Ben Rubin advances precision medicine across UCSF and with external partners by developing new strategic directions, long- and short-range plans, and innovative initiatives. He directs the Precision Medicine Platform Committee, which establishes precision medicine as a central overarching institutional vision at UCSF. Prior to this position, Ben led business development efforts for UCSF’s Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute (BCSHI), where he helped establish the Center for Real World Evidence, and served as a Science Officer for the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM), where he oversaw the selection, execution, and evaluation of demonstration projects and provided strategy and support to CIAPM and its partners. Before joining CIAPM, Ben served in the California State Senate Health Committee as a Science & Technology Policy Fellow and drew on his neuroscience research background to leverage the science of resilience, toxic stress, and childhood trauma to support multi-sector public policy efforts.
Track Chair: - Courtney McFall, UCSF
- Ben Rubin, UCSF
Patient-centric data – Real-World Evidence (RWE) and Real-World Data (RWD) - is becoming instrumental in the drug development process and for health care decisions in general. This data is not only informative for the process from discovery to new indications, clinical trial design, and drug development, it also can be of value to monitor post-marketing drug safety and for decision support in clinical practice. As the data becomes a decision driver, science companies and medical organizations are increasingly focused on leveraging RWD and RWE to not only better understand the patient populations using their drugs and the respective outcomes, but also to accelerate clinical decision support. This session will focus on the various aspects of integrating RWE and RWD to support drug development and clinical decision support.