The UnBIASED Advisory Board

Clinical champions

Dr. Sara Baird, MD is a physician at HealthPoint, a community-based, community-supported and community-governed network of non-profit health centers dedicated to providing expert, high-quality care to all who need it, regardless of circumstances.


Dr. David Bazzo, MD is the Director of "Fitness of Duty" in the UCSD Physician Assessment and Clinical Education (PACE) program at UCSD dedicated to the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals in the detection, evaluation, and remediation of deficiencies in medical practice.


Dr. Charles Goldberg, MD is the Associate Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program at UCSD, a Clinical Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine, leads simulations at UCSD’ Professional Development Center, and will facilitate our use of the facility in our Aim 3 evaluation.


Dr. Linda Hill, MD MPH is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UCSD, the Director of the UCSD/SDSU General Preventive Medicine Residency, and practicing at San Diego Family Care, a Federal 330 Community Health Center.


Dr. Heather Hofflich, MD is a Clinical Medical Director and Primary Care physician at UCSD Health, directing the internal medicine clinic where previous UCSD research occurred that resulted in the existing UCSD data set of patient-provider interactions.


Dr. Roberto Montenegro MD, PhD is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, director of mental health services at Echo Glen Children's Center, and specializes in cross-cultural psychiatry, transgender mental health and mental health for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Dr. Sean Mooney, PhD is the UW Medicine Chief Research Information Officer, leading Research IT to build clinical informatics platforms, and a professor in Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education in the UW School of Medicine.


Dr. Thomas Payne, MD is the Medical Director for Information Technology Services at UW Medicine, a UW professor of medicine, attending physician in the General Internal Medicine Center at UW Medical Center Roosevelt Center, and previously served as Board Chair of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

Domain experts

Dr. Mary Czerwinski, PhD is Partner Research Manager at Microsoft Research and a leading expert in the field of human-computer interaction known for research on emotion tracking for health and wellness. Dr. Czerwinski is a fellow of the ACM, EAI and APS.


Dr. Valerie Manusov, PhD is a Professor of Communication at UW and an expert in interpersonal and nonverbal communication and is a co-author for a chapter on “Biological and Social Signaling Systems” in the book Social Signal Processing edited by Dr. Judie Burgoon.

Dr. Enid Montague, PhD is an Associate Professor in the college of computing at DePaul University, adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and expert in the role of trust between people and technologies in health care work systems.


Dr. Debra Roter, PhD holds a joint appointment in medicine and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is a University Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Genomic Literacy and Communication, is an expert in patient-provider communication, and author of the Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS), a coding method for analyzing medical dialogue.


Dr. Alessandro Vinciarelli, PhD is a Full Professor at the University of Glasgow in both the School of Computing Science and the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology and an expert in Social Signal Processing, the computing domain aimed at modeling, analysis and synthesis of nonverbal behavior in human-human and human-machine interactions.

Patient champions

To be named...