Institute for Informatics (I2)
Annual Scientific Symposium

April 9, 2021, 8:45 am — 12:15 pm

Data/Bias: How do we nurture and drive equity with and within data?

Sponsored by:
Department of Medicine

Schedule of Events

8:45 – 9 a.m.

Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA, FAIMBE Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA, FAIMBE
Janet and Bernard Becker Professor and Director, Institute for Informatics (I2)
Associate Dean for Health Information and Data Science and Chief Data Scientist
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

9 – 9:20 a.m.
Opening Remarks

U.S. Rep Cori Bush Congresswoman Cori Bush
Missouri’s 1st Congressional District

9:20 – 10:25 a.m.
Bohigian Lectureship in Biomedical Informatics followed by Q&A
Health Information Technology and “Social Determinants of Health”: State of the Science and Q&A

Rachel Gold, PHD, MPH Rachel Gold, PhD, MPH
Senior Investigator​
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Lead Research Scientist, OCHIN, Inc.

10:25 – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Fireside chat with Dr. Philip Payne

Suchi Saria Suchi Saria, PhD, MSc
John C. Malone Associate Professor of Computer Science, Statistics, Nursing and Health Policy
Director, Machine Learning, AI and Healthcare Lab
Research Director, Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare
Founder, Bayesian Health

11:30 – 11:35 a.m.
Coffee break

11:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Breakout panel with speakers and I2 faculty

Rachel Gold, Suchi Saria, Philip Payne, Beth Prusaczyk, and Randi Foraker

Beth Prusaczyk, PhD, MSW Beth Prusaczyk, PhD, MSW
Instructor in Medicine
Division of General Medical Sciences
Washington University School in St. Louis
Randi Foraker Randi Foraker, PhD, MA, FAHA, FAMIA
Director, Center for Population Health Informatics (CPHI)
Assoc. Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine
Assoc. Professor of Public Health, Brown School
Washington University in St. Louis

12:05 – 12:15 p.m.

Questions? Please contact Dranette Branson at