supports UMSI health equity research

By | September 14, 2020
" " announced that a team of School of Information (UMSI) researchers has been selected to receive funding as part of the company’s efforts to support projects using innovative artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics to help understand COVID-19 and address its impacts. 

Faculty members Tiffany Veinot, Vinod Vydiswaran, Lorraine Buis, and Anna Laurie will receive $200,000 in funds to evaluate health equity associated with the rapid virtualization of primary health care, including access, uptake, and barriers to use. Given the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 in disadvantaged groups and their lower access to broadband internet and newer devices, Veinot said it is critical to understand and address potential healthcare disparities linked to virtual care.