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Dr. Topaz is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Nursing, University of Haifa (Israel) where he heads a Health Information Technology Lab. In the past, Dr. Topaz was involved with health policy (national and international levels), leadership (e.g. Chair of the Emerging Professionals Working Group of the International Medical Informatics Association) and health entrepreneurship. Dr. Topaz's clinical experience is in internal and urgent medicine. He earned his PhD degree as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and his Masters and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Haifa, Israel. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Medical School and Brigham Women's Hospital. He published more than fifty articles on topics related to health informatics and received numerous prestigious awards for his work. His current work focusses on developing natural language processing solutions for big data in healthcare.