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New Frontiers in Precision Population Health & Health Equity Seminar Series

This session is part of the New Frontiers in Precision Population Health & Health Equity Series.

Across the globe, we are plagued by significant health inequalities: low-income populations suffer from many more health issues than wealthier populations, and profound racial inequalities persist, amplified, and reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The New Frontiers in Precision Population Health and Health Equity Seminar Series aims to bring together public health professionals, policymakers, academics, and industry collaborators to explore how a precision population approach can be utilized to advance health equity for marginalized populations.

While precision medicine has significantly advanced patient care, reducing health disparities at the population level requires a precision population approach. This approach must leverage big data, AI, and digital innovations to create very targeted population health policies and interventions that can dramatically improve the health of underserved communities.


AI, Precision Health, & Health Equity: Opportunities & Pitfalls Panel Session

Part of AI + Health Online Conference, hosted by Stanford HAI

AI applications have the potential to transform precision health and advance health equity. Yet, to date, most applications have focused on precision medicine. This panel session will explore:

  • How we can leverage AI applications to develop innovative tailored population and public health programs and policies that significantly reduce health inequalities in underserved communities
  • Potential ethical, data, and social challenges as we make this shift
  • Future directions in AI, precision health, and health equity


Irene Dankwa-Mullan, MD, MPH

Chief Health Equity Officer, Deputy Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health

Ivor Horn, MD, MPH

Director, Health Equity & Product Inclusion, Google

Ramesh Raskar

Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, and Founder of PathCheck Foundation for Covid19 Software

Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS (Moderator)

Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology & Population Health at Stanford University, and Associate Faculty Director of Education, Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences