Lecture: Reflections on collaboration in Health Informatics through the lens of epistemic justice.


Professor Suzanne Bakken


11:30am - Introduction Dr Heather Strachan
11:35am - Lecture: Reflections on Collaboration in Health Informatics Through the Lens of Epistemic Justice Dr Suzanne Bakken
12:20pm - Questions from audience
12:30pm - Thanks and Close


Dr Derek Hoy, who sadly died in 2012, was a nurse, an informatics specialist and visionary, an academic and a member of BCS Health and Care Scotland.

In his honour we established a Memorial Lecture where we invite Derek’s colleagues, innovative thinkers, and influential figures to share their thoughts and help us shape the future taking account of Derek’s legacy.

Through his projects, Dr. Derek Hoy exemplified the importance of collaboration to ensure that the expertise or relevant stakeholders informed the development of health informatics innovations.

In 2024 the memorial lecture will be given by Professor Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI, the Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University.

In this lecture, Dr. Bakken will use the framework of Epistemic Injustice - a wrong done to individuals in their capacity as knowers - to reflect upon the challenges posed by more recent innovations such as chatbots, generative AI, predictive models, and phenotyping algorithms. She will also use examples from her program of research to illustrate mitigating strategies to address epistemic injustice.

About the speaker

Suzanne BakkenProfessor Suzanne Bakken

Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI, the Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Arizona State University and a MS from the University of California, San Francisco.

Following her doctorate in Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Informatics at Stanford University. Prior to her current position at Columbia University, Dr. Bakken held a tenured faculty position in the Department of Community Health Systems at the University of California, San Francisco. Her program of NIH and AHRQ-funded research has focused on the intersection of informatics and health equity for > 30 years. She leads the Center for Community-Engaged Health Informatics and Data Science and co-directs Reducing Health Disparities Through Informatics Pre- and Post-doctoral Training Program.

Dr. Bakken has published > 300 peer-reviewed papers and received awards including the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Pathfinder Award, Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, American Medical Informatics Association Virginia K. Saba Award, and American College of Medical Informatics Morris F. Collen Award.

Dr. Bakken currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, member of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Methodology Committee. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, American College of Medical Informatics, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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This event is brought to you by: Health and Care Scotland specialist group

Hybrid event: Derek Hoy Memorial Lecture 2024 - BCS Health Scotland
Date and time
Thursday 25 July, 11:30am - 12:30pm
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Vaults Members' Rooms
48 Giles Street