Speaker Profile

MPH, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Verily
Biography

Jessica L. Mega, MD, MPH, is the Chief Medical Officer at Verily Life Sciences. As a faculty member at Harvard Medical School (on leave), a senior investigator with the TIMI Study Group, and a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she led large, international, randomized trials evaluating novel cardiovascular therapies. She also directed the TIMI Study Group’s Genetics Program. Her research findings have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA, and elsewhere. Dr. Mega is a graduate of Stanford University, Yale University School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health. She completed Internal Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Cardiovascular Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. She has won the Laennec Society, Samuel A. Levine, and Douglas P. Zipes Awards, and she is a Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

Session Abstract – PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Interpreting human DNA and predicting the molecular effects of genetic variation will aid in the understanding of human disease and is expected to increasingly provide personalized insights on health risks and recommended disease treatment. The rapid commercialization of AI/machine learning and big data is well positioned to over time change disease diagnosis and management.