Rasika Mathias, ScD, is Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and the Director of Genomics for the GeneSTAR Research Program in General Internal Medicine. She has recently named as the Miller-Coulson Family Human Aging Project Scholar for the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine. A formally trained Genetic Epidemiologist, Dr. Mathias has extensive experience in the analysis of array- and whole genome sequence-based genomewide association studies in the context of inflammatory diseases with significant health disparities. She plays a key leadership role in numerous NIH sponsored consortia including The Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) program for the NHLBI and the Consortium on Asthma among African-ancestry Populations in the Americas (CAAPA). Her work focuses on the tremendous scientific value of out-of-the-box and non-linear approaches to leveraging pre-existing data and the opportunities at scale from large multi-ethnic GWAS resources to bridge major gaps with health disparities research within a Precision Medicine framework.