Researcher & Mental Health Clinician

Mikaela Pitcan

Mikaela Pitcan is a social scientist and mental health clinician. Her areas of research include the impact of technology on learning, the ways in which technological systems impact decision-making and influence the connection between prejudice and discriminatory behavior. Mikaela also explores the impact of racially discriminatory experiences on individuals within the workplace as well as institutions of higher learning. She works to interpret technology’s influence through a psychological lens and create avenues of communication between researchers, product developers, and educators. She holds a BS in psychology from the University of Florida, a MS.Ed in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University Graduate School of Education and is currently a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at Fordham University

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    Data & Society
    Fairness in Precision Medicine is the first report to deeply examine the potential for biased and discriminatory outcomes in the emerging field of precision medicine; "the effort to collect, integrate and analyze multiple sources of data in order to develop individualized insights about health and disease." Read more
    February 2018
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    Data & Society
    The Precision Medicine National Actor Map is the first visualization of the three major national precision medicine projects--All of Us Research Program, My Research Legacy, Project Baseline--and the network of institutions connected to them as grantees and sub-grantees. The map was developed for the Fairness in Precision Medicine initiative at Data & Society. Read more
    February 2018
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    Data & Society
    What is Precision Medicine? is a general audience white paper by Dr. Kadija Ferryman and Mikaela Pitcan that introduces and outlines the emerging field of precision medicine; the effort to collect, integrate and analyze multiple sources of data in order to develop individualized insights about health and disease. Read more
    February 2018
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