AMMI speakers, panelists, and moderators listed below in alphabetical order by last name :

Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi

Associate Director, Health/Clinical Informatics; Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship; Informatics Director, Digital Health Innovation and Patient Engagement, UNC Health; Medical Director, Population Health Informatics, UNC Health Alliance

Dr. Chung is a physician scientist who is triple board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, and the subspecialty of clinical informatics. She maintains an active primary care clinical practice, which focuses on the care of complex patients with cancer and multiple chronic conditions. She is the Associate Director of the Program on Health and Clinical Informatics for the UNC School of Medicine, which is responsible for accelerating and advancing informatics research across UNC and leads the Carolina Health Informatics Research Collaborative, which brings together multidisciplinary faculty researchers from across UNC. At UNC Health Care, she is the Lead Informatics Physician for Digital Health Innovation and Patient Engagement. She also serves as the founding fellowship program director for the UNC Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Fellowship. 

https://unclineberger.org/directory/arlene-chung/ 

Moderator for Panel: Maternity Health from the Lab to Patient Care, April 15, 2021

Amelia Gibson, PhD

Associate Professor at the School of Information and Library Science, UNC Chapel Hill 

Dr. Gibson is an Associate Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Ph.D. and MLIS from Florida State University and a BA from Dartmouth College. Dr. Gibson’s research focuses on the ways that information and data are used by and against marginalized communities, with a focus on health and wellness in communities of color (particularly among women and girls) and among disabled people. Her work explores the ways we understand and replicate systemic information poverty, marginalization, and equity in local communities and on the internet. Dr. Gibson is the Director of the Community Equity, Data and Information Lab at UNC Chapel Hill 

http://ameliagibson.com/  

Plenary Speaker, April 15, 2021

Metin Gurcan, PhD

Professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine, General Internal Medicine 

Dr. Gurcan currently serves as the director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and the Clinical Image Analysis Lab at Wake Forest University. He received his BSc and PhD degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey, and MSc degree in digital systems engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, England. After completing his post-doctoral studies in the department of radiology at the University of Michigan, he worked as a senior researcher and a product director at a high-tech company, specializing in computer-aided detection and diagnosis of cancer from radiological images. Previously, Dr. Gurcan was professor of biomedical informatics and pathology and director of Division of Clinical and Translational Informatics at the Ohio State University. 

https://school.wakehealth.edu/Faculty/G/Metin-Nafi-Gurcan 

Moderator for Panel: Addressing Maternal Health Research and Information Technologies in the Public and Private Sectors, April 16, 2021

Janice Huckaby, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Maternal-Child Health, for UnitedHealthcare/Optum Population Health Solutions 

Janice Huckaby, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer, Maternal-Child Health, for Optum Population Health Services. A native of West Virginia, Dr. Huckaby attended Shepherd University and later earned her MD from Marshall University School of Medicine. She did her specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology at Hahneman University Hospital in Philadelphia, where she was recognized as Chief Resident during her final year. Dr. Huckaby started her clinical practice in a network of federally qualified health centers in southern West Virginia while also serving as volunteer clinical faculty at Marshall. She later relocated to Tennessee, where she practiced in the greater Nashville area for several years. In 2008, she joined United Healthcare as a market chief medical officer, and over the next decade held roles of increasing responsibility in both clinical and operational areas. She began leading women’s health for United Healthcare, where she spearheaded work in value based contracting and bundled payments. She is the clinical leader for United Health Group’s efforts to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. Her current role at Optum involves evolution and support of the women’s health product line as well as close partnership with Optum Social Responsibility in supporting ventures to improve maternal health. 

Plenary Speaker, April 16, 2021

M. Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH

M. Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School, Upjohn Distinguished Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School, Upjohn Distinguished Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine 

Dr. Menard received her B.S. with Honors in Zoology and Psychology from Duke University and her M.D. at New Jersey Medical School. She went on to complete her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Following her residency, she completed her fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at UNC School of Medicine in 1991. During her Fellowship, Dr. Menard completed her MPH in Epidemiology as well as became a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. Dr. Menard has been Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1994 and Maternal Fetal Medicine since 1996. In concordance, she has been certified under the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) since 2003. 

https://www.med.unc.edu/obgyn/directory/menard/ 

Panelist for Panel: Maternity Health from the Lab to Patient Care, April 15, 2021

J. Lloyd Michener, MD

Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine 

Dr. Lloyd Michener received his bachelor’s degree from Overlin College and his M.D. at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Michener went on to complete his residency at Duke Family Medicine Center. After completing his residency, he went on to complete the Kellogg Foundation fellowship in charge of management.   

Dr. Michener’s research focuses on methods for improving health of communities, including identifying opportunities for improvement; engagement with community groups, practices and agencies; development of innovative strategies; and measurement of outcomes. Dr. Michener co-chairs the Community Engagement Steering Committee for the Clinical Translation Science Awards of the NIH and is a member of the Board of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Michener is Past President of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research and received the APTR Duncan Clark Award in 2013. He is also a past member of the Institute of Medicine Committee that led to the publication of “Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health.” Dr. Michener is principal investigator for The Practical Playbook. 

https://fmch.duke.edu/profile/james-lloyd-michener-md

Panelist for Panel: Addressing Maternal Health Research and Information Technologies in the Public and Private Sectors, April 16, 2021

David Olaleye, PhD

 

Principal Research Statistician Developer, SAS Institute 

Dr. David Olaleye is a Principal Research Statistician at SAS Institute, Cary, NC. As Principal Research Statistician Developer, Dr. Olaleye works on active research and development to help shape the future of SAS Institute’s life sciences products. He received his postgraduate training in statistics, demography and clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, and School of Medicine, Philadelphia. His areas of specialization include episode-of-care analytics, pharmacovigilance/drug safety, clinical trials, big data, and machine learning algorithms. David frequently presents at scientific conferences and has authored articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-olaleye-29005353  

Panelist for Panel: Addressing Maternal Health Research and Information Technologies in the Public and Private Sectors, April 16, 2021

Herbert Peterson, MD

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, Department of Maternal and Child Health 

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Research Evidence for Sexual and Reproductive Health 

Herbert B. Peterson, MD, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor, is the past chair of the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and has a joint appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine. He also serves as Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research Evidence for Sexual and Reproductive Health, based in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School. 

Certified by both the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Peterson served for 20 years at the CDC, where he was Chief of the Epidemiologic Studies Branch and the first Chief of the Women’s Health and Fertility Branch of the Division of Reproductive Health. In 1999, he was assigned by CDC to WHO in Geneva, Switzerland where he served until coming to UNC in 2004. 

Dr. Peterson’s major research interests are at the interface of clinical medicine and public health and are increasingly focused on global women’s reproductive health, most recently on implementation science. His work has been assuring that policies, programs, and practices– and their implementation– are based on the best available science. He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, editorials, book chapters, and other publications. 

https://sph.unc.edu/adv_profile/herbert-peterson-md/ 

Closing Conference Keynote Speaker, April 16, 2021

Hoifung Poon, PhD

Senior Director, Biomedical NLP at Microsoft 

Hoifung Poon received his B.S. with Distinction in Computer Science from Sun Yat-Sen University and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from University of WashingtonDr. Poon serves as affiliated faculty at UW Medicine and serves as co-PI for various academic projects, such as DARPA Big Mechanisms. Currently, Dr. Poon leads Project Hanover at Microsoft, where they overcome the annotation bottleneck by exploiting indirect supervision from readily available resources such as ontologies and existing databases.  

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/hoifung/ 

Panelist for Panel: Addressing Maternal Health Research and Information Technologies in the Public and Private Sectors, April 16, 2021

David Stamilio, MD, MS

Dr. David Stamilio Wake Forest University Medical School, Professor, Maternal-Fetal MedicineWake Forest University Medical School, Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine 

David Stamilio received his BS from Becknell University and his MD from Hahnemann University School of Medicine. Additionally, he completed a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stamilio’s residency was completed in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical Center of Delaware and he completed two Fellowships in maternal-fetal medicine and reproductive epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania.  

Dr. Stamilio currently serves as a Professor at University of Wake Forest School of Medicine where he focuses on perinatal epidemiology, prediction on prevention of adverse pregnancy outcomes, maternal obesity and pregnancy, and maternal immune response in pregnancy and prenatal smoking.  

 https://school.wakehealth.edu/Faculty/S/David-Michael-Stamilio

Panelist for Panel: Maternity Health from Lab to Patient Care, April 15, 2021

Jennifer Tang, MD, MSCR

Dr. Jennifer Tang, MD, MSCR, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School, Associate Professor, Global Women’s Health

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School, Associate Professor, Global Women’s Health 

Dr. Jennifer Tang completed her Bachelor of Arts at Rice University, her MD at Baylor College of Medicine, her residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, and her Fellowship in Family Planning and Masters of Science in Clinical Research at UNC. 

She then moved to Lilongwe, Malawi in August 2012, where she has been involved in research, teaching, and clinical work. She helped to establish Malawi’s first OB-GYN residency program, which began in September 2013, and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Malawi College of Medicine. She also serves as a member of the Malawi Ministry of Health’s Family Planning Sub-Committee. Her research focuses on international family planning (HIV and contraception, postpartum family planning), obstetric fistula, cervical cancer, and maternal health. Her projects have been funded by the NIH, CDC, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, ACOG, and World Bank. She moved back to North Carolina in September 2017 but still returns to Malawi periodically to monitor her research there and support UNC Project-Malawi’s training and research activities. 

https://www.med.unc.edu/obgyn/directory/jennifer-h-tang-md/ 

Panelist for Panel: Maternity Health from the Lab to Patient Care, April 15, 2021

Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH

Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community HealthAssistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health 

Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH, CPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Global Health Institute at Duke University. Additionally, Dr. Vasudevan holds the title of faculty affiliate at the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke. Dr. Vasudevan completed her doctoral studies in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology from Cornell University and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco. She subsequently received a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. She is currently a Duke Clinical and Translational Sciences KL2 Research and Career Development Award Scholar. She has received several awards and honors including induction in the Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health and the Triangle Global Health Consortium’s Ward Cates Emerging Leader in Global Health award. 

https://fmch.duke.edu/profile/lavanya-vasudevan-phd-mph 

Panelist for Panel: Maternity Health from the Lab to Patient Care, April 15, 2021

Sarahn Wheeler, MD

Sarahn Wheeler, MD Duke University Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and GynecologyDuke University Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Dr. Sarahn M. Wheeler is a practicing maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Wheeler was born and raised in Mt. Laurel, NJ. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. She completed medical school at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Wheeler went on to residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Wheeler completed her maternal-fetal medicine sup-specialty training at Duke University in June of 2016. 

Dr. Wheeler currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Duke University School of Medicine. In this role, Dr. Wheeler is both a practicing clinician and research faculty. In her clinical role, Dr. Wheeler is the director of Duke’s Prematurity Prevention Program, a specialty clinic that is geared for women with risk factors for preterm birth.  In her research role, Dr. Wheeler has published several peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from fetal brain injury to vaccination during pregnancy. Dr. Wheeler’s current research focus is on race disparities in preterm birth. She is actively involved in research to develop interventions to improve utilization of preterm birth prevention therapies. 

Dr. Wheeler also serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the OB/GYN department.  In this role she leads efforts to ensure an inclusive environment for the diverse patients, faculty, staff and trainees within Duke OB/GYN. 

https://obgyn.duke.edu/about/our-faculty/sarahn-m-wheeler-md 

Keynote Speaker, April 15, 2021