Past Event

Catherine Bliss - Personalized yet public? Genomic Medicine's Implications for Precision Public Health

November 16, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Event Description 

This talk examines the role of genomic and postgenomic science in precision public health. Dr. Bliss will first discuss her research into the social construction of race in genomics, and its creation of a certain population-based form of personalized medicine. Then she will examine the emergence and influence of a new scientific field of gene-environment science, social genomics. Finally, she will discuss the implications of human gene editing for the promotion of precision public health, with an eye to the relationship between how individuals and populations are being conceptualized and included.

Event Speaker

Catherine Bliss, Associate Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University

Event Information 

Free and open to the public; registration is required. 

Hosted by the Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture Project at Columbia University.