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Sanja Avramovic, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Sanja Avramovic is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University. Her research focus is on big data sets available through electronic health records; health informatics; and developing an efficient and scalable algorithm for variable selection and predictions. She is interested in examining the association of antibiotics and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) with mortality; and the risks to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among veterans. She worked on developing an index for mortality calculation based on Naïve Bayesian Networks. Also, using a Veteran Administration data set she conducted a retrospective cohort study to describe clinical characteristics and outcomes associated with Clostridium difficile infection. She analyzed data provided by National Cancer Institute, mapped codes into Unified Medical Language System identifiers and ran a machine learning method on the prepared dataset.


PhD, Information Technology, George Mason University

MS, Information Systems and Technology, University of Belgrade, Serbia

BS, , University of Belgrade, Serbia

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Research Interests

  • Big data analysis
  • Health informatics
  • Bayesian networks
  • Predictive models


Min, H., Mobahi, H., Irvin, K., Avramovic, S., & Wojtusiak, J. (2017). Predicting activities of daily living for cancer patients using an ontology-guided machine learning methodology. Journal of biomedical semantics, 8(1), 39.

Tuck, M. G., Alemi, F., Shortle, J. F., Avramovic, S., & Hesdorffer, C. (2017). A comprehensive index for predicting risk of anemia from patients' diagnoses. Big Data, 5(1), 42-52.

Min, H., Avramovic, S., Wojtusiak, J., Khosla, R., Fletcher, R. D., Alemi, F., & Elfadel Kheirbek, R. (2017). A comprehensive multimorbidity index for predicting mortality in intensive care unit patients. Journal of palliative medicine, 20(1), 35-41.

Sherry L., Avramovic S. (2012, January). Quantifying the Benefits of Pre- emptive Rebooking: A case study for a network carrier. Integrated Communications, Navigation, Surveillance (ICNS) Conference; 2015.

Sherry, L., & Avramovic, S. (2015, April). Quantifying the benefits of pre-emptive rebooking: A case study for a network carrier. In Integrated Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance Conference (ICNS), 2015 (pp. D2-1). IEEE.

Sherry, L., Lai, K., Avramovic, S., & Samant, A. (2013, April). Passenger trip reliability metrics: 2011. In Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference (ICNS), 2013 (pp. 1-40). IEEE.


"Community Characteristics Associated with Geographic Disparities in Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Health (DP17-001)," New York University. September 2017-present. Role: Investigator.

"Burden of Clostridium difficile infection throughout the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System," VA Ocean State Research Institute, GMU 222890. May 2016-December 2016. Role: Co-Investigator.

"Pre-diabetes and Diabetes among Veterans," New York University, GMU 222764. August 2015-September 2016. Role: Investigator.