Social Justice Series: Session 5
Topic: Big Data and Medicine
Synopsis: A conversation on the social significance and impacts of big data, artificial intelligence and policy on health equity and social justice: Implication and tools for support health ethics and mental health.
Speakers: Sergio Litekwa, MD, MPH and Terika McCall, PhD
Dr. Sergio Litewka is a faculty member in the University of Miami Department of Surgery and the Director of Global Bioethics at the university’s Institute of Bioethics. Dr. Litewka’ s work focuses on the development of research and education activities with international governmental organizations, universities, and the private sector on human subject protection, research ethics and responsible conduct of research. He was the International Director for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, a web-based initiative for research ethics and responsible conduct of research education. Dr. Litewka completed his medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires and his master’s in public health at the University of El Salvador, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dr. Terika McCall is an Assistant Professor in the Biostatistics Department (Health Informatics Division) at the Yale School of Public Health, secondary faculty at the Yale School of Medicine’s Biomedical Informatics & Data Science Section, and Director of the Consumer Health Informatics Lab (CHIL) at Yale. Dr. McCall’s research interests focus on reducing disparities in mental health service access and use through technology. Specifically, she examines the use of telehealth modalities to deliver mental health services and resources to communities that are underserved. Dr. McCall’s expertise is in user-centered design and usability testing of digital health tools.
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