Where is Public Health in Precision Medicine Initiative

An excellent critical review of the new initiative to improve American’s health with a strong focus on precision medicine. Though Bayer and Galea are critical of the gene centric approach as he should be, the Precision Medicine initiative does plan to include information on daily activities, demographics, and environmental exposures, that said Bayer is correct is asking… where are health disparities mentioned in the goals and outcomes of this project? How can we shift our focus from individualized, personal, and precision, to community and public health

Bayer,R, Galea, S. Aug 6, 2015. Public Health in the Precision-Medicine Era. NEJM. 373:499-501.