Position title: Project Manager (Precision Medicine), All of Us Research Program
Rachel Spahnn, Project Manager, focuses on precision medicine and informatics for the All of Us Research Program. In this role, she facilitates communication among teams, leads internal organizational initiatives, and lends expertise on research operations. She is very much looking forward to making the AoU data set accessible to researchers and other professionals who can benefit.
Spahnn previously worked with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center as a Study Monitor, serving as a regulatory compliance guru on FDA-regulated imaging studies. Before moving to Wisconsin in 2019, she worked at UNC Chapel Hill as a Research Coordinator, spearheading recruitment, enrollment, and study conduct for the Physical Activity Can Enhance Life (PACE-Life) open trial, which aimed to measure the impact of improved cardiovascular fitness and social interaction on Schizophrenia symptom severity. She began her career in research at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Chapel Hill, where she managed multi-site, NIH-funded bioinformatics projects.
Spahnn earned her BA in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of California at Los Angeles, and is currently working toward a Master’s degree in Public Health at UW-Madison.