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The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute

Annual Symposiums



5th Annual Symposium

Join The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, & Economics (CHOICE) Institute as we host three leading experts in the field of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. Speakers will use case studies to discuss unintended consequences, lessons learned, and best practices for the use of AI/ML in real-world applications. A Q&A panel discussion will follow, facilitated by Dr. Aasthaa Bansal, PhD, Associate Professor, The CHOICE Institute.

Topic: Artificial Intelligence, Real Consequences: The side effects of AI in healthcare


  • Judy Wawira Gichoya, MD, MS, Associate Professor – Interventional Radiology & Informatics, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Noémi Kreif, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Health Economics, University of York
  • Michael Willingham, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Google Health

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023

Time: 2:00 – 4:30 PM PST, reception to follow

In-Person: Foege Auditorium, Room S060, William H. Foege Hall, 3720 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98195 | Reception will be held upstairs in the Vista Café & Terrace

Virtual: Zoom Webinar (link to be provided upon registration)


4th Annual Symposium

Date: October 21, 2022

Topic: Health Equity in HEOR


  • Mónica García-Pérez, Ph.D. Economics, Professor of Economics at St. Cloud State University and Senior Fellow at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University
    • Placing the Equity within Health and Economics: Policy and Economics Dimensions
  • Susan Griffin, PhD, Professor, University of York, UK
    • Including the social value of equity impacts in economic evaluation
  • Sherri Rose, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Co-Director of the Health Policy Data Science Lab
    • Algorithmic Bias and Machine Learning in Health Care
  • Moderated by Josh Carlson, MPH, PhD

Recording: 2022 CHOICE Institute Annual Symposium: Health Equity in HEOR


3rd Annual Symposium

Date: April 29, 2021

Topic: Can We Re-Envision an Office of Health Technology Assessment for the U.S.?


  • Louis Garrison, PhD
  • Rachel Sachs, JD, MPH
  • Mark McClellan, MD, PhD
  • Gail Wilensky, PhD
  • Moderated by Sean D. Sullivan, BScPharm, PhD

Recording: 2021 CHOICE Symposium


2nd Annual Symposium

Date: March 13, 2019

Topic: Beyond Cost-Effectiveness – Incorporating & Summarizing Multiple Dimensions of Value in Healthcare Technology Assessment

Speaker: Charles E. Phelps, PhD

Recording: The CHOICE Institute 2019 Annual Symposium | Beyond Cost-Effectiveness with Dr. Charles E. Phelps


1st Annual Symposium, co-hosted by the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR)

Date: May 2, 2018

Topic: Is the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) becoming the U.S.’ counterpart to England’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)?

Speaker: Peter Neumann, Sc.D.