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Clinicogenomics experts

Optum clinicogenomics experts have the deep domain expertise and industry knowledge to help answer your unique research questions.

Alexa Woodward, PhD, MS

Alexa Woodward, PhD, is the partnerships and strategy manager for Optum clinicogenomics. She is responsible for data partnerships and supporting business strategy. She facilitates and maintains collaborations with both industry and academic partners. She also helps drive product development and strategy for a variety of clinicogenomics use cases. Prior to her role at Optum, Dr. Woodward’s academic research focused on computational methods to detect and characterize genetic heterogeneity.

Dr. Woodward received her Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from California State University, Chico. She received a Master of Science in Bioethics from Columbia University and a PhD in Genetic Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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