Meeting Archive:
All of Us: Advancing Innovative Health Research

Meeting Description:
All of Us is a landmark project to enroll and retain 1 million or more volunteers in efforts to advance innovative health research that may lead to more precise treatments and prevention strategies. All of Us aims to build one of the largest biomedical data resources in the world, reflecting participants from diverse communities across the United States. Join Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, chief engagement officer for the All of Us Research Program, for an interactive discussion about how public health professionals can help expand All of Us’ demographic and geographic coverage. Unlike a single research study focused on a specific disease or population, All of Us will serve as a national resource for thousands of studies and a wide variety of health conditions. At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:
  1. Define precision medicine.
  2. Describe the All of Us Research Program, led by the National Institutes of Health, and a cornerstone of the larger Precision Medicine Initiative. 
  3. Identify community partners who are raising awareness about the All of Us Research Program and helping bring diverse voices to the table.
Date: Thu, Feb 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): All of Us Research Program, National Institutes of Health American Public Health Association
 Presenter Information
Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D.
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Chief Engagement Officer, All of Us Research Program, National Institutes of Health
Dr. Richardson-Heron has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the healthcare, corporate, and nonprofit sectors. She previously served as CEO for the YWCA USA for more than 4 years and led a network of more than 220 local YWCA associations across the US. Under her leadership, the organization significantly elevated its advocacy work in the areas of racial justice, civil rights, economic advancement, health, and safety. Prior to the YWCA, she served as CEO of the Greater NYC Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, national chief medical officer at the United Cerebral Palsy Association, assistant executive director and chief medical officer at United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, and executive medical director at Consolidated Edison Company of New York. She holds a doctorate in medicine from New York University School of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Barnard College.

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E)
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Executive Director, American Public Health Association
Dr .Georges Benjamin is a known public health leader, practitioner and administrator that knows from firsthand experience as a physician, what happens when preventive care is not available and the healthy choice is not the easy choice. He has led APHA since December 2002. Dr. Benjamin came to APHA from his position as secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he played a key role in developing Maryland's bioterrorism plan. He became secretary of the Maryland health department following four years as its deputy secretary for public health services during which he oversaw the expansion and improvement in the state’s Medicaid program. He is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine, a fellow of the American College of Physicians and Fellow Emeritus of the American College of Emergency Physicians.