Kathleen Barnes, PhD

Kathleen Barnes, PhD
Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine


Clinical Adoption: It Takes a Village!
Business Model Panel Discussion – Health Care Providers
11:35 AM - 12:20 PM


Kathleen C. Barnes is a genetic epidemiologist with expertise in a variety of acute and chronic complex lung and allergic diseases. She received her Ph.D. in biomedical anthropology at the University of Florida (1992) and completed a fellowship in immunogenetics (1993-1994) at the Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center under the mentorship of the late David G. Marsh, after which she joined the faculty of the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology and the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine.

In 2015 she moved to the Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, as Director of the newly launched Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine, an institutional collaboration linking extensive electronic medical record (EMR) data to ‘omics’ information to promote the development of tools and knowledge in biomedical informatics. Dr. Barnes is also the Head of the Division of Biomedical Informatics & Personalized Medicine in the Department of Medicine, and a faculty member of the Human Medical Genetics and Genomics Program, the Division of Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care Medicine, and the Department of Epidemiology.

For over 25 years her population-based studies have focused on ethnically diverse, family-based and independent populations across the Americas, and she has led multiple multicenter, international genomics studies focused on underrepresented populations.