Speaker Profile

MD, Chief Scientist, UC Berkeley

Biography
Ziad Obermeyer is Associate Professor and Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor at UC Berkeley. His research uses machine learning to help doctors make better decisions, and help researchers make new discoveries by seeing the world the way algorithms do. His work on algorithmic racial bias has impacted how many organizations build and use algorithms, and how lawmakers and regulators hold AI accountable. He is a cofounder of Nightingale Open Science and Dandelion Health, a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and was named an Emerging Leader by the National Academy of Medicine. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and continues to practice emergency medicine in underserved communities.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 4 - January 24 9.00 A.M.-4.45 P.M.


Track Chair: Keith Yamamoto, UCSF

  • PMWC 2024 Award Ceremony:
    Luminary Honoree: Geoff Ginsburg, NIH (All of Us)
  • Fireside Chat: Geoff Ginsburg, NIH and Keith Yamamoto, UCSF
  • New Federal Programs Driving Transformative Health Breakthroughs (PANEL)
    Chair: Keith Yamamoto, UCSF
    - Arunan Skandarajah, ARPA-H
    - Susan Marqusee, NSF
    - Sheng Lin-Gibson, NIST
  • AI-driven Advances in Precision Medicine (PANEL)
    Chair: Sharat Israni, Bakar Institute, UCSF
    - Suzanne Tamang, Stanford
    - Colleen Clancy, UC Davis
    - Nevan Krogan, UCSF
    - Lauren Erdman, University of Toronto
  • Precision Medicine in New Research Frameworks (PANEL)
    Chair: Regis B. Kelly, UCSF
    - Joe DeRisi, UCSF
    - Luke Gilbert, UCSF
    - Prachee Avasthi, Arcadia Science
  • Living Therapeutics for Precision Medicine
    Chair: Michelle Hermiston, UCSF
    - Peter Marks, FDA
    - Wendell Lim, UCSF
    - Liora Schultz, Stanford
  • AI and Precision Medicine: Navigating Equity and Social Justice Challenges (PANEL)
    Chair: Hank Greely, Stanford
    - Ziad Obermeyer, UC Berkeley
    - Sara L. Ackerman, UCSF

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