Social Sciences Forum
“Moving from Health Disparities to Health Equity: Intersectional Lenses on Social Media and Artificial Intelligence”
Fay Cobb Payton
Thursday, September 27, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Fay Cobb Payton, Professor of Information Systems and Technology and University Faculty Scholar in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University, and Program Director in the Division of Computer and Network Systems at the National Science Foundation, will speak on “Moving from Health Disparities to Health Equity: Intersectional Lenses on Social Media and Artificial Intelligence” as the second lecture in the fall Social Sciences Forum. The lecture will discuss research on health, social media and current trends in AI, and how these trends are absent of intersectional design, interpretation and meaning for those most impacted by health disparities.
Payton’s research interests include healthcare IT/informatics and disparities; data management/science, social media use among the millennial and under-represented groups; intersectionality; racial, gender and ethnic identities in online communities; broadening participation in IT/computing and STEM education and workforce participation, and the influence of racial, class and gender identities on health information seeking and content creation. At the NSF, Payton is working with a group of leaders on programs involving Computer Science for All, Computer Science Education, Broadening Participation and others. She is also Professor of Information Technology/Systems at North Carolina State University and was named a University Faculty Scholar for her leadership in turning research into solutions to society’s most pressing issues.
Admission is free, and a reception will follow the talk.
Paid visitor parking is available in the Walker Avenue Garage. Please see here for information about parking and location of the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery.
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