AMIA 2019 Health Informatics Policy Forum Keynotes

Opening Keynote

Jack Ryan, PhD, serves as the Associate Director for Intelligent Flight Systems in the Research Directorate of NASA’s Langley Research Center. He previously served as the Branch Head for the Safety-Critical Avionics Systems Branch, the Dynamic Systems and Control Branch, and the Branch Chief of the Controls and Dynamics Branch at the Armstrong Flight Research Center. He has extensive research experience including serving as the Chief Engineer of the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System project and the Principle Investigator of the Artificial Intelligence Flight Advisor project. He has conducted research with the X-56 project, X-48 project, X-43 project, Autonomous Aerial Refueling Demonstration project, Networked UAV Teams project, the Autonomous Formation Flight project, and others. He received a BA in Physics from St. John’s University, MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from UCLA.

Lunch Keynote

Robert Califf, MD MACC, is the Donald F. Fortin, MD, Professor of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Duke University School of Medicine. He remains a practicing cardiologist. Dr. Califf was the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016-2017 and Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco from February 2015 until his appointment as Commissioner in February 2016. Prior to joining the FDA, Dr. Califf was a professor of medicine and vice chancellor for clinical and translational research at Duke University. He also served as director of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute and founding director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. A nationally and internationally recognized expert in cardiovascular medicine, health outcomes research, healthcare quality, and clinical research, Dr. Califf has led many landmark clinical trials and is one of the most frequently cited authors in biomedical science, with more than 1,200 publications in the peer-reviewed literature.

Closing Keynote

Scott W. Bauguess, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, and the Director of a new program on Securities Markets Regulation in the Center for Enterprise and Policy Analytics. Prior to joining the UT-Austin faculty, he served as the Deputy Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In that role, he oversaw data management and custom analytics programs designed to detect non-compliance with securities markets regulation, and supervised the economic analyses in recommendations to the Commission to enact federal rules related to corporate disclosure and governance, asset management, and structured finance. Dr. Bauguess received his PhD in Finance from Arizona State University in 2004, holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, and prior to his doctoral studies, spent six years working as an engineer in the high-tech industry.