Session Chair Profile
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, as chief engagement officer of the All of Us Research Program, is leading outreach efforts to enroll and retain one million or more volunteers in a landmark effort 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 sets in the world, involving participants from diverse communities across the United States. She will forge partnerships with research participants, health care professionals, and national and community-based organizations to raise awareness of the program and engage members, with a special focus on populations that have been historically underrepresented in research. Richardson-Heron graduated from NYU School of Medicine (MD) where she also completed an internship and residency. Richardson-Heron has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in the health care, corporate, and nonprofit sectors.
Session Abstract – PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley
Session Synopsis: Engaging volunteers of all economic levels, races and ethnicities, and communities will be vital to producing meaningful health outcomes for historically underrepresented communities. This panel will discuss approaches to develop, pilot, and refine protocols that will be successful in bringing underserved individuals, families, and communities into the program.