Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Science Officer, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Biography
Dr. Muir co-leads the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine. In this role, she works with the Precision Medicine Advisory Council and the Governor’s Office in the selection and management of grants for precision medicine demonstration projects. Her current portfolio consists of projects that aim to address health disparities in cancer prevention and treatment. Dr. Muir also manages strategic relationships with State entities and other stakeholders including community groups, academics, and private sector partners. She previously served as a Director of the Research Proposal Development Service at UC San Diego, as well as a Senior Program Associate and Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Senate Health Committee for the California Council on Science and Technology. Dr. Muir received a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from UC San Diego, an MS in Pharmacology from Tulane University, and BS in Psychobiology from UCLA.

Talk
California State Government Efforts in Precision Medicine
This talk will cover the ongoing and future initiatives, programs, and partnerships funded by the State of California to advance precision health and medicine. The priorities of California’s first Surgeon General, the Master Plan on Aging, and State-level health data sharing will be among the discussed topics.