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Jacque Adams

Precision Health Program Certificate Student
School of Information MS Health Informatics Candidate

Biography

Jacque Adams is a first-year Master of Health Informatics student currently working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Her first experience with genomic data was BRCA testing. She lost her mom to breast cancer, so testing was done to determine if she had the gene; fortunately, she did not. She wrote her statement of academic purpose on genomic data, so this has been an interest of hers for quite a while. She recently attended the Michigan Genomics Initiative where she was able to learn about several research projects. She is interested in learning how genomic data can be used to prevent and treat chronic diseases.  Health Informatics is the intersection of patient health information and information technology, combined with a specialization such as consumer health. It also includes artificial intelligence and machine learning, both of which are important to precision health. She is curious to see how the combination of health informatics and precision health will lead to better patient health outcomes.