Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D., is the Director of Scientific Programs within the All of Us Research Program of the Precision Medicine Initiative at the National Institutes of Health. She leads the scientific, programmatic development, and implementation efforts to build a national research cohort of one million or more U.S. participants to advance precision medicine.
Prior to joining the All of Us Research Program, Dr. Rutter led the Division of Neuroscience and Behavior at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In this role, she developed and coordinated research on basic and clinical neuroscience, brain and behavioral development, genetics, epigenetics, computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, drug discovery, and also coordinated the NIDA Genetics Consortium and biospecimen repository.
Dr. Rutter is internationally recognized for her work in basic and clinical research in human genetics and in the study of genetic and environmental risk factors focusing on the fields of cancer and addiction. She received her Ph.D. from Dartmouth Medical School and completed a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. Her primary scientific objective is to integrate genetic principles with environmental influences to inform more deeply our understanding of how individual and societal factors impact health and disease.