Conference Plenary Speakers

Kyu Rhee

Wednesday Plenary

Inventing and Predicting a New Era of Health with AI

Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP
Vice President and Chief Health Officer
IBM Corporation

Dr. Rhee serves as Chief Health Officer of IBM, where he has global responsibilities for Watson Health and assuring a Culture of Health at IBM. Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Rhee was Chief Public Health Officer at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. Dr. Rhee also served as Director of the Office of Innovation and Program Coordination at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is the primary federal agency for research. Prior to his federal government service, he worked in community health settings as the Chief Medical Officer of Baltimore Medical System Inc., the largest network of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Maryland. In addition, Dr. Rhee served five years as a National Health Service Corps Scholar and Medical Director at Upper Cardozo Health Center, the largest community health center in Washington, DC.

Dr. Rhee was a Chief Resident and performed his medical residency training in both internal medicine and pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Southern California. Dr. Rhee also holds a master's degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University with a concentration in Health Care Policy. He acquired his Bachelor in Science degree from Yale University in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.


Thursday Plenary 

Resident Assessment and Big Data—Counting Things and Making it Count

Eric Warm, MD, FACP 
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
University of Cincinnati

Eric Warm, MD, FACP, is professor of medicine, associate chair for graduate medical education, and internal medicine residency program director at the University of Cincinnati. He and his team apply educational theory within the context of residency training to improve education and care. Guiding questions: how do we know that the learner has learned, and what are the outcomes of this learning on patients, learners, systems, and society?


Dr. Warm has received multiple teaching awards including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada International Residency Educator of the Year Award, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine Spotlight Innovator Award, and the University of Cincinnati’s A.B. Dolly Cohen Award. He is the current editor-in-chief of the International Clinician Educator’s Blog ( He can be found on Twitter: @CincyIM

Jennifer Golbeck
Friday Plenary

Datashock: Artificial Intelligence, Connectedness, and Readying for the Big Data Future

Jennifer Golbeck, PhD, MS 
Director of the Social Intelligence Lab
University of Maryland

Dr. Jennifer Golbeck is a computer scientist, Director of the Social Intelligence Lab, and a professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Her research focuses on analyzing and computing with social media and creating usable privacy and security systems. She writes for Slate and The Atlantic and frequently appears on NPR, including as a regular guest host for The Kojo Nnamdi Show.

Her TED talk was named one of the most powerful talks of 2014. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science at the University of Chicago, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.


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