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All of Us Research Program: Andrea Ramirez, Rachele Peterson

Andrea Ramirez has been appointed as chief data officer and Rachele Peterson as chief of staff for the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program.

Ramirez was previously a physician scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she also led the data science team at the All of Us Data and Research Center. She holds a medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, an MS in clinical investigation from Vanderbilt University, and a BS in biochemistry from North Carolina State University.

Peterson comes to All of Us from Vibrent Health, where she was senior director of clinical research and served as principal investigator for multiple projects related to Vibrent's work with All of Us. Prior to that, she was the executive director and principal investigator of the University of Arizona and Banner Health All of Us Health Care Provider Organization. She holds an MS and an executive MBA from Arizona State University and a BA in public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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