e-HAIL Symposium 2023

New Directions in AI for Health Equity

Join Us!

The 2nd annual e-Health and Artificial Intelligence (e-HAIL) symposium, “New Directions in AI for Health Equity,” will feature two excellent keynote speakers and contributions from many U-M faculty researchers. There will also be plenty of time for focused discussion in small groups, as well as informal networking.

Accelerating interdisciplinary collaborations through opportunities for engagement around AI & health research is a major focus of the e-HAIL initiative, and the symposium is set up to maximize learning from and connecting with fellow faculty researchers interested/working in this field.

Friday, September 15
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (with informal networking immediately following)
North Campus Research Complex
Building 18, Dining Hall
2800 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI

(RSVPs are required for in-person attendance, and will help us plan the logistics and catering for the event.)


9:30 – 10:00                
Coffee and sign-in

10:00 – 10:10             
Opening remarks, introduction of keynote speaker
Rada Mihalcea, PhD

10:10 – 11:00             
Keynote (followed by audience Q&A): 15+ Years in the Making – When Will the Digital Mental Health Revolution Deliver on Its Promise
Tanzeem Choudhury, PhD, Roger and Joelle Burnell Chair in Integrated Health and Technology, Director of the People-Aware Computing group and Precision Behavioral Health Initiative, Cornell University

The power of sensors, algorithms, and AI was supposed to fix much that is wrong with mental healthcare: poor measurements, robust tracking of response to treatments, and timely delivery of personalized interventions. Yet much of mental health care and care delivery today remains the same without leveraging the advances made by technology. This talk will reflect on the progress, the gaps, and thoughts on making Digital Mental Health a success story.

11:00 – 11:30             
Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30             
Table group discussions
View a full list of table group discussion topics, discussion leaders, and recommended readings.

12:30 – 12:50             
Video research showcase
View the full list of video research showcase presenters here.

12:50 – 2:00             
Lunch and poster session
View full list of posters here.

2:00 – 2:10                 
Introduction of second keynote speaker
Akbar Waljee, MD, MSc

2:10 – 3:00                 
Keynote (followed by audience Q&A): Health AI Bias: Origins, Impact, and Solutions
Judy Wawira Gichoya, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine

In this enlightening talk, Dr. Judy Gichoya, an interventional radiologist with a deep expertise in health technology, tackles the pressing issue of bias in healthcare AI systems. Utilizing her unique vantage point at the crossroads of medicine and technology, Dr. Gichoya will guide the audience through the origins and impacts of such biases, especially on vulnerable patient groups. She will punctuate her discussion with real-world case studies and clinical observations, providing not just a diagnosis of the problem but also prescribing actionable solutions. This is a must-attend for anyone serious about the ethical implications of AI in healthcare.

3:00 – 4:00
Panel discussion:
New Directions in AI for Health Equity

Mohd Anwar, MS, PhD, North Carolina A&T State University
Judy Wawira Gichoya, MD, MS, Emory University
Brad Newsome, PhD, NIH Fogarty
Wendy Nilsen, PhD, NSF Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS)
Jodyn Platt, PhD, University of Michigan

Geoffrey Siwo, PhD, University of Michigan

4:00 – 4:30                 
Informal networking


Contact J. Henrike Florusbosch, Ph.D., e-HAIL Program Manager, at jflorusb@umich.edu.

Call for Posters

U-M students at any level, as well as as well as postdocs/researchers/faculty, are invited to participate in the symposium with a poster about research projects at the intersection of AI and health. Acceptable submissions include research contributions, work in progress, as well as previously published work. All topics within the broad field of AI and healthcare are welcome.

The poster session will take place from 12:45 – 2:00 PM on Friday, September 15. Poster submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until Wednesday, August 30, or until all slots are filled. Poster presenters will also be notified on a rolling basis (no later than Friday, September 1).

Poster presenters should also register for the symposium as soon as their poster has been accepted, and no later than Monday, September 4.

Submit here.