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Public Biography
Oliver J. Bear Don't Walk IV is a citizen of the Apsaalooke Nation in present day Montana and grew up in Washington before moving to New York. They are a PhD candidate in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University and received their bachelors in Math and Computational Science from Stanford University. Oliver's research is at the intersection of clinical natural language processing, fairness, and ethics. Their thesis focuses on the technical and ethical aspects of extracting race and ethnicity from clinical notes and how social and behavioral determinants of health can be used to inform an intersectional understanding of fairness for prognostic HIV machine learning models. Oliver was a subcommittee chair AMIAís Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, and one of the founders of the Justice Informatics group Columbia University's Department of Biomedical Informatics. Oliver is thankful for the community support which has brough him this far, and as such Oliver pays it forward through teaching and mentorship positions such as serving as an organizer for the inaugural IndigiData workshop and instructor for the DBMI Summer Research Program at Columbia University.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee

Co-Chair

The DEI Steering Committee guides and executes AMIA’s strategic goals and objectives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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