Dr. Hood is currently on the faculty of the Institute for Systems Biology and CEO of Phenome Health, a non-profit organization driving the emergence of precision population health. He received an MD from Johns Hopkins Medical School and a PhD from Caltech. A professor at Caltech for 22 years, a co-founder and chairman of the first cross-disciplinary biology department at the University of Washington for 8 years; a co-founder and president of the Institute for Systems Biology for 18 years—the first organization promoting systems biology. He has co-founded 17 biotech companies; has 18 honorary degrees from leading institutions all over the world. He is in three US National Academies: Science, Medicine and Engineering. He developed the automated DNA sequencer that made the human genome sequence possible. He is pioneering data-driven and systems-driven 21st century medicine to transform healthcare.
Precision Population Health: A Million Person Project
Beyond the Human Genome (BHG), a second Human Genome Project, will analyze the genomes/phenomes for one million people over 10 years. BGH’s mission is to employ this data-driven approach to make a life of health accessible to all people. We are looking for partners from across the healthcare spectrum.
The COVID-19 pandemic is driving the unprecedented transformation of the global medical research ecosystem through the search for effective new therapeutics that can help ease symptoms and prevent death among COVID-19 patients.