Katherine Blizinsky, PhD


Policy Director

All of Us Research Program

Katherine Blizinsky, Ph.D, is the policy director for the All of Us Research Program. A neuroscientist and geneticist specializing in research on mental health and cognition, with a focus on health disparities, Dr. Blizinsky completed her doctoral work at Northwestern University. She is an alumna of the American Society of Human Genetics/National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship and has policy experience with both the legislative and executive branches. On Capitol Hill, Dr. Blizinsky worked with the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee under Ranking Member Patty Murray, where, among other roles, Dr. Blizinsky participated in the drafting and negotiation of the 21st Century Cures Act. Following her time on the Hill, she moved to NIH, where she held simultaneous appointments as policy advisor to the All of Us Research Program—concentrating on issues of data access, informed consent, and participant privacy—and as an intramural research fellow with the NHGRI Health Disparities Unit. In addition to her current role with All of Us, Dr. Blizinsky continues her research as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Rush University in Chicago, working with the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center.