San Diego State University
"San Diego State University (SDSU) is a transborder, research-intensive Hispanic-Serving Institution located on Kumeyaay land with decades-long history of serving diverse populations on campus and in our community. Our graduates consistently make up a majority of the health care workers in our region and are key players in driving innovation in the country’s third-largest biotech industry. SDSU is invested in preparing a workforce with the data science knowledge to develop, deploy, and evaluate unbiased artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) tools which are becoming more pervasive in the critical health care decision-making process. In partnership with the AIM-AHEAD PAIR Program, our faculty Dr. Uduak George (MPI), an associate professor of mathematics and Dr. Melody Schiaffino (MPI) an associate professor of health services research are establishing a Cancer Health Equity & AI Research Lab at SDSU. The Cancer Health Equity & AI Research Lab will advance AI in health equity research and provide exceptional talent and resources needed to educate and train underrepresented minority scientists and health professionals that are capable of contributing to the future AI workforce." -- SDSU 2023
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Research Interests: Multiscale computational modeling of the formation of branched tubular organs (i.e., the mammary gland, lungs, and pancreas) under different environmental perturbations.
Associate Professor of Health Services Research
Research Interests: Cancer and Aging Disparities, Care Delivery Systems Science, Telemedicine, Equity in Information Systems (EMRs, GIS), Language Access in Healthcare