AMS Announces 2020 Fellows in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence

Updated: Feb 12

Published: January 25, 2021 Source:

AMS Healthcare is pleased to announce the inaugural cadre of our Fellows in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence. These 11 exceptional individuals, from across multiple disciplines, have been selected as innovators and leaders to steward the changes ahead in healthcare. They will explore the rapid integration of technology, ensuring new models of care remain grounded in healthcare’s compassionate purpose. Their collective research will innovate medicine and clinical care, healthcare education, home care and beyond. “AMS wants to ensure that healthcare remains compassionate in an era of emerging and disruptive technologies” says AMS CEO Gail Paech. “The work of these trailblazers will be critical in that pursuit.”

Daniel Buchman

Understanding AI implications for stigma and compassion in mental health and addiction

Bioethicist- Independent Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Ben Chin-Yee

Exploring the impact of genomics and AI on health equity and compassionate care in oncology

Clinical Fellow, Schulich School of Medicine, Western University

Laura Desveaux

Understanding the emerging intersection between digitally-enabled and compassionate care.

Scientist, Women’s College Hospital

Dorothy Kessler

Developing tools to assist people with cognitive decline benefit from home monitoring technologies.

Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University

Lyndsay MacKay

Developing an AI-enabled program that codes parent-infant interaction quality