Goals of Precision Medicine

Julie Johnson, PharmD, Dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, speaks about the various goals of precision medicine, and how pharmacists can implement precision medicine to improve patient health.

Julie Johnson, PharmD, Dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, speaks about the various goals of precision medicine, and how pharmacists can implement precision medicine to improve patient health. This video was filmed at the 2019 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Julie Johnson, PharmD: Well really the goal of precision medicine is much bigger than pharmacogenetics and much bigger than genetics. There's a lot of focus on genetics because it's really a piece of information that is truly unique to an individual, unless you're an identical twin. And so there is a lot of thought about that. And within genetics and genomic medicine, if you will, pharmacogenetics is really out front of a lot of the other areas of genomic medicine implementation. But I think the goal of precision medicine is to have a whole constellation of pieces of information that we use about an individual to make decisions about preventive care, about lifestyle, about drug therapies, et cetera.