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Perspective

Public Health in the Precision-Medicine Era

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  • Ronald Bayer, Ph.D.,
  • and Sandro Galea, M.D., Dr.P.H.

The burgeoning precision-medicine agenda focuses on detecting and curing disease at the individual level, but there are multiple contributors to the production of population health, and clinical intervention cannot remedy health inequities.

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Author Affiliations

From the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York (R.B.); and the Office of the Dean, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston (S.G.).

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