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Ph.D., Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Director of Discovery and Precision Health UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative, UCSF School of Medicine

Dr. Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics in the UCSF School of Medicine and is the Director of Precision Health and Discovery with the UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative. Dr. Jelliffe-Pawlowski and her team work to identify new tools, tests and technologies that can help identify pregnant women and babies at increased risk for preterm birth, complications of prematurity, and associated birth defects and developmental delays. She has a particular focus and interest in work that leverages molecular markers to help predict outcomes and identify in-roads for intervention and has developed tests to predict preterm birth, metabolically date babies at birth, and tests to predict survival and severe complications in vulnerable babies. She leads cohort studies in the United States and Africa that focus on vulnerable populations of color with the aim of uncovering and addressing cell-to-society drivers of pregnancy and newborn complications.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Data aggregation and data analysis is critical for acceleration of precision medicine, for enabling new discoveries, and for the development of efficient new treatment protocols for patients. This session will demonstrate with the help of powerful use cases the need for data collection, analysis, and interpretation for improved patient-care.

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