Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke University,
Visiting Associate Professor, UCSF,
Jeanette McCarthy is a UC Berkeley trained genetic epidemiologist and spent the early part of her career in industry at Millennium Pharmaceuticals before transitioning to academia.She currently holds a visiting faculty appointment at UCSF and and adjunct faculty position at Duke University. Her previous research had focused on the genetic underpinnings of complex diseases, both infectious and chronic.
More recently, she has become a leading educator in the field of genomic and precision medicine involved in both health care consumer and provider education. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the first consumer-facing magazine in this field, Genome, launched in 2014. Through Coursera at UCSF she developed the open online course for health care providers, Genomic and Precision Medicine. She also designs and delivers workshops, symposia and webinars to various stakeholders through her consulting business, Precision Medicine Advisors and an education company she founded, Precision Medicine Academy, LLC.