4th Illinois Health Data Analytics Summit: Vaccination & Post-COVID Health Challenges

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED THE 4TH ILLINOIS HEALTH DATA SUMMIT ON APRIL 9, 2021! CLICK TO VIEW PART I AND PART II OF THE SUMMIT VIDEO

Join the Health Care Engineering Systems Center at Illinois for the fourth annual Illinois Health Data Analytics Summit, this year discussing vaccination and health challenges our society will face as we mitigate COVID-19. This virtual summit will explore these topics through the lens of data scientists and clinicians, featuring speakers from across the state of Illinois affiliated with the University of Illinois, UIC, Northwestern University, Rush University Medical Center, the Illinois Department of Public Health, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, NIH, and more. Registration is free and open to the public.

Agenda

8:30-9:00 a.m.Introduction & Opening Remarks
Kesh Kesavadas, Director of the Health Care Engineering Systems Center, University of Illinois
Susan Martinis, Vice Chancellor of Research & Innovation, University of Illinois
Rashid Bashir, Dean of The Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois
King Li, Dean of The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois
9:00-9:30 a.m.Keynote Speaker I: Insights and Analytics During COVID-19 | Bala N. Hota, M.D., Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer, Rush University Medical College
9:30-10:15 a.m.Keynote Speaker II: Bioengineering for COVID-19: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) at Unprecedented Speed and Scale | Bruce J. Tromberg, M.D., Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health
10:15-10:20 a.m.Break
10:20-11:20 a.m.Data Science Session: COVID-19 Screening, Tracing, Vaccination, & Treatment
Chair: Carl Gunter, Ph.D., University of Illinois
A Psychological Vaccine against Misinformation | Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., University of Cambridge
Lucas Glass, Ph.D., IQVIA
Evolving Data Strategies During the Pandemic | David Liebovitz, M.D., Northwestern University
Ascertainment Bias, or How to get into a Data Set | Rebecca Smith, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Measuring Outcomes in Community Medicine and Population Health Work:  OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL | Mary Stapel, M.D., OSF HealthCare
Ravi Iyer, Ph.D., University of Illinois
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.Panel: Evidence-Based Policy Making During Crises
Moderator: Roy Campbell, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., University of Cambridge
Awais Vaid, M.D., Champaign Urbana Public Health District
Ravi Iyer, Ph.D., University of Illinois
May Wang, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
Marty Burke, M.D., University of Illinois
Robert Healy, M.D., Carle Foundation Hospital
12:20-1:00 p.m.Break
1:00-1:30 p.m.Keynote Speaker III: Sarah Patrick, M.D., Chief, Division of Emerging Health Issues & Lead, COVID-19 Data Intelligence Team, Illinois Department of Public Health
1:30 – 1:35 p.m.Closing Remarks
Kesh Kesavadas, Director of the Health Care Engineering Systems Center, University of Illinois
1:35-2:15 p.m.Breakout Sessions (By Invitation Only)
Vaccination
Health Disparities
Public Health Reporting
2:15-2:30 p.m.Break
2:30-3:00 p.m.Reports & White Papers

About our Keynote Speakers

Bala N. Hota, M.D. | Vice President & Chief Analytics Officer, Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Hota is a Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer, Associate Chief Medical Officer, and Associate Chief Information Officer at Rush University Medical Center. He is also a board certified Infectious Diseases physician and Professor of Medicine. His focus at RUMC has been the development of tools and systems to measure and improve quality of care, and advance data science.

Dr. Hota has, through effective use of information technology, developed software products to automate condition reporting and surveillance for public health departments; improved workflows using the EMR to recapture $50M in improved revenue cycle; developed a big data and statistical consulting group to enable advanced analytics and data science on demand; and has successfully built and commercialized software for the measurement of comorbidities for accurate risk adjustment. He has also modeled academic productivity in Informatics, publishing 57 articles on various informatics related topics. Most recently he has focused on quality measurement, identifying and publishing on issues in the US News Hospital Ranking Methodology and the CMS Star Rating System; in both instances the rating systems were improved following the proposals. He is always interested in finding novel methods to leverage information technology to improve the care patients receive.

Sarah Patrick, Ph.D. | Chief, Division of Emerging Health Issues & Lead, COVID-19 Data Intelligence Team, Illinois Department of Public Health

Dr. Patrick is the Chief of the Division of Emerging Health Issues and lead of the COVID-19 Data Intelligence Team at the Illinois Department of Public Health. She is interested in communicating public health and scientific writing, opioid epidemic addiction and prevention, disease outbreak prevention, and public health leadership. She holds a BS in exercise physiology from the University of Illinois and a MPH and Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Patrick is also an assistant professor in public health at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Public Health and Recreation Professions.

Bruce Tromberg, Ph.D. | Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Tromberg is the Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where he oversees an approximately $400 million per year portfolio of research programs focused on developing, translating, and commercializing engineering, physical science, and computational technologies in biology and medicine.  In addition, he leads NIBIB’s $500 million Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx Tech) innovation initiative to increase SARS-COV-2 testing capacity and performance.

Prior to joining NIH in January 2019, he was a professor of biomedical engineering and surgery at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Dr. Tromberg specializes in the development of optics and photonics technologies for biomedical imaging and therapy. He has co-authored more than 450 publications and holds 23 patents in new technology development as well as bench-to-bedside clinical translation, validation, and commercialization of devices. 

Dr. Tromberg received his undergraduate training in chemistry from Vanderbilt University (1979) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the University of Tennessee (1988) where he was a U.S. Department of Energy/Oak Ridge Associated Universities Fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Organizing Committee

Thank you to researchers, faculty, and representatives from the University of Illinois and our partner institutions for helping to make our summit possible.

Paul Arnold, Carle Foundation Hospital, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Roy Campbell, The Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Neal Cohen, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Adam Cross, University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria

Jonathan Handler, OSF HealthCare

Ravi Iyer, The Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sanmi Koyejo, The Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

King Li, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

David Liebovitz, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Kaylee Lukacena, Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Brent Roberts, Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jared Rogers, OSF HealthCare

Rebecca Smith, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jimeng Sun, The Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Awais Vaid, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

John Vozenilek, OSF HealthCare

May Wang, Department of Bioengineering, Georgia Tech

T. Kesh Kesavadas, Health Care Engineering Systems Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Antonios Michalos, Health Care Engineering Systems Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

George Heintz, Health Care Engineering Systems Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Michelle Osborne, Health Care Engineering Systems Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Veronica Severini, Health Care Engineering Systems Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign