Sezin A. Palmer is the first Mission Area Executive for National Health at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, which has been recognized by Fast Company in 2016 as one of the most innovative companies in Healthcare. The National Health Mission Area takes a systems approach to understanding health determinants to better predict and prevent illness, injury and disease and applying this knowledge to develop novel capabilities to rapidly detect and respond to changes in health status. As the nation’s largest University Affiliated Research Center, JHU/APL performs research and development on behalf of the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other federal agencies. The Laboratory has more than 6,000 staff members who are making critical contributions to a wide variety of nationally and globally significant technical and scientific challenges.
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