Dennis Murphree Jr., Ph.D. (HSR ’15), receives funding for upcoming project, Mayo Clinic Rochester
Dennis Murphree Jr., Ph.D. (HSR ’15), Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, received funding for the project “Skin of Color — UPLIFT (Universally Leveling the AI Playing Field for Dermatology)” from the Mayo Clinic Center for Digital Health Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Enablement Awards. The awards in this program are delivered in partnership with the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity and are funded as part of a grant from Dalio Philanthropies. The awards support projects that demonstrate how AI can be integrated into clinical practice to benefit health care professionals, patients and consumers in meaningful and measurable ways. The projects selected for 2023 promote the development and implementation of strategies to prevent or minimize the bias or social inequity that AI can introduce or reinforce. Dr. Murphree’s project aims to improve equity in AI studies related to dermatology by reducing or eliminating skin-tone bias in algorithmic performance. Dr. Murphree is an assistant professor of biostatistics in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.