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Anna McCollister-Slipp

Founder, VitalCrowd; Chief Advocate, Participatory Research, Scripps Translational Science Institute

Anna McCollister-Slipp is Chief Advocate for Participatory Research at Scripps Translational Science Institute, where she is charged with bringing the expertise of patients and caregivers into the design of health research. With Scripps, McCollister-Slipp recently formed VitalCrowd, a Web-based collaborative platform aimed at crowdsourcing the design of health research. In addition, she is co-founder of Galileo Analytics, a Visual Data Exploration and data analytics company focused on democratizing access to and understanding of complex health data. McCollister-Slipp's passion for innovation in health research is rooted in her personal experiences living with type 1 diabetes. She speaks frequently about the promise of digital health, the imperative for patient data access, and the need for improved outcomes measures for chronic disease. McCollister-Slipp is one of the lead researchers and a Co-Primary Investigator for the recently awarded All of Us Research Program, a centerpiece of the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative. She serves on a number of government and private committees and boards aimed at promoting innovative ways to better understand, treat, empower, and care for patients with complex chronic disease.