Reading Lists

Below are a some books, videos, podcasts, or articles I really enjoyed. This page is still a WIP :). If you have any recommendations or feedback for me, shoot me an email!

Book recommendations

Health informatics

Deep learning
Yann LeCun, Yoshua Bengio & Geoffrey Hinton
Machine Learning in Medicine
Alvin Rajkomar,Jeffrey Dean, and Isaac Kohane
Stanford’s Computer Vision Course
Dissecting racial bias in an algorithm used to manage the health of populations
Ziad Obermeyer, Brian Powers, Christine Vogeli, Sendhil Mullainathan*
Challenges to the Reproducibility of Machine Learning Models in Health Care
Andrew L. Beam, Arjun K. Manrai, Marzyeh Ghassemi
Hidden in Plain Sight — Reconsidering the Use of Race Correction in Clinical Algorithms
Darshali A. Vyas, M.D., Leo G. Eisenstein, M.D., and David S. Jones, M.D., Ph.D.
Ensuring Fairness in Machine Learning to Advance Health Equity
Alvin Rajkomar, MD, Michaela Hardt, PhD, Michael D. Howell, MD, MPH, Greg Corrado, PhD, Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH
Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, Ethics/Computer Vision Tutorial
Timnit Gebru, Emily Denton

Inspirational stories

The Gift, by Preethi Ramchand
Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande
When Breathe Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
The Empathy Exams, by Leslie Jamison
Isn’t It Nice, Strangers
He and I, by Natalia Ginzburg
Notes of a Native Son, by James Baldwin

Social disparities and injustice

Reducing Racial Bias Among Health Care Providers: Lessons from Social-Cognitive Psychology
Diana Burgess, Michelle van Ryn, John Dovidio, and Somnath Saha
Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis
A Silent Curriculum
Katherine C. Brooks
My Mental Illness Did Not Prevent Me From Succeeding, But The Stigma Nearly Did
Michelle Yang
Addressing Bias in Artificial Intelligence in Health Care
Parikh RB, Teeple S, Navathe AS
Research-based solutions to stop police violence twitter thread
Samuel Sinyangwe from Campaign Zero
Allyship actions for Asians to show up for the Black community
Michelle Kim
‘Model Minority’ Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks
Kat Chow
Resource list for allyship compiled from UCSF Medical Students in APAMSA
How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change
Barack Obama
Directed by Ava DuVernay

Personal growth

David Brooks on the Road to Character, Intelligence Squared
Why We Hate, Ted Radio Hour
Dialogue and Exchange, Ted Radio Hour


The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick