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BrainX Community Live! August 2023: Ethical application of AI in healthcare with recommendations for bias mitigation.

Speakers: Leo Anthony Celi, Shreya Mishra & Lama Nazer.

23 August, 2023

Watch the video of this event on our YouTube channel.


Leo Anthony Celi


Leo Anthony Celi, MD, MPH, MSc. is Principal Research Scientist Massachusetts Institute of Technology Associate Professor (Part Time) Harvard Medical School. Leo focuses on scaling clinical research to be more inclusive through open access data and software, particularly for limited resource settings; identifying bias in the data to prevent them from being encrypted in models and algorithms; and redesigning research using the principles of team science and the hive learning strategy.

Shreya Mishra

MS, PhD.

Shreya is a postdoc research scholar at the Cleveland Clinic after completing Ph.D. at the Centre for Computational Biology, IIIT Delhi, India in the area of Data mining and algorithm development in genomics. Her research is focused on developing algorithms for Big Data Mining with Graph Analytics for Genomics data including various omics datasets. She is keen to develop time and space-efficient algorithms to reduce the computational complexity of omics data.

Lama Nazer


Dr Nazer is Clinical Affairs Manager and Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan. She received her Bachelor in Pharmacy from the University of Jordan and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University in North Carolina. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Oklahoma University and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Dr Nazer has over 20 years of experience in critical care at various institutions within the US and Jordan. She is actively involved with various local and international societies, including working with various committees of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and serving as the vice president and president of the Middle East Critical Care Association. She is a clinician, researcher, and educator, with a passion for capacity building. Her areas of research interest focus primarily on critically ill patients, with emphasis on sepsis, pharmacokinetics, and prediction models.

Program description:


– Introduction


– Opening remarks by Leo Anthony Celi, MD, MPH, MSc.


– “Ethics in AI”: Shreya Mishra, PhD.


– “Bias in artificial intelligence algorithms and recommendations for mitigation”: Lama Nazer, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM


– Q & A