Inspiring inclusive innovation: Engaging the community on AI/ML with Pacific Island Stakeholders

The Institute for Health Disparities is leading the way in community engagement through a variety of projects and programs, including the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity, or AIM-AHEAD. Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha is the program’s contact principal investigator and lead of the Coordinating Center at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

Vishwanatha and his team work closely with communities in the Pacific Islands to develop partnerships and collaborations with stakeholders who are interested in AI/ML, researcher diversity and health equity. The engagement effort is led by team member Allison Christian.

“Community engagement and empowering the communities in advancing health equity is at the heart of HSC and IHD initiatives,” Vishwanatha said. “We are happy to have extended our reach to communities in Hawaii and Pacific Islander communities through the AIM-AHEAD program to demonstrate our commitment to community engagement.”