- School of Medicine
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Shyam Visweswaran was appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee
Shyam Visweswaran, a biomedical informatics professor and vice chair of clinical informatics in Pitt’s School of Medicine, was recently appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee. The committee's goal is to assess the current use of racialized groups and ethnic categories in biomedical research, including clinical algorithms, and make recommendations to the scientific community in the future use of race and ethnicity.
Visweswaran develops, implements and evaluates artificial intelligence-powered clinical decision support systems. His current research focuses on cataloging clinical algorithms that incorporate a person's race and ethnicity and developing computational methods for understanding the effect of race and ethnicity on model bias. At Pitt, he also directs the Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Biomedical Informatics Core.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide objective advice to guide policy, advance innovation and solve difficult problems for society. The Academies publish more than 200 reports each year offering authoritative, independent advice on important science and health policy issues. The reports are written by scientific expert committees and represent their consensus on the state of knowledge on a specific topic.