For the past six months the AMIA Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and subcommittees have been working to define the programs and initiatives for AMIA’s DEI efforts. More than 75 AMIA members volunteered to participate in the subcommittee work.
The DEI Committee is led by Chair Tiffani J. Bright, PhD, FACMI; and Co-Chairs Oliver Bear Don’t Walk IV, PhD, and Robert J. Lucero, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN.
To help inform AMIA’s efforts to build a more inclusive and diverse AMIA, the five DEI Subcommittees created the AMIA 2022 DEI Membership Survey.
The DEI leadership is seeking your help to collect baseline data from members and former members of AMIA.
Results from the AMIA 2022 DEI Membership Survey will be presented at the AMIA 2022 Annual Symposium. Each subcommittee is working on projects for AMIA that will be launched this Fall.
AMIA DEI Subcommittees
External outreach to marginalized or historically excluded groups to build awareness of AMIA and the informatics profession.
- Co-chairs: Terika McCall, PhD, MPH, MBA and Kim Unertl, PhD, FACMI
Retention and Advancement
Internally focused on growing a diverse set of AMIA leaders.
- Co-chairs: Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, FAMIA and Julio Facelli, PhD, FACMI
Promote diverse informatics voices, research, and activities through AMIA communications channels and advocate for more inclusive research in informatics journals
- Co-chairs: Rebecca Rivers, PhD, MPH, CPH and Hu Huang, PhD, ACHIP
Education, Governance, and Policy
Build DEI practices into AMIA’s structure; contribute to policy responses; support DEI member education activities.
- Co-chairs: Anthony Solomonides, DPhil, MMath, MSc. and Juan Espinoza, MD, FAAP
Advancement of Health Equity and Antiracism in Healthcare
Position AMIA to become a thought leader in addressing these topics at the intersection with informatics; serve as an organizational convener for education, research, and policy.
- Co-chairs: Catherine Craven, PhD, MA, MLS, FAMIA; Kevin Wiley, Jr., PhD, and Robert J. Lucero, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN