Kumba Sennaar is a PhD student in Social Policy at Brandeis University. Her research interests include maternal health disparities and ethical use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. Sennar earned an M.A. in Social Policy from Brandeis, M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. with honors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Science, Technology & Society (STS). Her articles on applications of AI have been cited by consulting firms and by journals including the Boston University Law Review, Fordham Urban Law Journal and the Harvard Data Science Review.
Maternal mortality is a crisis in the United States. The Biden-Harris Administration should establish an AI Center of Excellence to bring together data sources and then analyze, diagnose, and address maternal health disparities, all while demonstrating trustworthy and responsible AI principles.