HEI Associate Director Laura Mamo gives talk at UC Santa Cruz workshop on big biodata and precision medicine

Rori Rohlfs, Laura Mamo, Martha Kenney, and Ugo Edu

From left, Rori Rohlfs, Laura Mamo, Martha Kenney, and Ugo Edu.

Dr. Mamo delivered a presentation at the UC Santa Cruz workshop, “Just Data:  Justice, Knowledge, and Care in the Age of Precision Medicine and Big Data” on May 18.

The workshop, coordinated by UCSC Science & Justice Center, sought to expand medical, basic, and social science inquiry around the ethical and justice questions surrounding big biodata, precision medicine, and health The outcome of which is to develop an agenda-setting document for a national policy discussion, and its circulation to policy institutions, especially the National Academy of Medicine and the Precision Medicine Initiative.

Three members of HEI's Science, Technology and Society Hub (the STS Hub) contributed to this important conversation: HEI Science, Justice, and Health Equity Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ugo Edu and SF State Assistant Professors Dr. Martha Kenney (Women and Gender Studies) and Dr. Rori Rohlfs (Biology, Faculty in Big Data and Health). Edu and Kenney coordinated the breakout sessions of the conference.