Keynote – Integrating Precision Medicine and Population Health: Challenges and Opportunities
Sandro Galeo, MD, MPH, DrPH, Dean, Robert A. Knox Professor, School of Public Health, Boston University
Precision medicine approaches hold enormous promise to focus diagnostic approaches and potentially to improve treatment opportunities over a range of diseases. However, the promise of these approaches has largely lagged their achievement. The role that context plays in shaping our response to treatment is, in no small part, responsible for this promise-achievement gap. Population health science offers an approach to understand how we can integrate influence at various levels—from individual to environmental—in prevention and treatment. A forward looking agenda then integrates the building blocks of precision medicine and population health.