PMI Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director

In March 2015, NIH announced the formation of the Precision Medicine Initiative Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the (NIH) Director. On September 17, 2015, the PMI Working Group delivered to the ACD a detailed report that provides a framework for building a national research cohort of 1 million or more Americans. Having fulfilled its charge, the PMI Working Group is no longer active. Read the Report

Learn more about the charge of the working group on the ACD PMI Working Group web page. The Working Group was charged with developing a framework for creating and managing a large research cohort to understand the variables that contribute to health and disease. Data and specimens should be accessible to researchers to conduct studies to contribute to the body of knowledge to develop treatments tailored to individuals. 

Members of the PMI Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director

Portrait of Esteban Gonzalez Burchard

Esteban Gonzalez Burchard, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California, San Francisco

Harry Wm. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences; Professor and Vice Chair, Departments of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences

Center for Genes, Environments & Health

Medicine Director

Portrait of Tony Coles

Tony Coles, M.D., M.P.H.

Yumanity Therapeutics

Chairman and CEO

Portrait of Rory Collins

Rory Collins, F.Med.Sci.

University of Oxford

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

University of Oxford

Head, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Portrait of Andrew J. Conrad

Andrew J. Conrad, Ph.D.

Google X

Head of Life Sciences Team

Portrait of Karen B. DeSalvo

Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the National Coordinator

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Office of the National Coordinator

Portrait of Josh Denny

Josh Denny

All of Us Research Program

Chief Executive Officer

Portrait of J. Michael Gaziano

J. Michael Gaziano, M.D., M.P.H.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Principal Investigator, Million Veteran Program

Portrait of Kathy Guisti

Kathy Giusti, M.B.A.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Founder and Executive Chairman

Portrait of Jo Handelsman

Jo Handelsman, Ph.D.

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Associate Director for Science

Portrait of Kathy Hudson

Kathy Hudson, Ph.D.

Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group

Co-Chair, Advisory Committee to the Director

National Institutes of Health

Deputy Director for Science, Outreach and Policy

Portrait of Gwynne Jenkins

Gwynne Jenkins

All of Us Research Program

Former Chief of Staff

Portrait of Sekar Kathiresan

Sekar Kathiresan, M.D.

Massachusetts General Hospital

Director, Preventive Cardiology

Broad Institute

Institute Member

Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor of Medicine

Portrait of Sachin Kheterpal

Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A.

University of Michigan Medical School

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Portrait of Shiriki Kumanyika

Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Ph.D., M.P.H.

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology

Portrait of Richard Lifton

Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.

Yale University School of Medicine

Chair, Department of Genetics; Sterling Professor of Genetics; Professor of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Yale Center for Genomic Analysis

Founder, Executive Director

Portrait of Spero Manson

Spero Manson, Ph.D.

Colorado School of Public Health

Distinguished Professor and Director, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health

Portrait of Timothy O'Leary

Timothy J. O’Leary, M.D.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Chief Research and Development Officer

Portrait of P. Pearl O'Rourke

P. Pearl O’Rourke, M.D.

Partners Health Care System, Inc., Boston

Director, Human Research Affairs

Portrait of Bray Patrick-Lake

Bray Patrick-Lake, M.F.S.

Evidation Health

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Portrait of Richard Platt

Richard Platt, M.D., M.Sc.

Harvard Medical School Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Professor and Chair

Portrait of Terry Rauch

Terry M. Rauch, Ph.D.

U.S. Department of Defense

Director, Defense Medical Research and Development Program

Portrait of Jay Shendure

Jay Shendure, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Washington

Associate Professor, Genome Sciences

Portrait of Sue Siegel

Sue Siegel, CEO, GE

Ventures & Healthymagination


Last Reviewed: July 16, 2021