S38: Panel – JAMIA as a Voice for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Biomedical and Health Informatics, Health Care, and Society

Wednesday, March 24 – 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

In this session, the JAMIA Editor-in-Chief, as well as an Associate Editor, Guest Editor, and two authors reflect on the role of JAMIA as one of AMIA’s journals to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in AMIA, biomedical and health informatics and society.

Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI
Columbia University
will provide an overview of JAMIA’s efforts and serve as the moderator for the panel.


Tina Hernandez-Boussard, PhD, FACMI
Stanford University
Associate Editor
will discuss the importance of transparency in medical AI reporting and standards to support such reporting as exemplified in her 2020 JAMIA paper.


Tiffany Veinot, PhD
University of Michigan
Guest Editor and Editorial Board Member
will discuss the intersection of health equity and informatics, as reflected in a 2019 special double issue of JAMIA that she led along with Jessica Ancker, PhD, FACMI (Associate Editor) highlighting key challenges and important next steps.

Matt Pantell, MD, MS
University of California, San Francisco
will discuss the need for a sub-field of informatics that he and his JAMIA co-authors call “social informatics” because of its tight integration of social determinants of health.


Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH
Indiana University
will address diversity and inclusion in the education pipeline by summarizing a study, published in JAMIA, that examined graduation rates and future positions of under-represented minorities in biomedical informatics PhD programs.

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