UCSF

Michael Douglas

TRANSPERS Program Manager
Phone: +1 415 502-4025
490 Illinois Street, Rm 32N
UCSF Box 0613
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States

Affiliations

What I do

As program manager for the Center for Translational and Policy Research on Precision Medicine (TRANSPERS), my work focuses on the value of new technologies and how to most effectively and efficiently implement them into health care, with a particular focus on precision (or personalized) medicine and cancer. My research spans a variety of disciplines, including clinical and social sciences, in academic, government, and industry sectors.

I work with Dr. Kathryn Phillips, TRANSPERS founder and director, and other investigators in the field in various organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Public Health Genomics, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association’s Technology Evaluation Center, and Bayer Diagnostics. I lead several grants, research and research development, program management, and publication.

Professional background

Biography

My research focuses on the value of new technologies and how to most effectively and efficiently implement them into health care, with a particular focus on precision medicine and cancer. My research spans a variety of disciplines, including clinical and social sciences, in the academic, government and industry sectors. I have extensive expertise in genomic laboratory medicine, evidence-based reviews of molecular based testing, personalized medicine, and research program management.

I currently serve as the Program Manager for the UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Precision Medicine (TRANSPERS). I have been working with Kathryn Phillips, TRANSPERS Founder and Director, and other investigators in the field for over 20 years in varying organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Public Health Genomics, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Technical Evaluation Center and Bayer Diagnostics. As TRANSPERS Program Manager, I have a leadership role in several grants, research and research development, program management and publication. I’ve led and co-authored many publications in the field of genomic medicine and molecular diagnostics.

Research keywords

  • Payer Coverage Decisions
  • health policy
  • Clinical decision support
  • patient-reported outcome measures
  • patient generated health data
  • next-generation sequencing
  • Molecular Testing
  • big data
  • consumer health informatics
  • personalized medicine
  • precision medicine
  • Reimbursement
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • electronic health records (EHR)
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical
  • precision medicine
  • Genetic Testing
  • Whole Exome Sequencing
  • Health Expenditures
  • Exome
  • genomics
  • Circulating Tumor DNA
  • Clinical Laboratory Services
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
  • Direct-To-Consumer Screening and Testing
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
  • policy
  • comparative effectiveness research