Olivier Bodenreider, Ph. D., M.D.

Senior Scientist

Cognitive Science Branch


Building 38A, Room 9S904 (MSC 3826)
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894



Research Topics

Dr. Bodenreider's research focuses on terminology and ontology in the biomedical domain, both from a theoretical perspective (quality assurance, interoperability) and in their application to natural language processing, knowledge discovery and information integration.


Olivier Bodenreider, M.D., is the Branch Chief of the Cognitive Science Branch, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Library of Medicine. Dr. Bodenreider is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. He received a M.D. degree from the University of Strasbourg, France in 1990 and a Ph.D. in Medical Informatics from the University of Nancy, France in 1993. Before joining NLM in 1996, he was assistant professor for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the University of Nancy, France, Medical School.

Selected Publications

  1. Rance B, Doughty E, Demner-Fushman D, Kann MG, Bodenreider O. A mutation-centric approach to identifying pharmacogenomic relations in text. J Biomed Inform. 2012;45(5):835-41.
  2. Bodenreider O, Stevens R. Bio-ontologies: current trends and future directions. Brief Bioinform. 2006;7(3):256-74.
  3. Ruttenberg A, Clark T, Bug W, Samwald M, Bodenreider O, Chen H, Doherty D, Forsberg K, Gao Y, Kashyap V, Kinoshita J, Luciano J, Marshall MS, Ogbuji C, Rees J, Stephens S, Wong GT, Wu E, Zaccagnini D, Hongsermeier T, Neumann E, Herman I, Cheung KH. Advancing translational research with the Semantic Web. BMC Bioinformatics. 2007;8 Suppl 3:S2.
  4. Zhang S, Bodenreider O. Experience in Aligning Anatomical Ontologies. Int J Semant Web Inf Syst. 2007;3(2):1-26.
  5. Bodenreider O. The Unified Medical Language System (UMLS): integrating biomedical terminology. Nucleic Acids Res. 2004;32(Database issue):D267-70.

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