Casey Overby Taylor participates in AIM-AHEAD Initiative
Funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD), a team of health equity researchers, including ICM core faculty member Casey Overby Taylor, seek to advance the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in health care and medicine among underrepresented communities. The NIH formed AIM-AHEAD to serve minorities and other underrepresented or underserved groups impacted by health disparities. The Johns Hopkins team, led by Roland J. Thorpe Jr., Professor of Health, Behavior and Society and Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity, serves as principal investigator at JHU and oversees the northeast hub of the consortium. Dr. Taylor, Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, brings to the project her expertise in incorporating digital health technologies into clinical research and practices. “The more diversity we bring to the field, the more we can build trusted relationships with health disparities groups,” Taylor says. “Doing this can lead to more diversity of data used in AI/ML research, and can help to achieve findings that are more reflective of, relevant and helpful to, everyone.
In addition to Johns Hopkins University, the AIM-AHEAD consortium comprises over a dozen universities and institutes, including Harvard Medical School, Meharry Medical College, Howard University, and the University of Maryland. Read more about AIM-AHEAD at Johns Hopkins on the HUB.