Our Role in Precision Health

Enabling the collaborative research in Precision Health that is instrumental in the transition to preventative medicine

Precision Health Initiative

Precision health is an ambitious and rewarding enterprise for all. It can only be enabled by concerted endeavours in advances in technology and physical sciences leading to new clinical tools, understanding real people living real lives, a broad research landscape shaped by a diversity of academic interests, and extensive utilisation of health data at the intersection between all stakeholders. Cambridge has the opportunity to be visibly leading this transition to achieve a consequent enormous societal benefit.

Precision Health Initiative is a virtual network aiming to enable collaborative research in precision health that is instrumental in the transition to preventative medicine.

We envision a world where everyone is empowered to live their healthiest life. Our mission is to promote individual health and well-being by enabling innovation and research to deliver equitable solutions for disease prevention, detection and intervention.

We are dedicated to seven strategic priorities:

  • Increasing accessibility for new researchers to the field of Precision Health in Cambridge and beyond by recognising the challenges of multidisciplinary research.
  • Creating a diverse and well-connected community that engages broadly across the Schools of the University.
  • Empowering researchers across all career stages to learn from, and contribute to, the success of the initiative.
  • Developing informative living roadmaps that articulate the key outstanding questions in the field.
  • Engaging with practitioners, policymakers, patients, public and funders in health and prevention research.
  • Opening a dialogue with industry to bridge the gap between research innovations and healthcare deployment.
  • Establishing a sustainable funding model for the long-term maintenance of the initiative.

Within this endeavour, three vital pillars, Research, Education and Impact, are our anchor points from which we reach an inclusive community and collaboratively bring precision health to all areas of health and healthcare on a population scale.