Aug 18 - 21, 2023

Emory Health AI
Bias Datathon '23

Let's Go!
This Year's Edition

Emory University
Atlanta, GA

40

Days

18

Hours

46

Minutes

32

Seconds

Picture Perfect? The Intersection of Bias and Medical Imaging AI

Get ready to witness the tantalizing power of cross-disciplinary collaboration as the Emory Datathon unveils the true potential of harnessing diverse perspectives and skills to shed light on bias in medical imaging, particularly in chest imaging and mammography. Embracing the tenets of Accessible Science, The Hive Mind and Shared Innovation, this electrifying datathon aims to revolutionize the discourse surrounding AI bias by shining a scorching spotlight on the staggering health disparities that affect marginalized populations. Join us as we dive headfirst into the world of cutting-edge data analysis and sizzling insights, all in the service of creating a more equitable future for all.

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Social Workers
  • Health Equity Researchers

The Challenge

Disparities in mammography screening quality and access contribute to disparities in breast cancer mortality, particularly for Black and Hispanic women without private insurance. These disparities also extend to access to new mammographic imaging technology and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). Efforts are needed to address racial/ethnic, educational, and financial barriers to mammography screening and to promote equitable utilization of mammograms among women of average risk.

This datathon will investigate the presence and evolution of bias across three data streams, highlighting the importance of metrics and bias mitigation strategies. Mentors who appreciate and understand bias will bring their unique perspectives, experience, and critical thinking to the table!

As we believe that only reproducible, transparent research can help advance the field, we share all our code in open-source. All the data preparation and team's code will be made available on GitHub.

The Mentors

This is our team of experts, responsible for guiding the participating teams

Atika Rahman Paddo
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Beatrice Brown-Mulry
Emory University
Kaesha Thomas
Emory University
Hari Trivedi
Emory University
Saptarshi Purkayastha
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Brandon Price
University of Florida
Mornin Feng
National University of Singapore
Rakesh Shiradkar
Emory University
Judy Gichoya
Emory University
MinJae Woo
Kennesaw State University
Zach Zaiman
Emory University
Leo Anthony Celi
MIT-LCP, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Ramon Correa
Arizona State University
Siva Bhavani
Emory University
Chad Robichaux
Emory University
Marly van Assen
Emory University
Tyler Christian Steed
Emory University
Vedant Joshi
Arizona State University
Jason Jeong
Arizona State University
João Matos
MIT
Chrystinne Fernandes
MIT
David Restrepo
MIT
Michael Scanlan
MIT
Luis Nakayama
MIT
Po-Chih Kuo
NTHU
Bersu Ozcan
UT Southwestern
Shahriar Faghani
Mayo Clinic
Swapnil Mishra
National University of Singapore
Janice Newsome
Emory University
Bardia Khosravi
Mayo Clinic
Jacqueline Williams
Emory University

Schedule

Four intensive days of health data analysis, networking, and discussion

Time Activity Local
4:30pm Doors Open Michael C Carlos Museum Foyer
4:30pm Registration Opens Open Michael C Carlos Museum Foyer
5:00pm Reception Begins Michael C Carlos Museum Ackerman Hall
5:45pm Welcome by Dr. Gichoya Michael C Carlos Museum Ackerman Hall
6:00pm Uhuru Dancers Michael C Carlos Museum Ackerman Hall
7:00pm Tech Help Desk Opens Michael C Carlos Museum Foyer
8:00pm Reception Closes Michael C Carlos Museum Ackerman Hall
Time Activity Local
7:15am Doors Open Emory School of Medicine Room 130
7:30am Registration Opens Emory School of Medicine Room 130
7:30am Continental Breakfast nan
8:00am Welcome - Dr. Gichoya Emory School of Medicine Room 130
9:00am Teams Transition into Rooms Emory School of Medicine Room 130
9:15am Hacking Begins Emory School of Medicine
11:00am Mentoring Session Emory School of Medicine
12:00pm Lunch Woodruff Health Sciences Administration Building (WHSCAB) Plaza 2nd Floor
1:00pm Hacking Continues Emory School of Medicine Room 130
6:00pm Dinner WHSCAB Plaza 2nd Floor
7:30pm End of Day One nan
Time Activity Local
7:15am Doors Open Emory School of Medicine Room 130
7:30am Registration Opens Emory School of Medicine Room 130
7:30am Continental Breakfast nan
8:00am Briefings - Dr. Gichoya/Dr. Trivedi Emory School of Medicine Room 130
8:15am Hacking Continues nan
11:00am Mentoring Session nan
12:00pm Lunch WHSCAB Plaza 2nd Floor
1:00pm Hacking Continues nan
2:00pm Final Slides and Code Submission nan
2:30pm Final Team Presentation Emory School of Medicine Room 130
4:30pm Final Judging Emory School of Medicine Room 130
4:50pm Datathon Wrap Up Emory School of Medicine Room 130
5:00pm Team Excercise nan
6:00pm.End of Day Two nan nan
Time Activity Local
7:15am Doors Open Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building (WHSCAB) Auditorium
7:30am Registration Opens WHSCAB Auditorium
7:30am Continental Breakfast WHSCAB Plaza 2nd Floor
8:30am Welcome - Dr. Gichoya and Dr. Trivedi WHSCAB Auditorium
8:45am Welcome - Dean Carlos Del Rio WHSCAB Auditorium
9:00am Keynote Speaker WHSCAB Auditorium
9:45am Panel Discussion - Color Vision Approach to Medicine WHSCAB Auditorium
10:45am Tea Break WHSCAB Foyer
11:00am Session 1 - ELSI WHSCAB Auditorium
12:00pm Session 2 - Building Data Science Capacity Around The World WHSCAB Auditorium
1:00pm Lunch WHSCAB Plaza 2nd Floor
1:30pm Group Photo (during lunch) WHSCAB Auditorium
2:00pm Keynote: ChatGPT in Medicine WHSCAB
2:30pm Session 3 - Bias at The Intersection of AI and Innovation WHSCAB Auditorium
3:00pm Session 4 - Reading Race WSHCAB Auditorium
3:45pm Tea Break WHSCAB Foyer
4:00pm Session 5 - Envisioing a Future Without Bias WHSCAB Auditorium

Relevant Publications

Prior publications on the impact of pulse oximetry on patient outcomes in the ICU

Impressions from previous Datathons

Health Datathons take place all around the world on a monthly basis

Contact

Get directions to our Venue!

Parking Instructions

Parking Services will raise the Fishburne permit gates (not the Fishburne visitor gates) at 4pm on Friday, August 18th, allowing attendees to park without a permit and at no cost. Fees apply at the Fishburne visitor lot from 7am – 5pm M – F. Although fees do not apply after 5pm M – F and on weekends, an entry ticket is needed to exit at all times or a lost ticket fee of $25 is charged. Fees apply at the Oxford Road visitor deck from 7am – 7pm M – F. Although fees do not apply after 7pm M – F and on weekends, an entry ticket is needed to exit at all times or a lost ticket fee of $25 is charged.

Address:

Emory University School of Medicine
100 Woodruff Circle
Atlanta GA, 30322, United States

Partners & Sponsors

Thank you to our partners for making this event possible!

Organizers

Thank you to our organizers for making this event possible!

Judy Gichoya judywawira@emory.edu
Kaesha Thomas nan
Hari Trivedi nan
Beatrice Brown-Mulry nan
Zach Zaiman nan
Janice Newsome nan
Ingram Mona nan
Sam Marie Engle nan