AAHSL/GIR Nina Matheson Lecture




Cassidy R. Sugimoto, MSLS, PhD

Cassidy Sugimoto is Professor of Informatics at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. She is also currently serving a rotation with the National Science Foundation as the Program Director for the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program. Sugimoto's research expertise is broadly situated in the domains of science policy, scholarly communication, and scientometrics. Simply speaking, she investigates the ways in which knowledge is produced, disseminated, and rewarded, with a particular interest in issues of diversity and inclusion. She is interested in broad dissemination and accessibility of her own research.

To this end, she has edited and authored several books, the most recent of which--Measuring Research: What everyone needs to know--is a primer for those new to scientometrics. Her publication record is extensive and varied--including publication venues such as NatureThe LancetPLOS ONESocial Studies of ScienceJASIST, and Scientometrics. She regularly presents across the globe and her work is regularly covered by major press outlets, such as NatureScienceThe EconomistThe New York Times, and The Guardian. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Sloan Foundation. Sugimoto is actively involved in teaching and service and has been recognized in these areas with an Indiana University Trustees Teaching award and a national service award from the Association for Information Science and Technology. She is currently serving as President of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics. Sugimoto has an undergraduate degree in music performance, an MS in library science, and a PhD in information and library science, all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Carla Pugh, MD, PhD

Dr. Pugh is Professor of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Director of the Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement (T.E.C.I.) Center. Dr. Pugh obtained her undergraduate degree at U.C. Berkeley in Neurobiology and her medical degree at Howard University School of Medicine. She is the first surgeon in the United States to obtain a PhD in Education. Her research involves the use of simulation and advanced engineering technologies to develop new approaches for assessing and defining competency in clinical procedural skills. Dr. Pugh holds three patents on the use of sensor and data acquisition technology to measure and characterize hands-on clinical skills.

The Quantified MD Project: Precision Learning Through Wearable Technology


Atul Butte, MD, PhD

Dr. Butte is the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor and inaugural Director of the Institute for Computational Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is also the Chief Data Scientist for the entire University of California Health System.

Translating a Trillion Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease


John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks

John Wilbanks has spent his career working to advance open content, open data, and open innovation systems. 


Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD

Dr. Brennan began her service as director of the National Library of Medicine on August 15, 2016. She is the first woman and the first nurse to serve in that role.


Philip E. Bourne, PhD

Dr. Bourne is the Associate Director for Data Science, National Institutes of Health. 

A Successful Academic Medical Center Must be a Truly Digital Enterprise


Richard Platt, MD, MSc

Dr. Platt is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Medicine, and Executive Director of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. He is an internist trained in infectious diseases and epidemiology.

Clinical Research Data Networks - On a Clear Day You Can See the Learning Health System.


Molly Cooke, MD, FACP 

William G. Irwin Endowed Chair Director of Education for Global Health Sciences Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Data and the Human Touch:  Implications of the Information Explosion for Medical Education


Thomas R. Cech, PhD. 

Director, University of Colorado Biofrontiers Institute, Nobel Laureate (1989), and Former President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Drinking from a Fire Hose: the new Challenges of Biomedical Data


David Davis, M.D.

Senior Director, Continuing Education and Performance Improvement, AAMC

Washington, D.C.

Scaling the Knowledge Pyramid: The Shared Role of the Clinician, Educator, and Librarian


Charles P. Friedman, Ph.D., Deputy National Coordinator /Chief Scientific Officer, Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology

Electronic Health Records: How to get there from here


Nancy Lorenzi, Ph.D., M.A., Assistant Vice Chancellor, Vanderbilt University

Roles for the Library in Information Management: The Next Twenty-five Years


Peter Morville, president, Semantic Studios, Ann Arbor, MI

Ambient Findability: Challenges for Health Sciences


William Hersh, Chair, Dept. of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University

Informatics Competencies for an Informed Healthcare Workforce


Elias Zerhouni, MD, Director of NIH

NIH: Advancing Science in the 21st Century


John Halamka, CIO, Harvard Medical School

A Pragmatic Shift in Clinical Information Systems: Clinical Infrastructure for the 21st Century


Drummond Rennie, MD. Deputy Editor of JAMA

The Integrity of the Biomedical Literature


Mark Kirschner, PhD, Chair, Dept. of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School

Entrusting Publication to ‘For Profit’ Journals: The Benefits and Hidden Costs


Kenneth Shine, MD., President, Institute of Medicine

The Quality Gap: Achieving High Quality Care for All Americans


Richard Katz, VP, EDUCAUSE

Dancing with the Devil: Information Technology and the New Competition in Higher Education


Sir John Daniel, Vice President, Open University

Distance Learning and Medical Education


David Warner, M.D. Director, Institute for Interventional Informatics

Communication Age Medical Education systems: New Ways of Thinking, New Tools of Working, New Methods of Healing


George Lundberg, Editor, JAMA

The Impact of Electronic Publishing


Lawrence Weed, MD, Founder, PKC Corp., Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont

New Premises and New Tools for Medical Education and Practice


Scott Bennett, Yale University Librarian

Reengineering Scholarly Communication


Daniel Atkins, Dean & Professor, School of Information & Library Studies, University of Michigan

Frameworks for the Future: Digital Libraries, Collaboratories, and Knowledge Management Models