Kathleen Barnes

Kathleen’s career spans >30 years focused on genomic medicine and precision-driven health equity. She completed her BSN at the Medical College of Virginia, her PhD in Biomedical Anthropology at the University of Florida, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Immunogenetics at Johns Hopkins University. She has built research and clinical programs and has led interdisciplinary teams integrating biomedical informatics, multi-omics platforms, translational research and global health at Johns Hopkins University (1993-2015) and the University of Colorado (2015-present), where she founded the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine,and was SVP of Population Genomics Health at Tempus Labs (2021-2023). Most recently she joined Oxford Nanopore Technologies to stand up a new program in Population Health and Precision Medicine.