Events

Past Event

Kristopher Hult – The Economics of Precision Medicine and Disparities in Health

October 12, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Schermerhorn Extension #754, Columbia University, 1200 Amsterdam Ave, New York

Speaker: Kristopher Hult, Economist at Charles River Associates and University of Chicago

Precision medicine has the potential to have a significant impact on health by improving how doctors and patients select treatments, improving a patient’s understanding of the risk of serious side effects, and creating new treatments. In this talk, Kristopher Hult discusses the economics of precision medicine and how its potential value compares to other forms of medical innovation. He also discusses who benefits from different types of innovations in precision medicine and how innovation incentives can reduce precision medicine’s effect on health disparities.

This event is part of The Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture Project, cosponsored by the Precision Medicine & Society and the Center for the Study of Social Difference. For more information on this project, please visit socialdifference.columbia.edu.