Addressing inequities in gene research with the All of Us project
The All of Us Research Program is designed to engage diverse participants across the U.S., particularly from communities that have been historically underrepresented in biomedical research. RTI has worked collaboratively with other consortium members to develop innovative, impactful experiences for participants. The program’s goal is to enroll 1,000,000 participants, and it has successfully signed on more than 360,000 people to date.
Data gathered from participants will help drive innovation in health care and help scientists understand how genes, health practices, and environmental exposures produce and impact health and illness. The program will gather genomic information, health information from electronic health records and additional participant-reported information gathered through surveys and wearable devices.