Jiun-Ruey Hu is a third-year M.D. candidate at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Coming from an immigrant family, Hu addresses issues of health disparities faced by Asian-American, Pacific Islander populations. As the Chief Operating Officer of the National Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, Hu has developed tools that support health screenings and education initiatives across the country. A graduate of Princeton University, Hu majored in Molecular Biology with certificates in Chinese Language and Culture, Neuroscience, and Applications of Computing. Passionate about US-China issues, he has written for Foreign Policy, studied in Beijing, led several civic action trips, and spoke at the 2012 US-China Youth Summit. His community engagement was recognized by the Spirit of Princeton Award and the Santos-Dumont Award for Innovation. His current research uses artificial intelligence techniques in risk prediction modeling to help liver cirrhosis patients in the US and China.