JMIR Publications Presents an International Women’s Day Webinar

International Women’s Day Webinar

JMIR Publications Presents an International Women’s Day Webinar titled: Breaking Barriers: Inspiring Inclusion for Women in Medicine and eHealth.  Join us for an inspiring and thought-provoking exploration of the achievements and challenges faced by women in medicine and eHealth.

In celebration of International Women's Day, we will spotlight the remarkable contributions of women in medicine and medical research, with a special focus on the dynamic realm of eHealth. Our distinguished panel of experts will delve into the challenges and triumphs faced by women in these fields, offering insights that inspire and ignite change. Together, let's champion diversity, celebrate achievements, and pave the way for a more inclusive future in health care. Register now to secure your spot in this empowering conversation!

Webinar Overview:
As we commemorate International Women's Day, this webinar aims to foster a profound dialog on the strides women have made in the fields of medicine and medical research, emphasizing the pivotal role they play in shaping the future of health care. The spotlight will be on eHealth, an evolving landscape where innovation meets inclusivity.

Key Topics:

  • Celebrating Achievements: Explore the achievements of women who have broken barriers in medicine and medical research, paving the way for future generations.
  • Challenges and Opportunities: Address the unique challenges faced by women in these fields, and discover the opportunities that arise from embracing diversity and inclusion.
  • eHealth Revolution: Delve into the transformative power of digital health and how women are at the forefront of driving technological advancements that reshape the health care landscape.
  • Strategies for Inclusion: Discuss actionable strategies for fostering a more inclusive environment within the medical and eHealth communities, promoting diversity in leadership and decision-making.
  • Inspirational Stories: Hear firsthand accounts from accomplished women in medicine and eHealth, sharing their personal journeys, successes, and the lessons learned along the way.

Who Should Attend:
This webinar is open to everyone passionate about advancing gender equity in medicine and eHealth, including health care professionals, researchers, students, and industry leaders.

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 12 PM EST




Karmen S. Wiliams, DrPH, MBA, MSPH, MA
Karmen is an assistant professor in the Master of Science in Population Health Informatics program in the Health Policy and Management department at the City University of New York. Dr Williams is also actively involved with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) as the previous co-chair of the Women in AMIA Pathways Subcommittee; past chair of the Dental Informatics Working Group; a member of the Retention and Achievement Subcommittee of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; and the director of “For Your Informatics,” a podcast that explores the limitless world of medical informatics. Dr Williams is passionate about increasing representation in STEM at the system level within all areas of informatics. She is the moderator for this panel and will provide input on the background of women and ethnic minorities in STEM. Karmen serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Kenrick Cato, PhD, RN, CPHIMS, FAAN, FACMI
Kenrick is a professor of informatics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and a nurse scientist for pediatric data and analytics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr Cato is a respected creator and evaluator of decision support tools. Dr Cato is a clinical informatician whose research focuses on applying state-of-the-art data science methods to electronic patient data to support decision-making for clinicians, patients, and caregivers. He is the author of over 100 publications, with several notable awards. He was awarded the Bronze Star from the US Army in 2005 and elected to the New York Academy of Medicine in 2015, the American Academy of Nursing in 2019, and the American College of Medical Informatics in 2023. Kenrick is an associate editor for JMIR Nursing.

Kelly J Craig, PhD
Kelly Jean (KJ) is the executive director of Clinical Evidence Development at CVS Health. Formerly, she served as deputy chief science officer of Evidence-Based Practice at IBM Watson Health and as a tenured associate professor of biological sciences at Colorado Mesa University. As a principal investigator, she explored the pathophysiology of disease in basic, translational, and clinical research projects, leading teams at the National Institute on Aging (part of the National Institutes of Health), academia, and a health care institution. She obtained her PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology and a teaching certificate in scientific communications from Georgetown University. KJ is an associate editor for the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Caroline Perrin, PhD
Caroline is executive director of the Geneva Digital Health Hub (gdhub) at the University of Geneva, focusing on data-driven knowledge management in digital health and enabling science-informed policy-making. Previously, as program manager for the RAFT distance learning and telemedicine network and the Geneva University Hospitals eHealth service, she focused on the design, development, deployment and evaluation of innovative health informatics solutions and multi-stakeholder partnerships to strengthen health systems. She holds a master's degree in IT management and a PhD in global health from the University of Geneva. Caroline is an associate editor for JMIR Medical Informatics and serves as the section editor for implementation reports article type. 

Tina Purnat, MSc
A passionate digital health and health information aficionado, Tina is driven by the mission to collaborate and construct robust public health systems. The ultimate goal? Empowering informed decisions for health and well-being. Her academic foundation is rooted in economics and biomedical informatics, and she flourishes when immersed in interdisciplinary, human-centric public health endeavors. Tina has over 20 years experience from academia, European Center for Prevention and Control, and the World Health Organization. Proud to be Dean’s Visiting Scholar at University of Memphis School of Public Health and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute for Digital Health, she also upholds a PMP certification alongside various non-degree pursuits. Tina Purnat is an associate editor for JMIR Infodemiology.