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Key Initiatives


PHAISE: Public Health + AI Strategic Endeavors   explores the use of artificial intelligence to help solve key public health issues

PHAISE—Public Health + AI Strategic Endeavors—is a Schoolwide initiative developed to explore the use of artificial intelligence to help solve key public health issues.  

PHAISE seeks to:

  • Foster in-depth discussion within the Bloomberg School community on AI in public health. 

  • Identify areas of strategic interest and need at the School. 
  • Enhance understanding, appropriate adoption, and development of AI tools at the School. 

PHAISE is led by the Office of the Dean in collaboration with research@BSPH.  

PHAISE Seminars

PHAISE takes shape through monthly seminars co-hosted by departments at the School. Seminars feature internal and external speakers with expertise in a range of AI topics.  

From panel discussions to presentations on research, seminars take a variety of forms and are open to all audiences. No experience with AI is required.  

Seminars are in person at or near the School’s Wolfe Street building, and will be recorded and shared internally and externally.  

Upcoming Seminars 

Biostatistics: Challenges in Deep Learning
Monday, April 8
Room W2008
Rama Chellappa, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in electrical and computer engineering and biomedical engineering, will speak at this hybrid departmental seminar.

Recent Seminars

Recent Seminar

Launch + Panel Discussion

Thursday, February 29, 2024
1:30–3 p.m.
Becton Dickinson Hall (Room W1020) 

Recent Seminar


Friday, March 1, 2024
12:15–1:20 p.m.
Sheldon Hall (W1214)


PHAISE is open to collaboration with organizations, centers, or groups with an interest in or upcoming event on AI and public health. To collaborate with PHAISE, please email

Upcoming Collaborations 

Coming soon

Recent Collaborations

EPI IDEAS: Community + Societal Engagement in AI 
Friday, March 1
Noon–1:20 p.m.
Sheldon Hall (615 N. Wolfe St., first floor) 


Task Force

PHAISE is led by a task force comprised of leaders representative of all departments across the Bloomberg School.

The PHAISE task force meets monthly to assess PHAISE’s progress and direction.  To review key takeaways from past Task Force meetings, see the research@BSPH Research Wiki site. If you are interested in presenting at or attending a task force meeting, please contact