Gillian Hooker

Biography

Applying her background in molecular and clinical genetics, genetic counseling and behavioral science, Gillian is committed to overcoming the barriers to effective translation of genome science at the patient, provider and system levels. As a researcher in academic and government settings, Gillian has worked with numerous transdisciplinary teams on the front lines of genomics, developing and evaluating methods for delivering genomic information to patients and their providers. Having served as the associate director of a genetic counseling training program, Gillian also brings significant experience in genetics education and outreach.

Gillian completed her doctoral degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University and her masters degree in Genetic Counseling at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health / National Human Genome Research Institute Genetic Counseling Training Program. She has been actively involved in the National Society of Genetic Counselors, serving on multiple committees and holding leadership positions in the Familial Cancer and Research Special Interest Groups.

 

 

Presentation Details

Title:
Diagnostic Information Technology – Analytics and Algorithms that are Improving Care and Lowering Costs

Description:

Understanding how each individual metabolizes specific pharmaceuticals; knowing whether a person’s DNA is more likely to respond positively or negatively to certain therapeutics; and understanding gene expression patterns – knowing whether a gene is “turned on” or “turned off” are evolutionary keys to:

  • Knowing whether a prescription drug therapy plan is working as intended, providing no clinical value, or causing harm
  • Evaluating a person’s likely response to a life-changing treatment plan
  • Confirming a Yes or No complex autoimmune diagnosis

In the truest sense of the word, today’s breakthroughs in diagnostic information technology are elevating the health system’s ability to provide the most effective care, at the most appropriate time at the most reasonable costs.

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion where we explore how the diagnostic information technology revolution is reshaping and redefining population health management. Game-changing companies located here in the southeast will represent the panel:

  • Sano Informed Prescribing (thinksano.com) – Timothy P. Ryan, PhD, Founder, CEO/CSO, Sano Informed Prescribing
  • IQuity (iquitylabs.com) – Drew Harmata, PhD, CEO
  • NextDxGx (nextgxdx.com) – Gillian Hooker, PhD, CGC, Vice President, Clinical Development
  • RBConsulting (teamrbcmarketing.com) – Robert Berra, Principal