SICSS-Howard/Mathematica [POSTPONED]

Lifting New Voices to Address Ethics and Equity in AI
June 12 to June 27, 2020 | Howard University | Washington D.C.



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Naniette H. Coleman
Naniette H. Coleman is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of California Berkeley and a UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellow at Los Alamos National Lab. Since 2016 Naniette has directed the AAC&U award winning Interdisciplinary Research Group on Privacy at Berkeley. Naniette is an affiliate of the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, the Center for Long-term Cybersecurity, and the Center for Technology, Society, and Policy at Berkeley as well as the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and Berkman-Klein Center for the Internet and Society at Harvard University. Naniette’s research sits at the intersection of the sociology of culture and organizations and focuses on cybersecurity, surveillance, and privacy in the US context. Specifically Naniette’s research examines how organizations assess risk, make decisions, and respond to data breaches and organizational compliance with state, federal, and international privacy laws. Naniette holds a Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Democracy, Politics, and Institutions from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and both an M.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Communication from the University at Buffalo, SUNY. A non-traditional student, Naniette’s prior professional experience includes local, state, and federal service, as well as work for two international organizations, and two universities.
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Mary K. Awuonda
Mary Awuonda received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Howard University in 2004 and proceeded to pursue a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences with an emphasis in pharmacoepidemiology, and health services research at Howard University. To expand her research experience in health services research and to continue her passion for teaching she took up a post-doctoral fellow position at the Center for Minority Health Services Research (CMHSR) in the college of pharmacy. There she was involved in consulting on research methodology and conducting statistical evaluation for CMHSR projects involving analysis of large secondary data. Her projects involved evaluating and analyzing national health care surveys, electronic medical claims, and electronic medical records. Her passion for research and teaching continued and in 2011 she accepted a faculty position as an assistant professor at the Howard University College of Pharmacy. Since then she has worked and collaborated with clinical faculty on various patient and student projects. Her current areas of interest include medication use in pregnancy, women's health issues, minority health issues, medication adherence, drug safety, global pharmacovigilance and pharmacy education. Her work as a research fellow at CMHSR continues where she supports the design and evaluation of faculty, resident and student projects. She also continues to lead efforts to revitalize funding, collaboration and infrastructure at CMHSR. More recently she facilitated a collaborative effort to compete for a workforce diversity grant through the Office of Minority Health. Through its success the Howard University National Workforce Diversity Pipeline (HU-NWDP) project was initiated at the College. Mary Maneno now serves as the co-director for the HU-NWDP project. On a personal level Mary considers herself a proud alumni of Howard and remains committed to seeking opportunities to advance its mission through her efforts at the College of Pharmacy.


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