Gwynne Jenkins, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the former chief of staff of the All of Us Research Program. She has been involved in the NIH’s planning and implementation of the Precision Medicine Initiative research cohort and has been a core member of the program’s leadership since its inception in 2015. Trained as a medical anthropologist, Gwynne completed a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and her M.P.H at Johns Hopkins as a Sommer Scholar. Gwynne was assistant professor of anthropology and women’s studies at the University of Kansas, during which time she received awards for her teaching, chaired the American Anthropological Association Council on Anthropology and Reproduction, and joined the Universidad de Costa Rica (San José) as a Fulbright Scholar. During her sabbatical as a Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Gwynne decided to leave academia and pursue a career in policy, joining the NIH as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow in Science and Technology Policy. She accepted a position in the NIH Office of Extramural Research in 2008, and moved to the NIH Office of Science Policy in 2013, leading the Health Care Research and Policy Program.
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 .