We are excited to announce that the Ludeman Center is hosting Women's Health Research Day on November 10, 2021 with featured keynote speaker Noémie Elhadad, PhD.

Please join us for this outstanding keynote address on Wednesday, November 10th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. MT. You may join in-person in the Shore Family Forum of the Ben Nighthorse Campbell Building on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus or via Zoom, and we ask that you RSVP to confirm your attendance. 

Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence for Women's Health

Featuring keynote speaker Noémie Elhadad, PhD

There are urgent gaps to address in order to advance the health of women: improving our understanding of women’s specific conditions like PCOS and endometriosis, accounting for sex differences in disease presentation and treatment response, and mitigating gender disparities in access to care and care delivery. In some instances, there is a dearth of data necessary to support research in these areas, while in others, large datasets exist but are complex, noisy, and potentially biased. In this talk I argue that Artificial Intelligence (AI), especially when developed in a human-centered fashion, can tackle these challenges, generate new knowledge, and support the care of women. I will present and discuss three projects: individualized modeling of menstruation learned from 2 million self-tracked cycles; Citizen Endo, a citizen-science project together with 15,000 individuals to phenotype and manage endometriosis through mobile health and machine learning; and a study of gender differences in disease diagnosis across 100 conditions and 200 million individuals in the United States.


Noémie Elhadad, PhD

Dr. Elhadad is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and serves as Biomedical Informatics Vice Chair for Research and Graduate Program Director at Columbia University. Dr. Elhadad's research interests are at the intersection of machine learning, technology and medicine. She develops techniques that support clinicians, patients and researchers in their information workflow by deriving insights from large observational health data (e.g., the electronic patient record) and patient-generated data (e.g., online health communities and mobile health).


Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 poster competition:

Eileen Chang, PhD, M.C.R. “Intrauterine growth restricted ovine fetal skeletal muscle has reduced cell cycle activity corresponding with lower rates of myogenesis”

Sarah Perman, MD , Ludeman Center Scientist, “Public Perceptions on Why Women Receive Less Bystander CPR Than Men in Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest”

Michael Nash, MD/PhD Candidate “Maternal western style diet persistently alters liver physiology and bone marrow derived immune cell development and function in a non-human primate model of NAFLD”

Katie Marker, MPH, Doctoral student “Breast cancer subtype GWAS in 1,312 Peruvian breast cancer patients”

Natalie Hohos, PhD “High-Fat Diet Is Associated with Ovulatory Defect Regardless of the Development of Obesity”

Ramón Lorca, PhD,  Ludeman Center Scientist, “Effect of AMPK activation on human myometrial artery vasodilation from high-altitude and intrauterine growth-restricted pregnancies”

Marisol Castillo-Castrejon, MSc, PhD “Impact of lipid-based nutrient supplementation on placental mTOR signaling and IGF-1 gene methylation and fetal growth”