Erica Ramos, M.S., L.C.G.C., is director of Clinical & Business Development at Geisinger National Precision Health, an initiative built on the innovations of Geisinger’s MyCode Community Health Initiative, leveraging genomics and electronic health data. At Geisinger National, she focuses on the development and implementation of clinical programs and products that will enable adoption of the Geisinger model nationally and accelerate the transition of genomic medicine from research to clinical care, at Geisinger and beyond. Erica is also the 2018 President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the leading professional organization for genetic counselors with more than 3,900 members.
Prior to joining Geisinger, Erica was an associate director of market development at Illumina, where she worked on advancing the use of whole genome sequencing in clinical care, including predictive genomics, through education and collaboration. She was the clinical head of the Understand Your Genome experiential education symposium that engaged more than 2,500 stakeholders at 40 events around the world. She joined Illumina in the Clinical Services Laboratory in 2012, where she managed the genetic counseling and variant curation teams that implemented the interpretation and reporting process for whole genome sequencing in healthy individuals and launched the lab’s undiagnosed disease offering. Her focus on education extends to teaching and mentoring college students as an adjunct professor in the Genetic Counseling Department at Augustana University.
Erica received her master’s in genetic counseling from the University of California, Irvine in 2001. Before joining Illumina, she practiced as a clinical genetic counselor for 11 years, first with prenatal and pre-conceptional patients, then in cancer and adult-onset disorders.
Program Update | All of Us Marks One Year
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As the All of Us Research Program marks one year since its national launch, former Director Eric Dishman shares an update and previews what’s coming next for the program. This includes an update on the size and diversity of the health database that All of Us is building for researchers to speed up medical breakthroughs. Eric also announces the launch of the All of Us Research Program’s public Data Browser, which will be a valuable interactive tool for both participants and researchers. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from All of Us by following us on social media and signing up for our newsletter at JoinAllofUs.org .