The 100K Person Wellness Project: A Data-Rich Longitudinal Study for the Digital Age (50th Anniversary Lecture)

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 2:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium | Atkinson Hall
Nathan Price, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Director
Institute for Systems Biology

The 100K Person Wellness Project: A Data-Rich Longitudinal Study for the Digital Age (50th Anniversary Lecture)

Abstract: 
Healthcare is becoming more proactive and data-rich than anything before possible - and will increasingly focus on maintaining and enhancing wellness more than just reacting to disease. Lee Hood and I have recently launched a large-scale 100K wellness project that integrates genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, microbiomes, clinical chemistries and wearable devices of the quantified self to monitor wellness and disease. I present results from our proof-of-concept pilot study in a set of 108 individuals (the Pioneer 100 study) over the past year, showing how the interpretation of this data led to actionable findings for individuals to improve health and reduce risk drivers of disease.
Bio: 
  • Awards including an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Howard Temin Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute of Health (NIH), a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, a Young Investigator Award from Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, and a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
  • Affiliate Faculty:
    Departments of Bioengineering, Computer Science & Engineering, and Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Washington
  • Adjunct Faculty:
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Previous Positions:

  • Assistant Professor
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • ACS Postdoctoral Fellow, Lee Hood Lab
    Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, Washington

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Bernhard Palsson Lab
    University of California, San Diego

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering
    University of California, San Diego

  • B.S. (with University Honors) in Chemical Engineering
    Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Board Member:

  • Arivale (Co-Founder)
  • Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability
  • Trelys, Inc.