Program Committee

Carol Hullin, PhD, Program Chair


Dr. Carol Hullin has a doctorate in Medical Informatics from the University of Melbourne and a post graduate degree in Artificial Intelligence. She is President of the International Medical Informatics Association Latin America and the Caribbean (IMIA-LAC).  She works as a leader in the Division of Medical Informatics of the World Bank and her work takes her to underdeveloped countries managing projects to improve access to healthcare using new technologies. She meets with ministers of health from different countries and creates reports over their computational needs.

Dr. Juan Carlos Puyana, General Chair


Dr. Juan Carlos Puyana is Associate Professor of Surgery and Clinical Translational Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the Past President of the Pan American Trauma Society. Dr. Puyana’s interest in medical informatics relates to education and training in Global Health Informatics in Latin America. He is the Principal Investigator of a D43 training Grant in Colombia and has established several Research and Education collaborative programs with several universities and main trauma centers in Colombia. He is a busy clinical surgeon in Trauma and acute care surgery and therefore he is most interested in multidisciplinary projects aiming at developing low cost – bedside applications and smart technology to aid medical care and research at busy trauma centers in LMICs.

Program Committee Members
Name Afiliation Country
Dr. Henrique Andrade Unscrambl USA
Erika Caballero, MS Universidad Finis Terrae Chile
Dr. Jesús Cabán Walter Reed National Military Medical Center USA
Dr. David Claudio Montana State University USA
Dr. Aury M. Curbelo University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus PR
Dr. J. Amado Espinosa L. Director Medisist SA de CV Mexico
Dr. Mengling Feng MIT China
Omar U. Florez, PhD Research Scientist at Intel Labs (California, USA) Perú
Jorge A. González-Moreno, MD Head DuocUC School of Health Chile
Dr Tyrone W A Grandison Proficiency Labs Jamaica
Alvaro H. Mamani-Aliaga, MS Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) Perú/Brazil
Mary Helen Mays, Ph.D., MBA, MPH, RD Puerto Rican Consortium of Translational and Clinical Research PR/USA
Dr. Lourdes Medina University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus PR
Ing. Adrián Pacheco López Director de Telesalud. CENETEC, Secretaría de Salud Federal Mexico
Patricia Ordóñez Franco, PhD University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus PR/USA/CO
Fernando Suárez Obando, MD Instituto de Genética Humana. Facultad de Medicina. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Colombia
Wandaliz Torres-García University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus PR
Dr. Juan Vargas Georgia Southern University USA
Zhizhuo Zhang, Ph.D Computational Biology Group, MIT China
Hufeng Zhou Harvard USA