The National Institutes of Health’s Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) program has established mutually beneficial, coordinated, and trusted partnerships to enhance the participation and representation of researchers and communities currently underrepresented in the development of AI/ML models and to improve the capabilities of this emerging technology, beginning with electronic health records (EHR) and extending to other diverse data to address health disparities and inequities.

The rapid increase in the volume of data generated through electronic health records (EHR) and other biomedical research presents exciting opportunities for developing data science approaches (e.g., AI/ML methods) for biomedical research and improving healthcare. Many challenges hinder more widespread use of AI/ML technologies, such as the cost, capability for widespread application, and access to appropriate infrastructure, resources, and training. Additionally, lack of diversity of both data and researchers in the AI/ML field runs the risk of creating and perpetuating harmful biases in its practice, algorithms, and outcomes, thus fostering continued health disparities and inequities ...more

AIM-AHEAD Leadership Core

Jamboor Vishwanatha

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Central Hub

Dr. Vishwanatha is a Regents Professor and Vice President, a... more

Alejandra Casillas

University of California Los Angeles

West Hub

Alejandra Casillas MD, MSHS is an assistant professor of med... more

Anil Shanker

Meharry Medical College

Southeast Hub

An accomplished cancer immunologist, researcher and educator... more

Bettina Beech

University of Houston

South Central Hub

I am a public and population health scientist with experienc... more

Evelinn Borrayo

University of Colorado

North and Midwest Hub

Dr. Evelinn A. Borrayo is the associate director of research... more

Harlan Jones

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Central Hub

As a Black male Associate Professor in the Graduate School o... more

Herman Taylor

Morehouse School of Medicine

Southeast Hub

Herman Taylor is the Endowed Professor and Director of the C... more

Keith C. Norris, MD, PhD

University of California Los Angeles

West Hub

As an internationally recognized clinician-scientist, I have... more

Paul Juarez

Meharry Medical College

Southeast Hub

Paul D. Juarez, PhD is Professor and Vice Chair of the Depar... more

Roland J. Thorpe, Jr

Johns Hopkins University

Northeast Hub

Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD, is a Professor in the Department... more

Spero Manson

University of Colorado

North and Midwest Hub

Spero M. Manson, PhD (Pembina Chippewa) is a distinguished p... more

Toufeeq Ahmed

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Communication and Dissemination Hub

Dr. Toufeeq Ahmed is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical In... more

Usha Sambamoorthi

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Central Hub

Dr. Sambamoorthi is a health economist, who has dedicated he... more



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