The UnBIASED Advisory Board

Community champions

Linda Chastine is a Black Queer Femme living, working, and building community in Seattle, WA. Graduating from the illustrious Clark Atlanta University’s Whitney M. Young, Jr., School of Social Work in 2015, Linda has been dedicated to health equity, for marginalized communities, since her introduction to the field. Linda's health equity journey has taken her from working at Planned Parenthood Southeast as an intern, moving to Seattle through the Lutheran Volunteer Corps to volunteer as a Community Outreach Liaison with The Hepatitis Education Project, to now working as the HIV Program Coordinator with AARTH, since her re-introduction to Seattle in 2017. Linda’s mission and purpose are to create and facilitate spaces for Black, Brown, & Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), to safely share their narratives as a joyful proclamation of defiance, resiliency, reclamation, and reparation. Ultimately, Linda is dedicated to dismantling all forms of oppression so that one day, all beings may have the ability to live in fullness with love, joy, & dignity, free from fear, shame, and injustice.

Alexandra Dogbe is a healthy living and social justice advocate. She is passionate about alleviating racial disparities and the effects of racial biases to create an equitable and caring healthcare system. Alexandra recently received her BS in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Business Administration and has gone on to excitedly intern with Health in Her Hue. Soon, she plans to attend graduate school and earn her Masters in Public Health.

Ayah Idris is a clinical research coordinator who is passionate about improving access to quality health care for minority groups. With a BA in Medical Anthropology and Global Health and a minor in Informatics, she is excited about leveraging new technologies to assess and improve quality of care and integrating technologies to achieve better and timelier health outcomes. Ayah plans to pursue a PhD in the area of Public Health and Health Informatics.

Joseph William Tan Garcia, BA

Joseph Tan Garcia is working towards a master's degree in Information Management. He is interested in all things related to health, technology, and people! Health exists beyond the dimensions of biomedicine and encompasses conversations of gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, and doctor/patient narratives. With a background in Anthropology and User Experience, Joseph aims to find connections between all the discourses to make us more cognizant of how we approach health. In the future, Joseph strives to be a health UX Researcher who tackles health-related sociotechnical digital interactions for all people! 

Clinical champions

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.

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.

Lauren Bibin, DNP, CNM, APRN, CNE, CHSE, CHSOS is a simulation subject matter expert and a founding member of the Washington State Simulation Plan Task Force, where she played a key role in developing a comprehensive statewide strategy for simulation-based education and training. Dr. Bibin is currently the Interim Director of Simulation for the University of Washington, where she oversees the design, implementation, and evaluation of DEI-focused simulation-based training programs for students, faculty, and staff.

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’s Professional Development Center, and will facilitate our use of the facility in our Aim 3 evaluation.

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.

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.

Sean Johnson, LISWAIC is the Program Coordinator at UW Medicine Transgender Non Binary Health Program. Sean’s background is in Social and Behavioral Sciences, having studied Social Work and Public Health at UW. Sean is deeply committed to working towards racial and social justice and ensuring quality health care is accessible for all. He has been a trans and equity advocate, speaker, podcaster, social service provider, and researcher for health equity, health disparities, and social determinants of health for the last fourteen years. 

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.

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.

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).

Angad Singh, MD is a practicing family physician and informatics leader at the University of Washington. He serves as the Physician Lead for Clinical Informatics for UW Medicine Primary Care & Population Health and is the Physician Lead for EHR Optimization across UW Medicine. He has expertise in electronic health records, digital health, health equity, telehealth, and clinical innovation.

Domain experts

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

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.

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.  

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.

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.