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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are transforming health care and medical practice at a rapid rate. The University of Illinois College of Medicine has a unique role to play in AI/ML research by bringing to this work an equity approach that ensures that health disparities are addressed.

The College of Medicine has established the Center for Health Equity using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (CHEMA) to support research, training, education, and innovation at the intersection of health equity and advanced technology.

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To use innovative technologies (or machine learning and artificial intelligence) and community partnership to promote health equity and improve health care services for diverse, underserved, and minority populations through clinical research and translational medicine.

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In its initial phase of growth, CHEMA will support five major initiatives:

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  • Dr. Niranjan Karnik

    Interim Director of CHEMA

  • Dr. Rebecca Feinstein

    Director, Health Equity and Innovative Technologies Program