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AMIA 2023 Informatics Summit Keynote and Plenary Presentations

We are excited to offer several plenary presentations including a special Keynote presentations and three Year-In-Reviews at the 2023 Informatics Summit in Seattle.


Monday March 13, 2023 | 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA
Executive Fellow, Senior Lecturer
Harvard Business School | Harvard Medical School

Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., is the author of The Long Fix: Solving America's Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone. An Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School and Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School, she focuses on the intersection of tech, climate change, and healthcare, with the aim of building more resilient systems for the future.

From 2018 to 2022, Lee served as President of Health Platforms at Verily, an Alphabet company. As the founding leader of VHP, she helped build several new successful businesses in areas of digital health, precision risk insurance, healthcare analytics, mental and behavioral health, and pandemic management, with substantial year-over-year growth during her tenure.

Prior to Verily , Lee served for six years as the CEO of the University of Utah Health Care, an integrated $3.6B system, which she led to national recognition for its health care delivery system innovations that enable higher quality at lower costs and with higher patient satisfaction, and superior financial performance. In 2016, University of Utah was ranked first among all university hospitals in quality and safety (Vizient). While at Utah Health, she launched a new commercial health plan and a new School of Dentistry. Prior to Utah, Dr. Lee was the inaugural Chief Scientific Officer of New York University’s Langone Medical Center.   

Dr. Lee is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard, received a D.Phil in medical engineering from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earned her M.D. with honors from Harvard Medical School, and her MBA from NYU. Elected to the National Academy of Medicine with over 200 peer-reviewed publications, Lee serves on the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Fund, the Board of Trustees of Boston Children’s Hospital, and is also a director on the board of Zions Bancorporation, a publicly traded company. She was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2022 for the third consecutive year.

Year in Review

Translational Bioinformatics and Data Science

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Nicholas Tatonetti, PhD, FACMI
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Nicholas Tatonetti is associate professor of biomedical informatics in the departments of Biomedical Informatics, Systems Biology, and Medicine and is Director of Clinical Informatics at the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia University. He received his PhD from Stanford University where he focused on the development of novel statistical and computational methods for observational data mining. He applied these methods to drug safety surveillance and the discovery of dangerous drug-drug interactions. His lab at Columbia is focused on expanding upon his previous work in detecting, explaining, and validating drug effects and drug interactions from large-scale observational data.

Widely published in both clinical and bioinformatics, Dr. Tatonetti is passionate about the integration of hospital data (stored in the electronic health records) and high-dimensional biological data (captured using next-generation sequencing, high-throughput screening, and other "omics" technologies). Dr. Tatonetti has been featured by the New York Times, Genome Web, and Science Careers. His work has been picked up by the mainstream and scientific media and generated thousands of news articles.


Clinical Research Informatics and Informatics Implementation

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Peter Embí is an internationally recognized researcher, educator, and leader in the field of clinical and translational research informatics, with numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations describing his innovations in the field. His areas of interest include clinical informatics, research informatics, public health informatics, and data-driven learning health systems.

Dr. Embí serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Professor of Medicine, and Senior Vice-President for Research and Innovation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Prior to assuming this role on Jan 1, 2022, he served as President and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, Professor and Associate Dean for Informatics and Health Services Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Associate Director at Indiana CTSI and Vice President for Learning Health Systems at IU Health. Previous academic leadership roles included professorships and serving as the nation’s first Chief Research Information Officer at The Ohio State University, and on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati, where he was the founding director of the UC Center for Health Informatics.

Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Year in Review

Thursday March 16, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Yuan Luo, PhD, FAMIA
Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Dr. Luo’s research interests include machine learning, natural language processing, time series analysis, integrative multi-omics analysis and multi-modal data science, with a focus on biomedical and clinical applications. He is the Chief AI Officer at the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) and at the Institute of Augmented Intelligence in Medicine (IAIM). He is also Director of the Center for Collaborative AI in Healthcare. Dr. Luo earned his PhD degree from MIT EECS with a math minor. He won the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) New Investigator Award in 2020. He served on AMIA Membership and Outreach Committee. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers. His publications appear in leading journals including JAMA, Nature Medicine, Nature Biotechnology, JAMIA, JBI etc. He has published in and/or served as AC/PC for top AI and informatics conferences including AAAI, NeurIPS, ICLR, KDD, CVPR, ACL, AMIA etc. He is a sought-after speaker, participating in high-profile global forums such as organized by JAMA Network and The Economist.

Hongfang Liu, PhD, FACMI
Mayo Clinic

Hongfang Liu's primary focus at Mayo Clinic is to facilitate the secondary use of clinical data for clinical and translational science research and health care delivery improvement using data science, artificial intelligence and informatics approaches.

Dr. Liu's research has been extensively funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health (NIH) since 2003. Her work accelerates the pace of knowledge discovery, implementation and delivery of improved health care. Dr. Liu is a member of several professional societies, including the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).

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