing X. Performance comparison between two solutions for filtering data sets with hierarchical structures. J Comput Eng Inf Technol, 2016, S1-003.
~ Jing X, Cimino JJ, Del Fiol G. Usability and acceptance of the Librarian Infobutton Tailoring Environment (LITE): An open access online knowledge capture, management, and configuration tool for OpenInfobutton. J Med Internet Res, 2015, 17(11):e272.
~ Jing X, Kay S, Marley T, Hardiker NR. Integration of an OWL-DL knowledge base with an EHR prototype and application of its bio-health knowledge. J Med Syst, 2014, 38(9);
~ Jing X, Cimino JJ. A complementary graphical method for reducing and analyzing large data sets: case studies demonstrating thresholds setting. Methods Inf Med, 2014, 53(3): 173-185.
~ Jing X, Kay S, Marley T, Hardiker NR, Cimino JJ. Incorporating personalized gene sequence variants, molecular genetics knowledge, and health knowledge into an EHR prototype based on the Continuity of Care Record standard. J Biomed Inform, 2012, 45(1): 82-92.

Selected peer-reviewed full-length conference publications:
~ Marcial L, Blumenfeld B, Harle C, Jing X, Keller M, Lee V, Lin Z, Dover A, et al. Barriers, Facilitators, and Potential Solutions to Advancing Interoperable Clinical Decision Support: Multi-Stakeholder Consensus Recommendations for the Opioid Use Case. AMIA 2019. Washington DC, Nov 16-20, 2019. 637-646
~ Jing X, Lekey F*, Kacpura A*, et al. Health indicators within EHR systems in primary care settings: availability and their representation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10038: 161-167. The 5th International Conference on Health Information Science (HIS 2016), Shanghai, China, 2016, Nov 5th - 7th
~ Cimino JJ, Overby CL, Devine EB, Hulse NC, Jing X, Maviglia SM, Del Fiol G. Practical Choices for Infobutton Customization: Experience from Four Sites. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2013, 236-245. Washington DC, 2013 Nov 16th -20th.
~ Del Fiol G, Curtis C, Cimino JJ, Iskander A, Kalluri ASD, Jing X, et al. Disseminating Context-Specific Access to Online Knowledge Resources within Electronic Health Record Systems. Stud Health Technol Inform, 2013, 192:672-676.
~ Cimino JJ, Jing X, Del Fiol G. Meeting the Electronic Health Record “Meaningful Use” Criterion for the HL7 Infobutton Standard Using OpenInfobutton and the Librarian Infobutton Tailoring Environment (LITE). AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2012: 112-120. Chicago, 2012.
~ Jing X, Cimino JJ. Graphical methods for reducing, visualizing and analyzing large data sets using hierarchical terminologies. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2011: 635-643. Washington DC, 2011.

*For additional publications, conference presentations, book chapters, grants, technical reports, and courses please refer to the CV.

Honors and Awards

Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel; competitively selected; supported by Jewish National Fund--2018
Recognized Reviewer by Journal of Biomedical Informatics--2016

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