Voices of All of Us

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.

If you would like to recommend someone to be featured, please email allofuspress@mail.nih.gov. We welcome your suggestions.

Portrait of Billy A. Caceres

Researcher Billy A. Caceres Taps All of Us’ Diverse Data to Benchmark Health Disparities

Dr. Billy A. Caceres analyzes All of Us data to reduce cardiovascular health disparities in sexual and gender minority adults.

 

Atiya Shahid

Atiya Shahid: A Story of Survival, Resilience, and the Power of Mentorship and Research

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.

 

Keisha Bellamy

Thirst for Knowledge and Data Drives Army Veteran to All of Us

U.S. Army Veteran Keisha Bellamy, R.N., joined the All of Us Research Program to improve and expand health information.

 

Lin and Kean

Longtime Volunteers Believe Big Data Will Bring Better Health to All

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.

Dr. Cheryl Clark

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.”

Nurse Joyce Winkler

Building Bridges to Better Health: South Carolina Participant Ambassador Joyce Ann Bell Winkler

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.

Ysabel Abreu

New York Participant Ysabel Abreu: A Profile in Perseverance and the Humanity in All of Us

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.”