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Dr. Hook-Barnard co-directs the UCSF Precision Medicine Platform Committee, which aims to conceptualize and build precision medicine as a central overarching institutional vision at UCSF. She helped launch and also serves as Executive Director for the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM). She works with scientific experts and leaders from across academia, industry, and government sectors to identify and frame scientific opportunities, strategic partnerships, technical feasibility, and organizational challenges. Formerly a senior program officer with the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), Dr. Hook-Barnard directed the study, Toward Precision Medicine: Building a Knowledge Network for Biomedical Research and a New Taxonomy of Disease (2011). She was a postdoctoral research fellow at the National Institutes of Health and earned her PhD in Microbiology-Medicine at University of Missouri.