Erica develops the company’s strategy, value proposition, and overall approach to population-scale initiatives utilizing genetics and genomics. Prior to joining Genome Medical, Erica focused on developing programs to accelerate the responsible adoption and integration of genomics into preventive care and population health with organizations like Geisinger Health and Illumina. She also practiced as a clinical genetic counselor for 11 years. Erica is a nationally recognized leader in the genetic counseling community, serving as the 2018 President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and on the All of Us Research Program Advisory Panel. She is also an adjunct professor in the Genetic Counseling Department at Augustana University and shares her enthusiasm for genomics, genetic counseling, and Wisconsin sports on Twitter at @ERamosSD.
Population health can have different definitions depending on whom you ask. This article defines population health clearly, notes the important differences of population health vs public health and explains how genetics can improve population health initiatives.