Next seminar at IDIVAL given by Dr. Young J. Juhn, from the Mayo Clinic, on the social determinants that affect health

Next Wednesday, June 5, Dr. Young J. Juhn will visit IDIVAL with the aim of establishing a collaboration with Cohorte Cantabria.

Dr. Young J. Juhn is Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Investigator at the Mayo Clinic. He is currently the Chair of Research at Mayo Clinic Health System and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Program in the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. In addition, he leads the Precision Population Science Lab research group and the HOUSES program. His research focuses on health disparities and the study of bias in artificial intelligence models. Throughout his career, he has published more than 150 research articles and has trained more than 80 researchers.

At 10:30, in IDIVAL’s Sala Grande, Dr. Juhn will give a talk open to the public entitled “THE HOUSES PLATFORM: Groundbreaking Social Determinants of Health Metric & A Digital Biomarker in Clinical and Translational Science”. The HOUSES index, developed by Dr. Juhn and his team at the Mayo Clinic, provides an individual measure of socioeconomic status based on housing characteristics, allowing analysis of how social determinants can impact health. Its implementation has been key in the United States to support health research and public policy aimed at determining the mechanisms underlying disparities in access to the healthcare system.

That same day, the Cohort Cantabria team and collaborators will meet with Dr. Juhn to advance a future collaboration between both institutions focused on the use of the data collected in Cohort Cantabria for the validation of the HOUSES index in a European population sample. This will allow a deeper analysis of the social determinants that may affect health in our region.