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Informatics education involves numerous types of programs, settings, and learning objectives. The Working Group members are united in their shared goal of creating and delivering high-quality learning experiences for many types of students and trainees.

Topics range from formal university-based degree programs, internships and fellowships, professional training across healthcare and relevant industry disciplines, and life-long learning.

The Education Working Group brings current and future educators together to engage in sharing best practices and research efforts to understand the present climate for learners.

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The goal of the Working Group is to improve informatics education through examining competencies, practices, assessment, mentoring, and other strategies.

We collaborate with the AMIA Academic Forum, the AMIA Education Committee, and the other working groups to develop, collect, and disseminate educational resources for the membership, and beyond. Specific activities include:

  • Serve as a discussion and collaboration hub for AMIA members who are interested in education and may or may not be able to attend in-person events.
  • Facilitate education- and training-related presentations and other communications of value to the AMIA community.
  • With other AMIA groups, identify education opportunities for AMIA members in partnership with governmental, academic, and industry organizations and provide a venue for ED-WG members to contribute to matters of policy relevant to informatics education.
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Renato Sabbatini, PhD, FIAHSI, FACMI, FAMIA

Chair 2023-2024
Professor of Health Informatics and Telehealth
Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health
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Ljiljana Krizanac-Bengez, MD, PhD

Vice Chair 2023-2024
Associate Professor & Health Informatics Program Director
King University
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Karen Yeager, DO

Chair Elect 2024
Phoenix Children's Hospital
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Heidi Twedt, MD

Secretary 2023-2024
ACMIO/Program Director
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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JaMor Hairston, MSHI, MS

Student Representative- Graduate 2024-2025
Senior Consultant | PhD Student
Emory University
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Jacqueline You, MD

Student Representative- Postdoctoral 2024-2025
Clinical Informatics Fellow
Mass General Brigham
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Yash Raka, Bachelors

Student Representative-Undergraduate 2024-2025
Undergraduate Student
Arizona State University, Department of Biomedical Informatics
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