Alumnus Profile: Christopher Foster (MAA 2001)
Christopher Foster ('01, Applied Anthropology) is a management analyst and the inclusion officer for the All of Us Research Program. He focuses on data analysis, concept development, visualization, and dissemination. This includes the demographic analysis of the cohort populations and catchment areas located at the various performance and recruitment sites, including monitoring targeted and actual enrollment. Chris is responsible for visualizing cohort data through graphic information system (G.I.S.) mapping applications and the related statistical and spatial analysis. He has expertise in inclusion policy/data monitoring, and the Inclusion Management System, used for reporting sex/gender, race, and ethnicity as required by the NIH policy on the inclusion of women and minorities in clinical research. Chris is an applied biological anthropologist whose background focuses on social science, biology, and public health with a strong emphasis on health disparities, underserved populations, and minority health. He has worked for the Office of Community-Based Participatory Research and Collaboration at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the Office of Cancer Survivorship, the Behavioral Research Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the social science firm Westat. In addition, he received an NIH Office of the Director (OD) Honor Award for being part of the group that re-engineered the system that monitors the scientific oversight of women and minority inclusion.