Jeanette McCarthy, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at Duke University and a visiting faculty member in the Division of Medical Genetics at UCSF. In this public program, she provides an overview of how advances in genomic science are affecting health care by dramatically changing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. This is an important issue for everyone in the community to understand, as it will enable all to make better and more educated decisions about personal health. This event is appropriate for a lay audience; practicing health care professionals; researchers; and prehealth students in medical, nursing and clinical laboratory science.
Jeanette McCarthy, MPH, PhD is a Visiting Associate Professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco, division of medical genetics. She currently leads the effort to develop and implement a framework for precision medicine education at UCSF, including courses and webinars for practicing health care providers. She trained as a genetic epidemiologist at UC Berkeley under geneticist Mary-Claire King, followed by a Fulbright fellowship studying HIV/AIDS in Barcelona, and has spent her career in both industry and academia, most recently at Duke University. Her research on the genetic underpinnings of infectious and chronic diseases has led to over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She recently co-authored a comprehensive review on the field of genomic medicine, published in Science Translational Medicine. Professor McCarthy is a passionate educator and has developed and taught courses in her field both nationally and internationally, and received a Golden Apple Award for her teaching at San Diego State University. In addition to her work at UCSF, she is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Duke University Center for Personalized and Precision Medicine, Editor-in-Chief of a patient-centered magazine from Big Science Media, Genome, aimed at educating and informing patients in the area of genomic medicine, and a consultant in precision medicine education