JuliaCon 2023

BoF: Julia in health and medicine
07-28, 16:00–17:00 (US/Eastern), 32-G449 (Kiva)

A casual, open-ended discussion for anyone interested in using Julia in health and medicine. In particular, we'll discuss strategies for growing and strengthening the Julia health and medicine community.


The goal of this session is to gather individuals interested in discussing and promoting the use of Julia in health and medicine. The Birds of a Feather (BoF) will be a casual, open-ended discussion for anyone interested in utilizing Julia to improve healthcare outcomes. This includes healthcare professionals, Julia developers, and anyone else interested in using technology to improve healthcare and the JuliaHealth ecosystem.

During the BoF, we will focus on strategies for growing and strengthening the JuliaHealth community. This includes discussing the JuliaHealth ecosystem, an initiative aimed at promoting the use of Julia in healthcare and medicine, and identifying ways to increase its visibility and reach within the healthcare community, as well as highlighting the existing needs in healthcare that JuliaHealth could help address.

We will also foster the exchange of best practices, tips, and thoughts on how to use Julia in healthcare. This could include discussing specific Julia packages or tools that are particularly useful in healthcare, as well as sharing examples of how Julia is currently being used in healthcare, such as in medical imaging, electronic health records, and/or clinical decision support systems.

Overall, the BoF will provide a valuable opportunity for individuals in the Julia and healthcare communities to connect, share knowledge, and collaborate on ways to improve healthcare with Julia.

My name is Jacob S. Zelko!
I graduated Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in biomedical engineering.
I work at Georgia Tech Research Institute in the HEAT Division as a researcher and am a Contractor for the Centers for Disease Control.

My research career has focused on mental health -- in particular, examining bipolar disorder, depression, and suicidality.
This focus has led me to studying about the social determinants of health, neurocognitive disabilities, and health equity.

Additionally, I have vested interests in observational health research and am an active member of OHDSI, open and reproducible science, knowledge management, science education, and as a practicing Christian, the intersection of faith communities and science.

I am a member of the AlgebraicJulia and JuliaHealth and am the current chair of the Diversity and Development Julia Community Fund

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M.D./Ph.D. student in biomedical informatics and computational biology at Brown University. Clinical scientist at Pumas-AI, Inc.