The Sixth Annual Robert H. Smith School of Business and 
IBM Business Analytics Workshop

“Leveraging the Power of Analytics for Behavioral Health”

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

Time Topic Speaker
8:30–9 a.m. Registration  
9–9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction Michael Ball, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Frank Stein, IBM Analytics Solution Center
9:15–10 a.m. Keynote Address Ira Katz, Senior Consultant for Mental Health Program Evaluation, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
10–10:35 a.m. The role of big data and advanced analytics in transforming behavioral health Amy Windham, Truven Health Analytics 
10:35–10:50 a.m. Break  
10:50–11:25 a.m. Using public health approaches to reduce substance use Amelia M. Arria, School of Public Health, University of Maryland
11:25 a.m.–Noon Opioid crisis and potential role of cognitive analytics Mustafa Karakus, IBM Watson Research Center 
Noon–1 p.m. Lunch  
1–1:35 p.m. Raising the alarm bell on opioids Margrét Bjarnadóttir, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
1:35–2:10 p.m. Exploring the causal relationships between opioid prescriptions and outcomes Bhanu Vinzamuri, IBM Watson Research Center 
2:10–2:20 p.m. Break  
2:20–2:55 p.m. Panel Discussion Tari Rangel, U.S. Army Medical Command Program Analysis & Evaluation Department
Yang Yu, Senior Health Planner, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
Moderator: Ritu Agarwal, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
2:55–3 p.m. Closing Remarks Michael Ball and Frank Stein