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“Prescribing Algorithmic Discrimination”

The School of Law invites members of the Case Western Reserve University community to a talk titled “Prescribing Algorithmic Discrimination” Wednesday, April 5, at noon in the Moot Courtroom (Room A59).

The talk will cover the rise of federally funded, state-operated prescription drug-monitoring programs (PDMPs), the algorithmic risk scores they generate, the lack of validity of those scores, and their potential to discriminate against various protected classes, including women, racial minorities, and individuals with disabilities—thereby, provoking poor health outcomes. The talk will conclude with proposed legal and policy solutions intended to mitigate the potential discriminatory impacts of PDMP algorithmic risk-scoring.

Register for this talk.