• Neel Shimpi B.D.S., M.M., Ph.D.

  • Associate Research Scientist - COSH


    • Center for Oral and Systemic Health
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. 1R4 Marshfield, WI 54449
    • (715) 221-6430

Education


2016 to 2017:
Certificate , Clinical Research, National Institute of Health, USA
2014 to 2017:
PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical and Healthcare Informatics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
2010 to 2012:
Master of Management (M.M), Management with majors in Healthcare Informatics, Cambridge College of Management, Massachusetts, USA
2008 to 2009:
Post graduate diploma in Healthcare Management (PG, Healthcare Management, Symbiosis Center of Health Sciences, Pune, India
2007 to 2008:
Post graduate diploma in Clinical Research (CCR), Clinical Research, Symbiosis Center of Health Sciences, Pune, India
2001 to 2005:
Bachelor of Dental Surgery ( B.D.S), Dentistry, C.S.M.S.S Dental College, Maharashtra University of Health Sceinces, Aurangabad, India

Work Experience


2018 to Present:
Chair, Dental Informatics Working Group, American Medical Informatics Association, USA
2018 to Present:
Member, MCRI Scientific Seminar Planning Committee, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, USA
2018 to Present:
Affiliate Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Dental Hygiene, USA
2017 to Present:
Associate Research Scientist (Tenure Track), Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Wisconsin, USA
2017 to Present:
Member, Continuing Dental Education Committee, Marshfield Clinic, USA
2017 to Present:
Core Lead, Clinical Trials, Center for Oral and Systemic Health, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, USA
2013 to 2017:
Research Specialist, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Wisconsin, USA
2012 to 2013:
Research Assistant, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Wisconsin, USA
2011 to 2012:
Visiting Faculty Member, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Pune, India
2010 to 2012:
Graduate Student, Cambrige College of Management, Cambridge , MA, USA
2008 to 2010:
Study Co.ordinator, Clincal Trials, SK Medical Center, Pune, India
2005 to 2007:
Dental Surgeon, Self-employed, Dental Clinic, Polyclinic, Aurangabad, India
2004 to 2005:
Dental Residency, C.S.M.S.S Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad, India

Honors & Awards


2003 to 2004:
Excellence for Outstanding Academic Performance in Periodontics, Pedodontics, Orthodontics, Oral Medicine and Radiology in Dental School
2004 to 2005:
Best Outgoing Student, Dental School

Statement


Dr. Shimpi's passion and motivation towards investigating oral and systemic connections and informatics is driven by her previous work experience as a dental surgeon, clinical trial study coordinator and latest work experience at Marshfield Clinic in conducting various cutting-edge research studies including clinical and oral-systemic health research surrounding relationships between diabetes and periodontal disease, pregnancy and oral health, among others. Dr. Shimpi has been actively engaged in research advancing medical-dental integration for over 6 years, and has a publication track record with 41 publications and several additional manuscripts currently under review. As a tenure-track associate research scientist at the Center for Oral and Systemic Health (COSH) (primary appointment) at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI), her main focus is on investigating oral and systemic relationships with high potential for translation into clinical practice, developing and evaluating various clinical decision support tools, applying natural language processing and patient engagement/education modules, which leverage her expertise in the field of biomedical and healthcare informatics, and as a secondary appointment at Cancer Care and Research Center (CCRC), her main focus is on oral oncology. Dr. Shimpi was also involved in studies surrounding patient engagement and activation via the internet, patient health portals, focus groups, and gaining insight into patient awareness of on various oral-systemic disease relationships. Her previous training, problem-solving skills and experience position her to actively collaborate and contribute to achievement of the defined study objectives.

Research Interests


Medical and Dental informatics, Clinical trials, Artificial Intelligence, Investigating Oral and Systemic Health Connections, Oral Health Clinical Research, Oral Oncology, Developing Clinical Decision Support Tools, Provider and Patient Education and Electronic Health Records.

Professional Societies


2013 to Present:
International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Member
2013 to Present:
American Association for Dental Research (AADR), Member
2017 to Present:
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Member
2017 to Present:
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member
2018 to Present:
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Chair- Dental Informatics Working Group
2018 to Present:
Health Care System Research Network (HSCRN), Member
2018 to Present:
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Affiliate Member
2018 to Present:
American Academy for Oral and Systemic Health (AAOUSH), Member

Committees


2016 to Present:
Continuing Dental Education Committee, Marshfield Clinic, Member
2018 to Present:
MCRI Scientific Series Planning Committee, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Member

Presentations


2017:
Results of the Statewide Survey, 2017 Oral-Systemic Health Conference, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA
2018:
Dental Informatics- Year in Review, American Medical Informatics Association Webinar, USA
2018:
Patient and Providers Perceptions Towards Oral Cancer, Scientific Seminar, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA

Select Publications


  • Shimpi N., Ashton JL, Sorenson CA., Louay DO., O'Brien J., Melms W., Acharya A.. . Interdisciplinary Care Model: Diabetes and Oral Health. In: Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data.. 2nd ed.Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG; 2019: pp. 47-61.
  • Shimpi N., Dart R., Umukoro P., Acharya A.. . Interdisciplinary Care Model: Cardiovascular Diseases and Oral Health. In: Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data.. 2nd ed.Switzerland: Springer Publishing Company; 2019: pp. 71-85.
  • Glurich I., Shimpi N., Acharya A.. . Interdisciplinary Care Model: Chronic Kidney Disease and Oral Health. In: Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data.. 2nd ed.Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG; 2019: pp. 87-107.
  • Glurich I., Shimpi N., Scannapieco F., Vedre J.. . Interdisciplinary Care Model: Pneumonia and Oral Health. In: Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data.. 2nd ed.Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG; 2019: pp. 123-139.
  • Shimpi N., Pathak R., Acharya A.. . Interdisciplinary Care Model: Metabolic Syndrome and Oral Health. In: Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data.. 2nd ed.Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG; 2019: pp. 141-154.
  • Shimpi N., Glurich I., Acharya A.. . Integrated Care Case Study: Marshfield Clinic Health System. In: Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data.. 2nd ed.Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG; 2019: pp. 315-326.
  • Shimpi N, McRoy S, Zhao H, Wu M, Acharya A. Development of a periodontitis risk assessment model for primary care providers in an interdisciplinary setting. [published online ahead of print 2019 June 26]. Technol Health Care. doi: DOI:10.3233/THC-191642.
    PubMed ID: 31282445
  • Shimpi N, Glurich I, Panny A, Acharya A. Knowledgeability, Attitude and Practice Behaviors of Primary Care Providers Towards Managing Patient's Oral Health in Medical Practice: Wisconsin Statewide Survey. [published online ahead of print 2019 August]. J Am Dent Assoc.
  • Shimpi N, Zhang L, Jhagroo R, Acharya A, Glurich I. Dental Pulp Stones Prevalence in Patients with Nephrolithiasis and Co-morbidities. J Dent Res. 2019 June; (98 (Spec Iss A): 1796):iadr.org.
  • Shimpi N, Schwei K, Cooper S, Chyou PH, Acharya A. Understanding patients' oral health information needs: Findings of a survey on use of patient portals in dentistry. J Am Dent Assoc. 2018 March; 149(3):184-190. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2017.09.051.
    PubMed ID: 29395012
  • Shimpi N, Ye Z, Koralkar R, Glurich I, Acharya A. Need for diagnostic-centric care in dentistry: A case study from the Marshfield Clinic Health System. J Am Dent Assoc. 2018 February; 149(2):122-131. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2017.09.030. PMCID: PMC5798006.
    PubMed ID: 29389335
  • Shimpi N, Jethwani M, Bharatkumar A, Chyou PH, Glurich I, Acharya A. Patient awareness/knowledge towards oral cancer: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Oral Health. 18(1):86. doi: 10.1186/s12903-018-0539-x. PMCID: PMC5952627.
    PubMed ID: 29764414
  • Hegde H, Shimpi N, Glurich I, Acharya A. Tobacco use status from clinical notes using Natural Language Processing and rule based algorithm. Technol Health Care. 2018 June 29; 26(3):445-456. doi: 10.3233/THC-171127.
    PubMed ID: 29614708
  • Shimpi N, Glurich I, Schroeder D, Katrak C, Chyou PH, Acharya A. Patient Awareness of Association of Diabetes and Periodontal Disease. [published online ahead of print 2018 September 21]. Health Promot Pract. doi: 10.1177/1524839918801909. PMCID: PMC5952627.
    PubMed ID: 30238811
  • Tafti AP, Assefi M, LaRose E, Badger J, Ye Z, Shimpi N,...Peissig P [including Bashiri FS, Sagheb E, McLean H.] Big data deep neural network to analyze adverse vaccine reactions. AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit. 2018 March;
  • Acharya A, Shimpi N, Mahnke A, Mathias R, Ye Z. (2017 May). Medical care providers' perspectives on dental information needs in electronic health records. J Am Dent Assoc. 148(5):328-337.
    PubMed ID: 28284418
  • Glurich I, Schwei KM, Lindberg S, Shimpi N, Acharya A. (2017 October 1). Integrating Medical-Dental Care for Diabetic Patients: Qualitative Assessment of Provider Perspectives. Health Promot Pract. :1524839917737752.
    PubMed ID: 29073800
  • Shimpi N, Schroeder D, Kilsdonk J, Chyou PH, Glurich I, Acharya A. (2016 February 8). Assessment of Dental Providers’ Knowledge, Behavior and Attitude towards Incorporating Chairside Screening for Medical Conditions: A Pilot Study. Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care Medicine. 2(1):102.
  • Schwei K, Thomas K, Mahnke A, Shimpi N, Thirumalai V, Enstad C,...Acharya A. (2016). Usability Heuristic Evaluation of a Web-based Case Simulator for Dentists. J Dent Res. :95.
  • Shimpi N, Schroeder D, Kilsdonk J, Chyou PH, Glurich I, Penniman E, Acharya A. (2016 March). Medical Providers' Oral Health Knowledgeability, Attitudes, and Practice Behaviors: An Opportunity for Interprofessional Collaboration. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 16(1):19-29.
    PubMed ID: 27132552
  • Shimpi N, Bharatkumar A, Jethwani M, Chyou PH, Glurich I, Blamer J, Acharya A. (2016 July 23). Knowledgeability, Attitude and Behavior of Primary Care Providers Towards Oral Cancer: a Pilot Study. J Cancer Educ.
    PubMed ID: 27448614