Epidemiology & Biostatistics PhD candidate Lauren Cruz selected for All of Us Research Scholar Program

Lauren Cruz, MPH, a PhD candidate in CWRU’s Epidemiology & Biostatistics program, was selected as a 2023-2024 All of Us Research Scholar Program. Ms. Cruz was selected from a competitive application process based on her proposed work in the genetics of primary open angle glaucoma in diverse populations.  The 2023-2024 program, which runs from September to March, matches Scholars with mentors and provides opportunities to network with other researchers interested in accessing All of Us for research on groups underrepresented in biomedical research. The Scholars are introduced to All of Us resources such as the browser, the All of Us Workbench, online recorded presentations and demonstrations, and live drop-in office hours. Scholars and mentors also participate in workshops led by the Racial Equity Consciousness Institute (RECI) at the University of Pittsburgh. The All of Us Research Scholar Program culminates in the All of Us Researchers Convention. Ms. Cruz was paired with her CWRU PhD co-mentor Dr. Dana Crawford. Dr. Crawford’s participation in the All of Research Scholar Program is sponsored by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. Ms. Cruz is co-mentored by Dr. Jessica Cooke Bailey.

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Dana Crawford

Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and Associate Director of the Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, with interest in pharmacogenomics, electronic health records, and diverse populations. Also, an avid foodie!

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