Keynote Speakers for 2013

David NicholsDavid G. Nichols, MD

Dr. Nichols is the President and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics, an organization that certifies general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality health care during infancy, childhood, adolescence, and the transition into adulthood. Dr. Nichols has been associated with the ABP for 30 years – as a diplomate, an item writer, subboard chair, committee chair, and has served on the ABP’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Nichols is the former Vice Dean for Education and Professor of education, anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has led a wide variety of significant initiatives to improve the innovative use of technology in education.

Dr. Nichols will speak about longitudinal outcomes assessment for clinicians.



John StamperJohn Stamper, PhD 

Dr. Stamper is a member of the research faculty at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the Technical Director of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center DataShop. His primary areas of research include Educational Data Mining and Intelligent Tutoring Systems. As Technical Director, Dr. Stamper oversees the DataShop, which is an open data repository and set of associated visualization and analysis tools for researchers in the learning sciences. Dr. Stamper received his PhD in Information Technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, holds an MBA from the University of Cincinnati, and a BS in Systems Analysis from Miami University.  Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Stamper spent over ten years in the software industry including working with several start-ups.  He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA). Dr. Stamper was the co-chair of the 2010 KDD Cup Competition, titled “Educational Data Mining Challenge,” which centered on improving assessment of student learning via data mining. He has been the recipient of a number of awards including “Best Paper” at the 2012 Educational Data Mining conference titled “Automated Student Model Improvement.”

Dr. Stamper will speak about Using Data-Driven Discovery Techniques for the Design and Improvement of Educational Systems.

Bob BollingerClosing Plenary Speaker: Robert C. Bollinger, MD, MPH

Dr. Bollinger is Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education and a Professor of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Department of International Health of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. He has more than 30 years of experience in international public health, clinical research and education in a broad range of global health priorities including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy and emerging infections. His initial experience in public health in India was in 1979 and included field work with a leprosy control project in rural Bihar. In 1992, he initiated an ongoing NIH-supported, collaborative Indo-US HIV research program in Pune, with the National AIDS Research Institute/ICMR and the BJ Medical College. In addition to his research collaborations in India, Dr. Bollinger is also engaged in collaborative research projects in Uganda.

Dr. Bollinger will speak about the use of e-learning technologies and social networking technologies to support healthcare education and delivery in low resource settings.