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Ruksana Azhu Valappil

Ruksana Azhu Valappil

Founder, CEO, NEEV Health


AI Expo 2021

October 12, 202113:00 -14:00

Improving Health Equity with Ethical AI

AI Healthcare - AI Expo 2021


Ruksana is a healthcare AI, ethics and sustainability advisor, neuroscientist, social entrepreneur and a purpose driven leader. She loves to help digital health teams implement ethical and trustworthy AI solutions that mitigates bias, incorporates transparency and is regulatory compliant. As an advisor and consultant, she brings her passion for equitable healthcare, research rigor, analytical skills and a collaborative approach to help build ethical AI for digital health.

She has led cross functional teams, organizations and serves on several board of directors. A founding member of WeTheChange, a coalition of 800+ mission driven women CEOs and allies aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, she currently co-leads the organization running operations, including governance, finance and partnerships. As a firm believer in public service she serves as a commissioner on California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s newly created Hospital Supplier Diversity Commission.

As an advocate for empowering women and a firm believer in integrating business with social responsibility, she runs her social enterprise, NEEV, as a California Benefit Corporation and a Certified B Corp.

Ruksana earned her PhD in Biomedical Engineering and holds a BS in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.