AI in Medicine: Inclusion and Equity

(AiMIE) 2018

AI in Medicine: Inclusion and Equity(AiMIE) 2018


The AiMIE (Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Inclusion & Equity) Symposium recognizes and seeks to explore how AI and technology can help address the deeper problems of access and inequity in healthcare. The Stanford Presence Center is grateful for funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and our partnerships with the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS). 

Engaging physicians, scientists, public health professionals, humanists, ethicists, technologists, policy leaders, activists, legal professionals, non-profits, funders, patients, and the larger community, we plan to focus on the hope, the hype, the promise, the peril of AI in medicine, with a specific focus on equity and inclusion. Topics will include (but are not limited to): demystifying the ABCs of AI and ML (machine learning); the current realities of poverty in America; the need and importance of improving the evidence base through data diversity; neutralizing the algorithmic bias and related problems; the barriers and challenges; the possible power of AI/ML in Medicine.

Speakers and Panelists

John Auerbach, MBA

President and CEO of TFAH (Trust for America's Health)

Sanjay Basu, MSc, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

Emma Brunskill, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University

David Buckeridge, MD PhD FRCPC

Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Applied Public Health Chair in eHealth Interventions, McGill University

Jonathan Chen, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University

Geoff Cohen, PhD

James G. March Professor of Organizational Studies in Education and Business

Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy), Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

I. Glenn Cohen, JD

Professor of Law, Harvard University

Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, JD

Justice of the Supreme Court of California

Visiting Professor of Law, Stanford University

Mark Cullen, MD

Professor of Primary Care and Population Health, Stanford University

Director, Center for Population Health Sciences

Senior Associate Dean for Research

Senior Fellow at SIEPR

Victor Dzau, MD

James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pathology, Duke University

President of the National Academy of Medicine

Virginia Eubanks, PhD

Associate Professor of Political Science, University at Albany, SUNY

Author, Automating Inequality

Timnit Gebru, PhD

Microsoft Research, New York, Fairness Accountability Transparency and Ethics (FATE) group

David Grusky, PhD

Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University

Director of Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality

Trene Hawkins, MS

Program Associate, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Chad Heilig, PhD

Associate Director for Data Science, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tina Hernandez-Boussard, MD

Associate Professor of Bioinformatics, Biomedical Data Science, and Surgery

Stanford University

John Ioannidis, MD

C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology), and by courtesy, of Statistics and Biomedical Data Science

Co-Director, Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford; Director of the PhD program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research.

Roberta Katz, JD, PhD

Senior Research Scholar, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Stanford University

Margaret Levi, PhD

Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS)

Professor of Political Science, and Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University.

Mary Madden, MA

Research Lead, Health + Tech Engagement, Data and Society

Affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

Tess Posner, MSW


Allison Pugh, PhD

Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia

Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS

Professor of Surgery, Stanford University

Director, Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement Center

Nigam Shah, MBBS, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics

Assistant Director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR). Stanford University

Nirav Shah, MD, MPH

Senior Scholar, Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD

President, Stanford University

Sonoo Thadaney, MBA

Executive Director, Stanford Presence

Executive Director, Program in Bedside Medicine

Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP

Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor

Vice Chair in the Department of Medicine and Founding Faculty Director, Stanford Presence Center

Marinka Zitnik, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow in Computer Science, Stanford University


Mark Musen, MD

Professor of Biomedical Informatics

Director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR)

Jason Wang, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Director of the Stanford Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention

Nigam Shah, MBBS, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics

 Assistant Director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR)