NutraWomen Wednesday: Renee Deehan, PhD, VP of Science, InsideTracker

By Danielle Masterson

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Renee Deehan, PhD, leads a science team that builds and mines the world's largest dataset of blood, DNA, fitness tracking and phenotypic data from healthy people to find actionable insights for health. She is a molecular biologist by training and has spent her career working in precision medicine and personalized nutrition.

“I think I've always been really fascinated by the elegance of the systems that we are and the complex environment that we live in and part of that complexity means we're all very different. So we react to food and medicines and stimuli in very different ways. And there are very complex reasons why we may react to some of the stimulus like that in a different way. I was always really frustrated by the one-size-fits-all approach that you often times see in medicine, especially with big blockbuster drugs and things like that, where I think we need a more tailored approach and certainly that's true in medicine and absolutely true for wellness types of interventions as well,” ​said Deehan. 

As the VP of Science, InsideTracker, Deehan said she enjoys her job and the people she works with. “InsideTracker in general is just super fun. So if you are someone who just wants to geek out about nutrition and wearables and kind of digitizing yourself and analyzing that…we have a lot of biohackers that use InsideTracker. People really care a lot about the personalization aspects of it and also we care a lot about figuring out how to make the product accessible and I can walk in and have a conversation in just say, ‘like here are the biases in our dataset and this is how we want to correct them’ and nobody's going to be dismissive of that at all.”

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