The Center fOr Data Equity (CODE)

Addressing health disparities and achieving health equity using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Welcome to CODE

CODE focuses on data science, data analytics, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in health disparities and health equity research education and outreach.

About Us

The Center is part of an effort to build research infrastructure at NCCU through the NCCU Research Centers at Minority Institutions (RCMI) grant, which is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM AHEAD), which is funded through the National Health Institute (NIH). We have a focus on health disparities and health equity research education and outreach through: 

  • Data science
  • Data analytics
  • Machine learning (ML)
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)

Interested in Joining?

Established in 2022, CODE is developing a community of artificial intelligence and equity researchers. Our team is composed of enthusiastic contributors who are highly motivated to work with new ideas.

One of our core purposes is to find ways in which technology can be available to people from all walks of life. To do this, we support and engage in collaborative research, journal publications, symposiums and workshops.

Project: AIM-AHEAD Research Data Core

The National Institutes of Health’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) program has established mutually beneficial, coordinated and trusted partnerships to enhance the participation and representation of researchers and communities currently underrepresented in the development of AI and ML models and to improve the capabilities of this emerging technology—beginning with electronic health records (EHR) and extending to other diverse data—in order to address health disparities and inequities.

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Center Affiliates

Alberico,

Alberico, Claudia

Coordinator for COVID Response Research

Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute

Location: Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (BBRI), Room 109

Email: coliveir@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-7015


Doherty,

Doherty, Irene

Research Scientist

Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute

Location: Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (BBRI), Room 114

Email: idoherty@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-7014


Harrington,

Harrington, Cherise

Associate Professor/Senior Researcher

Public Health Education

Location: Miller-Morgan Building, Room 147A

Email: cherise.harrington@nccu.edu

Phone: 919-530-7130


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Horvath, Julie

Research Associate Professor

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Location: Mary M. Townes Science Building, Room 2251

Email: jhorvath@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-6248


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Zhang, Tianduo

Assistant Professor

Mass Communication

Location: Farrison-Newton Communications Building, Room 213

Email: tianduo.zhang@nccu.edu

Phone: 919-530-7200


Team

Day

Day Grady, Siobahn

Assistant Professor

Library and Information Sciences

Location: James E. Shepard Memorial Library, Room 321

Email: sday@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-6762

Profile: https://www.nccu.edu/employee/sday


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Dong, Xialan

Research Scientist

Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise

Location: Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE), Room

Email: xdong@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-6651


Kumar,

Kumar, Deepak

Director

Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute

Location: Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (BBRI), Room 104

Email: dkumar@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-7017

Profile: https://www.nccu.edu/employee/dkumar


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Zheng, Weifan

Associate Professor

Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise

Location: Mary M. Townes Science Building, Room 1252

Email: wzheng@nccu.edu

Phone: 919-530-6752


Meet the Directors

Day

Day Grady, Siobahn

Assistant Professor

Library and Information Sciences

Location: James E. Shepard Memorial Library, Room 321

Email: sday@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-6762

Profile: https://www.nccu.edu/employee/sday


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Zheng, Weifan

Associate Professor

Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise

Location: Mary M. Townes Science Building, Room 1252

Email: wzheng@nccu.edu

Phone: 919-530-6752