James Geller

Professor, New Jersey Institution of Technology

Between 2006 and 2012 Dr. Geller was Co-Principal Investigator on several federal grants from NIH, on auditing methods, abstraction algorithms and software tools for important medical terminology systems such as the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) and the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT). From 2014 to 2019 he was co-PI on a major NIH grant on family-based quality assurance for Biomedical Ontologies. He was co-PI on an NSF grant on "Increasing Urban Youth Participation in Computing through Mentorship and Coding Resources," and NJIT PI on a CIC/Khoury College Implementation Grant for increasing Women in Computing. He is also an investigator on the NJ ACTS program. His current research is on:

  1. building ontologies in the area of Social Determinants of Health.
  2. visualizing ontologies in Virtual Reality
  3. mining social networks for fake news about covid, health policies, and vaccinations.


  • Medical Ontologies and Terminologies
  • Social Determinants of Health