HOBI Grand Rounds

HOBI Grand Rounds hosts renowned speakers, scientists and educators from across the country to present the latest research, trends and perspectives on health outcomes, implementation science and biomedical informatics. These events usually occur on the second Wednesday of every month from noon -1 p.m., with breaks during holidays and summer seasons.

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HOBI Grand Rounds Speakers

Upcoming Speakers

Grand Rounds will resume in the fall semester of 2024.

Past Speakers

Spring 2024

Fall 2023

Spring 2023

  • January 10 – Ronald I. Shorr, MD, MS, Department of Epidemiology and Director, Geriatric Research Education & Clinical Center (GRECC), Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, “Fall Prevention in Hospitals: A Matter of Balance”
  • February 6 – Carla Fisher, PhD, UF College of Journalism & Communications, Director of UF’s Family·Health·Lifespan Communication Lab and a member of the UF Health Cancer Center, “Family-Centered Psychosocial Oncology Care: Helping Families Engage in Health-Promoting Communication Across the Lifespan and Disease Continuum” CTRB 2161 and via Zoom
  • February 14 – Daniel Almirall, PhD, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, “Multi-level Adaptive Implementation Strategies (MAISYs): Design Principles, Optimization Questions and Choosing the Right Experimental Design”
  • March 21 – Qianqian Song, PhD, Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, “Data Driven Informatics Approaches for Advancing Precision Medicine”

Fall 2023

  • August 9 Lisa Carter-Harris, PhD, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, “Why Lung Cancer Screening is a Process and Not a Yes/No Visit: Making the Case for Shared Decision-Making”
  • September 15Gregor Stiglic, PhD, University of Maribor, Slovenia, “AI-based prediction models in primary healthcare”
  • October 11Lawrence Hunter, PhD, University of Colorado, Denver, “Knowledge-based biomedical data science”
  • November 15Skyler Johnson, MD, University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute, “Impacts, New Insights and Challenges of Cancer Misinformation”

Spring 2022

  • January 11Todd Manini, PhD, Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics, UF, “The Road Leading to ROAMM: Remote Online Assessment and Mobility Monitor.”
  • February 8Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, “Opportunities to Advance Health Equity Through Implementation Science.”
  • March 8 Kun Huang, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, “Challenges and Opportunities in Informatics for Precision Medicine.”
  • April 19Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, University of California, San Francisco and Emory University, “Achieving Health Equity: Naming Racism and Moving to Action.”

Fall 2021

  • November 9 – Melanie Guldi, PhD, University of Central Florida, “Leveraging the RDC to analyze the National Maternal and Infant Health Survey (The Effects of Pregnancy-Related Medicaid Expansions on Maternal, Infant, and Child Health).”
  • October 12Joshua Vest, PhD, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indiana University, “Assessment of Structured Data Elements for Use in Social Risk Factor Computable Phenotyping: A Delphi Panel Study.”
  • September 14Timnit Gebru, PhD, Black in AI, “Behind the Fairness Rhetoric of Machine Learning.”

Spring 2021

  • January 12 – Garry Bennett, PhD, Duke University, “Digitally Treating Obesity and Comorbidities among the Medically Vulnerable.”
  • March 16 – Sara Birken, PhD, Wake Forest University, “Selecting and Applying Implementation Science Theories, Models and Frameworks.”
  • April 13 – Alicia Fernandez, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, “Reflecting on COVID Disparities.”
  • May 11 – Ziaogian Jiang, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center, “Recent Artificial Intelligence Applications in Biomedicine.”

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Camara Phyllis Jones - Grand Rounds

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HOBI grand rounds speakers are typically senior faculty at other institutions that offer unique perspectives or conduct insightful research at the intersection of health outcomes and biomedical informatics. Suggestions will be reviewed by our Grand Rounds committee on a quarterly basis.

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For questions about an upcoming grand rounds or to access the recording of a past event, please contact our administrative staff at HOBI@health.ufl.edu

Thank you to the HOBI Grand Rounds Committee for its work organizing and hosting these events.