Voices of All of Us highlights the personal perspectives and experiences of program participants, partners, researchers, and leaders. These profiles chronicle individual journeys to medical research and the path to the All of Us Research Program. The profiles also amplify voices from communities historically underrepresented in research.
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All of Us Research Program participant partner Stephen Mikita continues to pave the way for individuals with disabilities to advance precision medicine.
Dr. Billy A. Caceres analyzes All of Us data to reduce cardiovascular health disparities in sexual and gender minority adults.
Graduate student Atiya Shahid embodies the vision of the All of Us Research Program, striving to improve health outcomes through her dedication to research and higher education.
Seattle participants Lin and Kean Engie joined the All of Us Research Program to help build a large data set to support medical breakthroughs: “It’s important to collect big data from a large population to know the general health of the nation,” said Lin Engie.
Connecting Social Environment and Health Outcomes to Pinpoint Disparities: Harvard Medical School Researcher, Physician, and Parent Cheryl R. Clark
As Co-Chair of the All of Us Research Program’s Social Determinants of Health Task Force, Harvard Medical School Researcher, Physician, and Parent Cheryl Clark has led work to ensure participants report on social factors that influence health. “There are things you can’t investigate unless you ask people, so you can learn about their experiences.”
Education was the bridge for Joyce Ann Bell Winkler, R.N., MPH, leading her to join the first integrated high school in her rural South Carolina community and then onto become a research nurse and principal investigator for the All of Us Research Program at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Columbia, South Carolina.
As a member of the All of Us Research Program’s Community Participant Advisory Board, Abreu is a strong advocate and proponent: “I believe in the mission of All of Us to make visible people who have been invisible. Making people visible leads to better health outcomes.”