Session Chair Profile
Dawn Barry is an esteemed genomics thought leader and veteran of the San Diego biotech industry. She spent twelve years at Illumina, Inc., including serving as the vice president of Applied Genomics and leading pioneering teams in preemptive health screening, nutrition security, and transplant diagnostics. Dawn was a co-founder of the Illumina Understand Your Genome(R) symposium, which is now owned by Genome Medical. From there, Dawn embarked on a new journey to reshape health research and engage individuals to advance science via their health data. She co-founded LunaDNA, a community-owned health and DNA data platform and currently serves as the president of LunaPBC, a Public Benefit Corporation who manages the LunaDNA platform.
Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley
Session Synopsis: Sharing health information such that the status quo is disrupted, and all stakeholders have access is difficult. Misaligned incentives, incompatible technology systems, and even a lack of common nomenclature makes this a huge challenge. Successful data sharing empowers researchers, data scientists, citizen scientists, patients, and clinicians. This panel explores novel ways to gather and share data for the benefit of people.