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Nicole Martinez-Martin received her JD from Harvard Law School and her doctorate in social sciences (comparative development/medical anthropology) from the University of Chicago. Her broader research interests concern the impact of new technologies on the treatment of vulnerable populations. Her graduate research included the study of cross-cultural approaches to mental health services in the Latine community and the use neuroscience in criminal cases. Her recent work in bioethics and neuroethics has focused on the ethics of AI and digital health technology, such as digital phenotyping or computer vision, for medical and behavioral applications. She has served as PI for research projects examining ethical issues regarding machine learning in health care, digital health technology, digital contact tracing, and digital phenotyping. She has examined policy and regulatory issues related to privacy and data governance, bias and oversight of machine learning and digital health technology. Her K01 career development grant, funded through NIMH, focuses on the ethics of machine learning and digital mental health technology. Recent research has included examining bias, equity and inclusion as it pertains to machine learning and digital health, as well as social implications of privacy and data protections on marginalized groups.
NIH/National Institute of Mental HealthK01 MH118375-01A1“Ethical, Legal and Social Implications in the Use of Digital Technology for Mental Health Applications”Greenwall Foundation Making a Difference in Bioethics Grant “Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Digital Phenotyping”