Martin Mendoza, Ph.D., recently joined the All of Us Research Program as the first Director of Health Equity, a new senior leadership role. Dr. Mendoza will use his significant expertise in addressing health equity issues to help improve inclusion in precision medicine research. He brings a commitment to scientific excellence in confronting the systemic and structural racism that has long affected the health and lives of underrepresented groups across the country.
Dr. Mendoza comes to All of Us from the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he served as the Director of the Division of Policy and Data. He also previously led research on minority health at the U.S Food and Drug Administration, where he authored FDA guidance on health equity and supported efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in clinical research.
Read more about Dr. Mendoza in the All of Us Research Program’s national newsletter.